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Builders FirstSource is set to move to Kyle, following decisions by Kyle City Council and the Hays County Commissioners Court.

The nation’s largest building materials manufacturer and supplier will move its lumber yard and building materials distribution facility from Buda to a larger 47,000 square foot building in Kyle. Builders FirstSource is set to create 40 new jobs in Kyle and will represent an investment of over $16 million in the area.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our footprint in Texas,” said Builders FirstSource Division President Mike Hiller. “Builders FirstSource invests in building communities, and our growth in Texas benefits not only the people of Kyle, but our business as well. We look forward to a continued successful partnership with Hays County.

The new location, which will be located along Interstate 35, will be used primarily to supply construction materials to residential builders constructing new homes between Austin and San Antonio, according to a press release from the City of Kyle. Construction of the building is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023 and be completed in July 2023. Rail spur and site work has begun, the town of Kyle added.

“The Texas Innovation Corridor construction and real estate market continues to exponentially outperform other markets across the country, which makes the timing of this business expansion so critical,” said Jason Giulietti, President and CEO. from the leadership of the Greater San Marcos Partnership, “Hays County was the perfect launch pad for Builders FirstSource and the company’s strategic decision to stay in Hays County during this growth underscores the region’s attributes that continue to preparing businesses for success.

Builders FirstSource’s announcement came after the Hays County Commissioners Court and Kyle City Council both approved a performance-based grant agreement with the company at their respective meetings on Tuesday,

“With this new location, Builders FirstSource will become the City of Kyle’s largest sales tax payer and a fundamentally essential business in our city,” said Victoria Vargas, Director of the City of Kyle’s Economic Development Department. “Companies like Builders FirstSource realize that Kyle has the essential infrastructure to support exponential growth and business success, which diversifies our local economy, strengthens our local tax base and improves the quality of life for our residents.

Builders FirstSource’s new location marks the first economic announcement in the Texas Innovation Corridor, which includes Hays and Caldwell counties, for fiscal year 2023, which began October 1, 2022.