HONORED RECIPIENT – L.D. ‘Butch’ Bryant, left, receives a Community & Economic Development award from Elgin Conner, chairman of the Levelland Economic Development Corporation. Bryant was recognized for efforts he made to expand his operations in Levelland over a five-year period. (Staff Photo)
AWARD WINNER – Shannon Himango, right, president of Titan Lansing Transloading, receives a community and economic development award Tuesday from Elgin Conner. Himango started Titan Transloading in the fall of 2011 and built a $5.1 million plant in the Levelland Industrial Rail Park. Titan was the company that gave the Rail Park its first major tenant, providing a springboard for future development. (Staff Photo)
Two companies that have had a major impact in creating jobs and strengthening the region’s economy were honored here Tuesday.
Butch’s Rat Hole & Anchor and Titan Lansing Transloading received Community and Economic Development awards during the Levelland Economic Development Corporation’s appreciation luncheon.
L.D. ‘Butch’ Bryant, who started Butch’s with two employees and one truck in 1980, expanded the company to where it now has more than 800 employees and is headquartered in Levelland, said Shawn Kirkpatrick, LEDC executive director.
The company partnered with the LEDC, which donated it 17 acres of land in the Levelland Industrial Rail Park.
That allowed the company to expand its operations, commit to maintaining its corporate headquarters here for five years, and to plan for expansion of its corporate space.
‘We’re proud that you call Levelland home,’ Kirkpatrick said.