OFS Energy Fund News

July 29, 2013

KW International, LLC Opens State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, TX

HOUSTON (July 29, 2013) – KW International, LLC (KWI) has officially opened its new, leading edge manufacturing facility in Columbus, Texas. The Columbus facility will support a broader product line offering and expedited production and delivery. KWI is also increasing its field service capabilities by adding to its team of experienced field techs and adding satellite offices in major shale plays.

An experienced team of production and process equipment professionals based in central Texas designed KWI’s new 140,000-square-foot facility, which is located at the northwest corner of Highway 71 and 90 with rail access in Central Texas. The facility offers onsite X-ray, sandblast and paint, hydro and heat treatment, with a focus on efficiency and safety.

“KWI is proud to announce the completion of our state-of-the manufacturing facility in Columbus, Texas,” Kurt Wind, CEO and President of KWI, said. “With the partnership of OFS and the new capabilities of this facility, KWI will not only increase our high quality product offering of process and production equipment, we will also fuel the economy with more jobs to meet the needs of the expanding oil and gas industry.”

In October 2012, OFS Energy Fund, a private equity fund focused exclusively on acquiring and growing lower middle market energy service companies, invested growth capital in KWI to fund the Columbus manufacturing facility, which is expected to result in 150 new jobs and support the growth of KWI as a leading production and process equipment provider.

“OFS is pleased to be partnered with the KWI team to further assist in the company’s growth,” OFS Fund's managing partner, Bruce Ross, said. “As infrastructure in shale plays develops, the Columbus facility will allow KWI to be in a position to capitalize on the oil and gas industry’s demands, while building on KWI’s 50 years of exemplary manufacturing and service.”

KWI’s facility allows for the manufacturing and repair of the following equipment: sand traps, line heaters, separators, filter separators, scrubbers, glycol dehydration packages, fuel gas conditioners, JT packages, amine packages, production packages, onshore/offshore production, slug catchers, condensate stabilizers, vapor recovery units, well test equipment, custom fabrication, in addition to offering buy, sell, lease and rent options and field sales and service.

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About KWI International, LLC
KW International, LLC, based in Houston, Texas, is a provider of new and remanufactured, upstream and midstream process and production equipment and related services to the oil and gas industry. Founded by Ken Wind, KWI and its predecessor companies have provided energy solutions for more than 50 years. For more information, please visit www.kwintl.com.

About OFS Energy Fund
Houston-based OFS Energy Fund is one of the few professionally managed private equity firms that specializes in acquiring and recapitalizing lower middle-market energy service companies. OFS seeks to provide capital to business owners including buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. The Fund supports the development of management, appropriate governance, professionalization of reporting and tracking of operating metrics. Additionally, OFS lends industry relationships, ideas for operational improvement and support in developing strategic growth plans and initiatives. For more information, please visit www.ofsfund.com.
 

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