‘Pearland works’ celebrates opening

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Tokyo, Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries officially opened the first phase of a $75 million manufacturing plant in Pearland, where it plans to put the finishing touches on compressors and steam turbines supplied to customers in the petrochemical sector.

A grand opening was held April 25 of the complex that will be known as “Pearland Works.” It currently handles packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.

About 70 have been hired for the site. During a planned second phase, the company says it will expand the facility to offer testing and full manufacturing capabilities. Once both stages are complete, Pearland Works is expected to employ more than 200, with a focus on engineering and machining positions.

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