Recent Relocations & Expansions
Pearland’s prime location within Texas and low cost of doing business attracts companies looking to start-up, expand or relocate. Pearland is home to multiple corporate headquarters, manufacturers and small businesses across numerous industries. The retail sector grew exponentially in recent years, while the construction, manufacturing and professional sectors—especially in the areas of life science, health care and finance—continue to rapidly expand.
Wilmar Oleo North America
Wilmar Oleo North America, a subsidiary of Wilmar International based in Singapore, is a leading agribusiness in Asia. In 2008, the company opened a U.S. office in Pearland that houses sales and administrative functions for their primary product, palm oil. In 2015, they moved the Pearland office to the Pearland Town Center where they lease 5,280 square feet.
PEDC worked with Wilmar, who recently renewed their lease with the Town Center and made a commitment to expand their workforce in Pearland. Wilmar has added additional sales, administrative and logistics personnel and now has 25 employees.
Swiss-based Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering, providing process solutions and optimizing processes in terms of economic efficiency, safety and environmental impact. Its customers come from various industries, including chemical, food & beverage, life sciences, power & energy, primaries & metal, oil & gas and water & wastewater.
In March 2019, Endress+Hauser broke ground on a 112,000 square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Campus in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. The facility will house teams to support Endress+Hauser’s products, solutions and services, along with partners SpectraSensors, Analytik Jena, and Vector Controls and Automation Group. The campus will also offer areas for calibration, repair and training, including a state-of-the-art PTU.
Energy Rental Solutions
Energy Rental Solutions, a Caterpillar dealer dedicated to the specialty rental business, broke ground on its new headquarters facility in Pearland in March 2019.
The 40,000 square-foot building will include office and warehouse space and is located on a 12-acre site in the Rice Drier Commerce Park on Rice Drier Road and State Highway 35. The facility will be home to approximately 55 employees, including executive management, sales, operations, administrative, service technicians and warehouse personnel.
One of the world’s leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets, Lonza is a custom manufacturer and developer that harnesses science and technology to create products that support safer and healthier living and that enhance the overall quality of life. Founded in 1897 in the Swiss Alps, Lonza today is a well-respected global company with more than 55 major manufacturing and R&D facilities and approximately 15,500 full-time employees worldwide.
In April 2018, the company opened 300,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. It is the largest dedicated cell-and-gene-therapy manufacturing facility in the world and is home to almost 310 employees.
Base Pair Biotechnologies
Recruited to Pearland in 2014, Base Pair Biotechnologies is a developer of research and medical diagnostics made of DNA for research institutions, universities and pharmaceutical companies.
In October 2017, the company expanded with a relocation to a 5,000 square-foot office and laboratory space on Broadway, allowing for an additional eight employees.
Founded in Pearland in 2012, Adient Medical is a medical device manufacturer that develops implantable medical devices that dissolve for the prevention of pulmonary embolism.
In 2017, the company expanded with a relocation to a 1,900 square-foot office and research space in Reflection Bay at Shadow Creek.
Founded in 1974, FloWorks is a leading specialty supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and related products. Core global markets include the energy industry, oil & gas-upstream, midstream and downstream, and it also serves the chemical, power, marine, mining, pulp and paper, food and beverage and many more industrial market segments.
In January 2017, FloWorks opened its 225,000 square-foot warehouse and operations facility on S. Main. The facility consolidated the company’s existing Houston operations and group management from several companies into one regional facility and is home to approximately 80 employees.
Owned by IMC Group, a Berkshire Hathaway company, Tool-Flo Manufacturing is one of the world’s largest companies for metalworking products and metal removal technology. The company manufactures precision carbide, metal-working tools and products for the oil/gas, automotive and medical industries.
In December 2018, Tool-Flo Manufacturing completed construction on its company headquarters, training and manufacturing facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. The 80,000-square-foot facility is home to 150 employees, including management, engineering, sales, operations and administrative personnel.
One of the top 100 suppliers of industrial tools in the United States, Rex Supply is owned by IMC Group, a Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway company.
In late 2018, Rex Supply completed construction on its new headquarters and warehouse facility in the Lower Kirby District. The 46,000-square-foot facility is adjacent to Tool-Flo Manufacturing’s new operations on the same 15-acre site. It is home to 43 employees and also serves as a new distribution center for Production Tool Supply Co., LLC.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation
In April 2015, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) celebrated the grand opening of Pearland Works, its new office, manufacturing and service facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. It is the first U.S.-based manufacturing and service location for the Japanese-owned company.
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. In addition, MCO-I also constructed a 49,500-square-foot warehouse facility, which opened in late 2015.
A model for medicine since 1949, Kelsey-Seybold is Houston’s largest and most renowned private, multi-specialty physician group. More than 500,000 patients each year tap into the experience and expertise of the group’s 425+ physicians, who provide primary and specialty care at 20 clinic locations throughout the region.
In 2013, Kelsey-Seybold completed construction on its new administrative headquarters in Pealand. The company’s 170,000 square-foot headquarters support Kelsey-Seybold’s 370 physicians throughout the region. Administrative services at the facility include accounting, billing, finance, human resources, marketing and the health care system’s call center. The facility houses approximately 800 employees.
Headquartered in Utah, Merit Medical Systems, Inc. manufactures more than 2,000 proprietary, disposable medical devices used in diagnostic and interventional cardiology and radiology procedures. Their products include inflation devices, various types of catheters, guide wires, fluid dispensing systems, angiography accessories and more.
In 2011, Merit Medical chose Pearland as the site for its new research and development and manufacturing facility. Approximately 330 of Merit’s 6,000 employees work out of the company’s 120,000-square-foot, two-story facility.
Dover Energy is the energy division of diversified global manufacturer Dover Corporation, a Fortune 500 company with 200 locations and 34,000 employees worldwide. A manufacturer of specialized products and valves, the company provides highly-engineered solutions for the safe and efficient extraction and handling of critical fluids worldwide in the drilling, production and downstream markets.
In May 2014, Dover Energy opened a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing and operations facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. The facility, which consolidated multiple Texas locations into one regional facility is home to over 250 employees.