Falcon Steel America plans to open a new factory in Conroe that will increase its manufacturing capacity by 60 percent.
The Fort Worth area steel maker said Tuesday it acquired a 226,000-square-foot facility on 25 acres at 3575 Pollok Drive. The company expects to hire 150 local workers, including welders, fitters, machine operators, truck drivers, quality assurance and control inspectors.
"We see robust growth opportunities on the horizon, and our expansion into Conroe allows us to significantly increase our production and shrink turnaround time between fabrication and delivery for our customers," CEO Jim Taylor said in a statement. "Further, our new world-class facility establishes a strategic foothold for our company in the Greater Houston area."
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Falcon Steel plans to first establish its fabrication line at its new Conroe facility, followed by its galvanizing line and production of steel monopoles within the first year of operations. The company is the only fabricator of high-voltage steel-lattice towers in the country.
Conroe was recently named the fastest-growing city in the nation, according to the U.S. Census. As the suburb north of Houston grows, more industrial companies are looking to move into the area. More than 3,000 Conroe residents are production workers, according to the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council....Read more