Pearland has long been known for its strong base of manufacturing companies. The greater Houston region is home to nearly 6,400 manufacturers that employ over a quarter-million skilled workers and ranks second among U.S. metros for manufacturing GDP. This concentration of manufacturers is a direct result of an experienced and committed workforce and readily accessible suppliers and multi-modal transportation.
Benefits for manufacturers in Pearland include:
Good Company: Pearland is home to almost fifty manufacturers with over 3,200 workers specializing in precision steel, medical devices, power supply, pipe, turbine and heat exchange manufacturing and servicing.
Transportation: Extensive multimodal infrastructure, including interstate, rail and port access, facilitates the movement of product regionally, nationally and globally.
Strategic Location: Pearland addresses some of the most important factors in any manufacturing operation, including cost of operation, logistics and access to markets.
Incentives: PEDC works with companies creating primary jobs to secure state and local incentives.
RECENT MANUFACTURING PROJECTS
In 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.
Also in 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.
Also in 2018, Profile Wire, a division of Zapp Precision Wire and manufacturer of high grade stainless steel wire and other wire fabricated products, constructed a new 22,000 SF facility on Industrial Drive.
In 2017, MultAlloy 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.
In 2015, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation completed construction on a 180,000 SF office, manufacturing and warehouse facility on a 26-acre site on Kirby Drive. The Pearland facility was the first U.S.-based manufacturing and service location for the Japanese-owned company.
In 2014, Dover Energy completed construction on a 150,000 SF manufacturing and operations center on a 14-acre site in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. The facility is home to approximately 260 employees and allowed Dover to consolidate its multiple Texas locations into one regional facility.
In 2011, Brask Inc., Neela opened its 90,000 sq. ft. facility in Pearland. The facility produces custom fabricated heat transfer equipment and allows Neela’s to service local petrochemical and chemical customers throughout the Houston region and beyond. The facility includes a welding, machining and assembly department, as well as a clean room for high-alloy welding.
In 2011, PEDC recruited Merit Medical Systems to Pearland. The global medical device company opened a 92,000 SF research and development and manufacturing facility on a 12-acre site in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District in October 2014. Merit Medical Systems, Inc. is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of proprietary disposable medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy. Merit serves client hospitals worldwide.
In 2010, Saint Paul, Minnesota-based cardiovascular medical device developer, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. opened its state-of-the-art facility for the manufacturing of commercialized interventional treatment systems for vascular disease.