For Immediate Release
June 11, 2013
Pearland Economic Development Corporation
Groundbreaking for Dover Energy’s New Facility in Pearland
PEARLAND, Texas — Dover Energy, along with leadership from the City of Pearland and the Pearland Economic Development Corporation, kicked off construction this afternoon with a groundbreaking ceremony for the global manufacturer’s new facility in Pearland’s Lower Kirby Urban District.
“The City of Pearland is honored that a world-class company such as Dover has chosen Pearland as the location for its consolidated operations,” said Pearland Mayor Tom Reid. “Dover’s selection of Pearland for its new facility demonstrates how our community’s outstanding quality of life and business-friendly leadership continues to attract high-caliber companies to the area.”
Dover Energy, which provides highly-engineered solutions for the safe and efficient extraction and handling of critical fluids worldwide in the drilling, production and downstream markets, selected Pearland during a multi-city site search. The new facility, which will consolidate Dover’s multiple Texas locations into one regional facility, was announced in March and is expected to be completed in February 2014.
“We are very excited to be consolidating multiple Dover Energy operations in the business & employee friendly City of Pearland’s Lower Kirby District,” said Soma Somasundaram, Executive Vice President of Dover Energy. “This location provides outstanding proximity to our diverse customer base, and we are very pleased with the level of collaboration with and support from both the City and the PEDC. This new facility will provide opportunities for significant productivity improvements in our businesses and provide a modern and efficient workplace for our employees.”
Dover Energy’s new consolidated manufacturing and operations center will be located in the Lower Kirby Urban District on a 14-acre site at the northeast corner of Spectrum Boulevard and Hooper Road, directly behind Merit Medical’s new facility. The facility will be 150,000 square feet with space for a staff of approximately 200 employees.
Senior Vice President Jarret Venghaus, SIOR and Executive Vice President Bob Berry, SIOR of Jones Lang LaSalle led the team that represented the buyer. Ron Dagley of Betz Commercial Brokerage, Inc. represented the seller, SHT/Kirby, LTD.