Accessibility and incentives were major factors for Odessa-based engineering and construction company Ref-Chem when the company relocated to Pearland in 2012. A Burns & McDonnell company, Ref-Chem specializes in heavy industrial construction, engineering, EPC and maintenance. Employees onsite include management personnel, engineers, designers and administrative staff.
Fully committed to its employees, clients and community, Ref-Chem found Pearland to be particularly attractive because of its accessibility from several major highways. Ref-Chem seeks to positively impact the community in which its employees live and work and evaluated several different locations during its search. Incentives and ongoing support and engagement with PEDC proved beneficial during the relocation process. PEDC also assisted by connecting infrastructure to its site at Beltway 8 and Tom Bass Parkway.
To date Ref-Chem employs 100 at its 39,000 square-foot facility and has invested $8.5 million into the community.