By Karolyn Gephart
The Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is reporting good news for the City for the Fall 2018.
The Rex Supply warehouse facility construction is almost complete, according to the PEDC. The facility is 46,000 sq. feet and is on a 15 acres site in the Lower Kirby District at the southeast corner of Kirby Drive and N. Spectrum Boulevard.
Rex Supply in the top 100 suppliers in the nation of industrial tools. The company is owned by IMC Group, a Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway company.
The company has reported it will employ 43 people.
Koza’s, founded in 1965, is expanding its manufacturing operations. Koza’s bought the former McCoy’s Lumber building at 2910 S. Main St. This location is adjacent to Koza’s current location and it will allow the company to expand its manufacturing area.
Koza’s is known throughout Pearland and surrounding areas for their advertising specialty sales including screen printing, laser-engraving and embroidery products. Their major sporting events products are well known and include the 2017 Houston Astros World Series Championship caps.
In other economic news, Endress+Hauser, instrumentation and process automation company, has recently announced they are building their new Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland. The Swiss based company has more than 100,000 customers who use them for solutions with instrumentation and devices.
The new facility is planned to be 100,000 sq. ft. on a 17 acre site at the southeast corner of Beltway 8 and Kirby Drive. The company reports that it will have 110 employees.
Construction is set to begin in the first part of 2019.