PEDC was instrumental in providing valuable resources and helping Kemlon Products, a multi-discipline energy and manufacturing company, narrow its search for the relocation of its multidiscipline manufacturing facility of high-quality electrical connectors, sensors, probes and related components for hostile environments. PEDC contracted to purchase the land that was later assigned to Kemlon and also provided incentives for the company’s original relocation of its headquarters to Pearland in 1997. The recruitment of the company’s 120,000 square-foot headquarters on State Highway 35 secured Kemlon as the first major high-tech manufacturing company to relocate to Pearland.
Also among Kemlon’s deciding factors was the site’s safe location. Located just four miles south of William P. Hobby International Airport, it is easily accessible to customers and employees via State Highway 35 and Beltway 8. Additional factors in the decision-making were Pearland’s affordable housing, exceptional schools and potential employee base.
PEDC has assisted Kemlon with expansion efforts over the years, providing incentives to expand the company’s operations in 2006 and 2010. Most recently PEDC worked with Kemlon to acquire 23.5 acres purchased from the City to further expand its campus as part of Catalyst No. 2 Business Park North outlined in the State Highway 35 Redevelopment Strategy.
To date, Kemlon has invested more than $10.8 million in the community and currently employs more than 120 individuals on its 30-acre campus.