NEW: EDC Moving Systems to relocate Austin operations to Hutto
Jennifer Burrington, a business development specialist in the city of Hutto, announced EDC Moving Systems as the new tenant in Hutto’s Innovation Business Park. (Kelsey Thompson / Community Impact Newspaper)
The city of Hutto has a new business partner in the city after Titan Development jointly announced on February 6th that EDC Moving Systems – a moving, warehouse and distribution company – would move its Austin logistics and storage operations to Hutto’s Innovation Business Park is embarrassed.
The project, referred to as Project Electric Daisy in the city documents, was announced at the Hutto City Council meeting on February 6th. Under the agreement between the city, Titan Development and EDC Moving Systems, the operations center will move to a 150,000 square meter facility in the industrial park, taking up 93,000 to 94,000 square meters of that building.
“One of the goals this city council has always focused on is creating a more resilient local economy,” Mayor Doug Gaul said in a February 6 press release. “We look forward to welcoming EDC Moving Systems, their employees and families to Hutto.”
EDC expects 38 full-time employees to move from Austin to Hutto, according to the press release, and will also employ 12 contract workers. EDC plans to add 12 additional positions per release for the first five years in Hutto.
As confirmed by Jennifer Burrington, the city’s economic development specialist, the incentives in the agreement include a 25% ad valorem discount for the 10 years, up to a maximum of $ 100,000 over that 10 year period. Burrington added that the return on this ad valorem discount investment is expected to come after a year.
“We look forward to this exciting new chapter when we are welcomed to the city of Hutto,” said Luke Barber, general manager of EDC Moving, in the press release. “We strive to build relationships with the people and businesses of Hutto. Our people are our cornerstone, and we are excited to be moving to an area that is more convenient and economical for our employees and their families. “
EDC was founded in 1976 and, according to a press release, has five offices in Texas and Louisiana. According to the press release, the company specializes in “local, national and international removals and storage for households, offices and industry as well as the supply of furniture with white gloves for high-end furniture companies”.
Barber, who has lived in Austin for several years, looks forward to relocating operations to Hutto and bringing his employees with him.
“It just felt like home,” said Barber.