Amos Snow III is the owner of Bois D'Arc International Trade, a manufacturer of heat exchange coils.
LONGVIEW, Texas - Bois D'Arc International Trade Inc. is growing. The company recently moved from Kilgor, Texas, to Longview. Bois D'Arc International, owned by Amos Snow III, manufactures heat exchange coils for large commercial and industrial heating, and air conditioning units and heater cores for motor homes.

Snow's father, Amos Snow II, started Bois D'Arc International as a sales company in 1989. Snow III bought the company five years ago and moved the business to manufacturing as well as sales. The company's customers have increased from 75 to 850 in the last five years.

"We had sustained growth the last five years and outgrew the facilities. We needed more space," Snow said. "We had 62-percent growth this past year. We have 18 employees, but I anticipate growing to 40 in 2005, then 100 in 2006."

Snow has been happy with the move to Longview. The 35,000-square-foot building used to be a Blake Furniture Warehouse.

Even with the recent move, Snow has plans for expansion. The company plans to build an additional 45,000-square-foot building. "The key to our success is the quality of our product and the personalized assistance you get," Snow said. "I am involved in every procedure and sale. If there is ever a problem, which rarely happens, you can always get me on the phone."

Publication date: 01/17/2005