Electromedical Products International, Inc.
Dr. Daniel Kirsch is the Chairman of Electromedical Products International, Inc. (EPII) and the President of the American Institute of Stress. He has over four decades of experience in the medical field, including extensive clinical practice experience, and has been working extensively with the United States military since 2005.
Ms. Tracey B. Kirsch is the president of EPII where she manages all financial matters, human resources, regulatory affairs and oversees daily operations. She maintains close working relationships with the company's personnel and its worldwide network of independent distributors.
Tracey successfully orchestrated the company's move from California to Texas in 1994 working closely with the Area Growth Council over a period of almost 24 months. Steve Butcher met with the Kirsches in California on a number of occasions, convincing them to make the move to Mineral Wells and providing assistance in locating an appropriate property for both their home and business. Financing assistance as well as an interface with the City proved quite helpful.
EPII has proven to not only be a leader in the field of pain management, but they are an exemplary corporate citizen.
Tracey Kirsch: “EPI is in Mineral Wells because of the Industrial Foundation, Area Growth Council and Steve Butcher’s expertise. Steve’s ability to match EPI’s needs to the resources of the community was impressive. The coordination of every aspect of moving a then 13 year old company from one state to another was no small undertaking. The Area Growth Council through Steve did a masterful job for which we are grateful. EPI has grown more than 10 fold since it relocation to Mineral Wells in 1994. Having the support of the city and the community continues to be instrumental in our growth and success. Mineral Wells has been a good place to raise a family, too. “
The City of Mineral Wells, the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and the Area Growth Council (the Community) have worked closely with PECOFacet, a subsidiary of CLARCOR Inc. through their growth over the past many years. PECOFacet is a major innovator in the filtration industry.
In 2009 PECOFacet began planning for another expansion. The options were to remain in Mineral wells and construct a new Research Center or to move a portion of the existing operations to another CLARCOR facility in Oklahoma and build the Research Center there.
The Community spent three years structuring many different options and locations in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County and Parker County in an effort to insure that PECOFacet remained in the area and continued its growth locally. Every possible financial tool available was brought to bear in this very substantial effort.
Finally in 2013 the ten million dollar Dunman Perry Research Center was completed and work began to consolidate all local campuses in one location.
Scott Thompson, President of PECOFacet, stated, “I want to take this opportunity to thank the City of Mineral Wells and the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation for their support. We built a new building and as a result hired quite a few more people. This would not have been possible without the support of the City of Mineral Wells and the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation who were very patient and worked with us for three years.”
In 2001 Tru-Test, Inc. moved from San Antonio, Texas to Mineral Wells to take advantage of a very favorable acquisition structure of an existing larger facility with room for future growth. Twelve years later the requirement for additional space became a reality and the City of Mineral Wells, the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and the Area Growth Council (the Community) structured a plan for the Industrial Foundation to build Tru-Test the needed building next to their existing plant.
In 2013, the Area Growth Council and Tru-Test submitted an application to the Texas Capital Fund Program. The application was successful and the City was awarded the funds necessary to acquire the building constructed by the Industrial Foundation. The building is owned by the City and leased to Tru-Test at a very favorable incentive rate. If Tru-Test continues to lease the facility for twenty years, they have the option to acquire the property for one dollar.
Troy Huseman, Vice President & CFO of Tru-Test, Inc.: "The financially attractive real estate acquisition Tru-Test was able to complete in 2001 was the primary reason the company chose Mineral Wells when looking to move from San Antonio to the greater Metroplex area and the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation was instrumental in putting that initial deal together with the State and City. Steve Butcher and the Foundation came through for Tru-Test again in 2013 by putting another funding package together for the acquisition of an additional building allowing the company to install a plastic injection molding operation."
The City of Mineral Wells has been very fortunate to have had Ventamatic LTD as an outstanding corporate citizen for over 50 years. During that time, Ventamatic has continued to grow, create more and more local jobs, and increase the overall tax base for the community.
In 2003, Ventamatic had a major growth spurt and the City, the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and the Area Growth Council worked closely with Ventamatic to support the acquisition of an additional facility required for a new product line the Company was bringing to market.
In 2011 Ventamatic began planning for another expansion. The Industrial Foundation constructed a new warehouse/manufacturing facility next to the building acquired in 2003 and had it ready for occupancy right on schedule. The City and Ventamatic proceeded to submit an application to the Texas Capital Fund to acquire the property. Upon receiving an award from the State, the City purchased the property and is currently leasing it to Ventamatic. At the end of twenty years Ventamatic can acquire the property for one dollar.
Terry Siegel, President of Ventamatic LTD: “Ventamatic LTD has been most fortunate to have the ongoing support of the City of Mineral Wells, the Mineral Wells Industrial Foundation and the Area Growth Council. Thanks to the determination and substantial expertise embodied by Steve Butcher, a number of our projects have come to fruition, even in the face of trying times in a couple of instances. This is an exceedingly pro-industry community and we are very pleased to be located and growing in Mineral Wells.”