Houston area expanding manufacturing output

Two new industries added in 2013 will contribute to Houston's economy.

A small section of Houston has become a hotbed for new manufacturing businesses. Several companies are laying claim to this area because the oil and gas industry is looking to increase its manufacturing output, the Houston Business Journal reported.

Even though several business have opened up shop on a small part of land near the Houston Ship Channel, two facilities that stood out are a manufacturing site for Pinnacle Machine Works and a rail loop facility for Vopak America. Each company will contribute to increasing the output and job demands of the oil and gas industry. 

Vopak, which has headquarters based in the Netherlands, opened a 108-acre rail loop facility in July 2013 in Deer Park. The Dutch-based company provides tank storage to several industries including the oil and gasoline industry and the chemical industry. Along with being able to manage trains that could have up to 120 cars, the new rail loop facility added 20 jobs in the process.

Keeping it local, the Houston-based Pinnacle Machine Works purchased a 32-acre tract of land were a manufacturing site was set up to connect pieces of pipes for several different types of manufacturing industries. The company invested $25 million into the new site and will add 100 new jobs once construction for the site is completed in January 2013, the Houston Business Journal reported. These businesses can look to operations recruiters and manufacturing recruiters to help them find employees for their new sites.

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