City Council approves 3 Amarillo EDC incentive agreements


The Amarillo City Council approved a location incentive agreement presented by the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation to support attracting Torkworx to Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on July 19, 2021. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement to allow Torkworx to hire 80 new full-time employees over two years.

Kevin Corley, President of Torkworx, emphasized, “The Wind Energy Services market is our primary focus, and Amarillo provides a great location to service our growing customer base. We are thrilled with the prospect of employing the skilled services of the surrounding community. We consider Amarillo to be at the doorstep of this burgeoning industry.”

“We’re thrilled that Torkworx has decided to expand in the Amarillo market,” Kevin Carter, President & CEO of the Amarillo EDC, said. “The Amarillo area is an ideal location for this industry because of the concentration of turbines within the Panhandle. This project also allows for us to assist in the growth of Amarillo’s workforce by attracting qualified employees with a relocation incentive.”

Since 2008, Torkworx LP has become a market leader in providing torque and tension solutions to the Power Generation Industry specifically focused on the Wind turbine sector. Torkworx originally built its reputation on supplying the industry with world-class industrial controlled bolting equipment, but today has grown its offering to include wind turbine services supporting the astronomical growth of the Wind industry.

The EDC agreement allows for a relocation reimbursement incentive for up to 80 employees to expand Amarillo’s workforce. Torkworx expects to hire 15 full-time equivalent positions in 2021 and expanding hiring efforts by the second year of operation. The field service office located off South Coulter in Amarillo will be Torkworx’s second location and the company’s headquarters in Spring, Texas.


The City Council approved a location incentive agreement presented by the Amarillo EDC to support the expansion of RCC Brass in Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on July 19, 2021. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement that will allow RCC Brass to hire an additional 50 full-time employees over a five-year period. 

“Local business expansion is a top priority for the Amarillo EDC,” Carter said. “This project allows us to assist a high-demand industry to continue growing and innovating in Amarillo. It also provides an outlet for workforce retention and attraction.”  

RCC Brass manufactures brass cartridges for any firearm, from vintage to wildcat designs, specializing in obsolete and hard-to-find cartridges, wildcat development, customized head stamps and more. RCC Brass machines all cases on CNC lathes and mills, producing consistent case head hardness, weight, volume, and concentricity. 

“A huge thanks to the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation for supporting and helping us grow our business, we appreciate all the effort you've put forth,” Jeff Roberson, Owner of RCC Brass, said. “Amarillo's a great place to call home and we're looking forward to the future!”

The agreement allows for a relocation reimbursement incentive for up to 20 employees, in an effort to grow Amarillo’s workforce. With the additional 50 full-time jobs the payroll is projected to increase to $2.25MM annually. This agreement will have a projected capital expenditure of $10MM.


The City Council approved a location incentive agreement presented by the Amarillo EDC to support North Heights Linen Service in Amarillo. This ratification comes after the approval by the Amarillo EDC Board of Directors on June 28, 2021. This final step in the approval process allows the Amarillo EDC to provide an incentive agreement that will allow North Heights Linen Service to hire 100 new full-time employees over a five-year period.

“Several local organizations came together to create a partnership to ensure that this project succeeds,” Carter said. “We believe the addition of North Heights Linen will have a great long-term impact on our community by not simply from job creation, but these jobs will lead to opportunities of ownership within the company that will enable the employees to accumulate wealth.”

North Heights Linen Service will be a work-owned co-op that provides linen needs to local and regional hospitals. The 25,000 square foot facility recently had a ribbon-cutting in mid-June at 601 West Amarillo Boulevard. The Amarillo Area Foundation has been working on this project for over 9 years and has made a $3 million investment and a consortium of local banks agreed to fund the startup costs.

“I would like to thank the Amarillo EDC, the City of Amarillo, and the citizens of Amarillo for investing in the North Heights Linen Service and the North Heights neighborhood,” Puff Niegos, North Heights Linen Service President, said. “It’s meaningful to help employ all citizens of Amarillo, especially in the areas that are underserved, and we look forward to the impact that this will have throughout our community.

The agreement offers a $250,000 incentive, with the requirement of an average of $1 million in new payroll over the five-year hiring process. This agreement will have a projected capital expenditure of $3MM.

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