For Immediate Release
September 22, 2015
Pearland Economic Development Corporation
FloWorks Breaks Ground on New Regional Facility in Pearland
Leading specialty supplier for energy and industrial sectors building 225,000 square-foot facility in Pearland
PEARLAND, Texas — Leadership from the City of Pearland, Brazoria County, and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) are excited to celebrate with FloWorks International (formerly Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC) as the company broke ground this morning on its 225,000 square-foot warehouse and operations facility in Pearland.
FloWorks International is a leading specialty supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and related products and an expert provider of flexible technical solutions to the energy and industrial sectors. Its principal products include metal and HDPE pipe, fittings, flanges, valves, actuators, bar, and tubing. FloWorks is headquartered in Houston and currently operates 42 facilities worldwide.
“FloWorks is excited about the new pipe, fitting, and flange (PFF) warehouse and office complex, which will allow us to consolidate existing PFF Houston operations and group management from many of our companies; including Southwest Stainless and Alloy, Multalloy, J&J Bar, and J&J Alloy,” said Frank Riddick, Chief Executive Officer of FloWorks. “The support of the Pearland community leadership will help this team position for significant growth as a key part of FloWorks’ overall global strategy.”
The 225,000 square-foot tilt-wall building will include office, distribution and warehouse space and a 7-acre pipe yard. The facility will be located on a 41-acre site just north of the northwest corner of State Highway 35 and Bailey Road and will be home to approximately 80 employees, including executive management, sales, operations, administrative, accounting and warehouse personnel.
“FloWorks’ selection of Pearland is a testament to our city’s efforts to create a community with both a business-friendly environment and an outstanding quality of life, stated Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “The City of Pearland is honored to partner with FloWorks on this new facility and we look forward to their continued growth in our community for many years to come.”
The site is located in a 121.6 acre reinvestment zone that was created by the City in 2012 to encourage industrial development to create jobs and diversify and increase the community’s tax base. The reinvestment zone, located northwest of the intersection of Bailey Road and SH 35, has been an area of focus for the City and PEDC, who have invested in utilities and infrastructure, including the Bailey Road overpass to encourage development in the area.
The PEDC, Brazoria County and city officials began working with FloWorks in late 2013 on the project. The site FloWorks selected is part of a tract currently owned by the Pearland Independent School District (PISD). As part of a cooperative intergovernmental deal for this excess property, PISD sold approximately 40 acres on the northern portion of its 97-acre tract.
The facility is being designed and built by American Commercial Contractors, a Houston-based Design Build commercial construction company.
Established in 1995, the Pearland Economic Development Corporation promotes, assists and enhances the economic development activities and quality of life within Pearland, Texas. In bringing new and existing businesses to the area, the organization attracts capital investment to add to the city’s tax base and helps to increase the number of employment opportunities for residents. For more information, visit www.pearlandedc.com
About FloWorks International
FloWorks International (formerly Shale-Inland) is a leading specialty supplier of pipe, valves, fittings and related products and an expert provider of flexible technical solutions to the energy and industrial sectors. FloWorks is headquartered in Houston and currently operates 42 facilities worldwide. This close proximity to customers allows them to act as a critical link in the supply chain. For more information, please visit www.shale-inland.com
About American Commercial Contractors
American Commercial Contractors is a privately-owned Houston (Sugar Land) based Design Build commercial construction company. ACC offers full architectural and construction services and provides its clients with fast, inexpensive solutions to their design and construction needs, culminating in a building that exceeds their highest expectations. For more information, please visit www.amcontractors.com
About the City of Pearland
The City of Pearland is a full-service local government serving residents and businesses of a dynamic and diverse metropolitan suburb immediately south of Houston. Strategically located between the Texas Medical Center, Port of Houston, and Hobby Airport, Pearland itself offers a range of quality housing, retail, and office areas supported by first-class public service, parks, and recreation opportunities. The city boasts 112,000 residents by last estimate and is positioned for well-planned growth and quality of life. Over 650 dedicated public servants at the City of Pearland endeavor to make Pearland the most attractive and desirable Houston suburb available. For more information, please visit pearlandtx.gov