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CIL builds 18,580 square meter cotton warehouse in Edinburgh – Rio Grande Guardian

EDINBURG: The CIL Group will build a 18,580 square meter warehouse in Edinburgh to store cotton, its president announced.

Joaquin Spamer tells the Rio Grande Guardian He has purchased 11 acres of land in the Edinburg North Industrial Park for this purpose.

“We are very grateful to Raudel and the EDC team. They have done a great job helping us invest here in the city (Edinburg),” Spamer said.

“I couldn’t be more grateful to the mayor, Ramiro and the entire (city) commission for inviting us to town. We believe Edinburg is one of the best locations for us to store and distribute cotton.”

The “Raudel” Spamer cited was Raudel Garza, executive director of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation.

Spamer said the cotton he will buy for the Edinburg warehouse is grown in the Rio Grande Valley. He said it will be exported to Mexico.

Spamer said he was drawn to Edinburg’s North Industrial Park because it is adjacent to I-69 East. “You get on the road very quickly,” he said.

CIL likes to build warehouses with a floor area of ​​about 18,580 square meters to store its cotton, Spamer said.

“We already have one, exactly the same, in Weslaco. We are building another one, almost the same size, in Brownsville. We have another one of 250,000 square feet in Weslaco and we are starting construction in Pharr (which will be 242,000 square feet). We have a 240,000 (square foot) warehouse in Alamo. We also have plans to build in Harlingen and McAllen,” Spamer said.

When asked about the timeline for construction, Spamer said he hopes the new Edinburg facility will be completed by the start of the next cotton season.

“We are about to start the new 2024-25 cotton season. So we are planning for the end of July, beginning of August next year.”

Spamer added: “We are delighted to be coming to Edinburgh. It is a great location. It is one of the best cities in the region, unique. I believe Edinburgh has a lot to offer companies like me who want to invest in industrial property.”

Edinburgh Mayor Ramiro Garza said he was delighted to welcome CIL to his city.

“We are very excited. We want to thank Mr. Joaquin Spamer and his entire team at CIL for their investment in our city. I know he has options where to invest and I know he has invested throughout the region. We asked him to come to Edinburg, to come to Edinburg,” said Mayor Garza. “I just want to thank him and his team for believing in our city and investing here. I know he will be successful.”

Editor’s Note: Here is an exclusive video interview with CIL President Spamer, Mayor Garza and Raudel Garza, Executive Director of the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation: