Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp.
In 2015, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) opened Pearland Works, its new office, manufacturing and service facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. The 180,000 square-foot facility, located on Kirby Drive, houses packaging and assembly, vertical and horizontal rotor storage, repair and maintenance services, administrative offices and a training center.
PEDC began working with MCO-I in 2013, who was looking to potentially acquire a site in the Lower Kirby District to manufacture compressors and mechanical steam turbines. Throughout the two-year recruitment process, PEDC worked with the company to resolve zoning and detention issues and also with CenterPoint Energy to increase electricity and natural gas infrastructure to the site. In 2017, PEDC, MCO-I and the Lower Kirby Pearland Management District completed the $5 million reconstruction of Hooper Road to allow for additional heavy traffic for MCO-I and other area developments.
In addition, MCO-I also constructed a 49,500 square-foot warehouse facility, which opened later in 2015. MCO-I currently employs over 110 at its Pearland facility and has brought more than $45.4 million in investment to the community and its 2019 tax base is $91.1 million.