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Champion Site Prep Inc. (CSP) performs earthwork, site development and excavation services in Central Texas. CSP specializes in schools, commercial retail, office buildings, hospitals, subdivisions and commercial site development. CSP plans to build a permanent facility in GEORGETOWN. The company has 18 acres under contract on Interstate 35 and CR 143, where the new facility will be built. Currently working from temporary space in Jarrell, CSP will bring 200 jobs to Georgetown and 75 new jobs will be added over the next five years, along with more than $17 million of new capital investment. Champion Site Prep Inc., 190 Private Road 917, Georgetown, TX 78626; 512-863-3453; https://idigdirt.com/

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. announced the construction of a new plant in NEW BRAUNFELS where it will expand its capacity for the production of radar sensors. Over the next five years, Continental is planning further investments in the areas of assisted and automated driving. The capacity expansion in New Braunfels is part of that growth strategy. Continental plans to invest about $110 million over the next three years. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) will be manufactured at the 215,000-square-foot facility. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2020. Production is expected to start in 2021. This expansion will add another 130 new jobs in the region in addition to the 450 jobs already existing in development and production of driver assistance systems. These figures do not include further expansion stages of the new plant. The new manufacturing facility will be located 15 miles from SEGUIN where Continental’s Powertrain Division, now operating under the new name Vitesco Technologies, has a 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and employs more than 1,500 people. American car manufacturers use Continental's radar sensors for technologies such as emergency brake assist and adaptive cruise control. Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., 2400 Executive Hills Drive, Auburn Hills, MI 48326; Vitesco Technologies, 3740 North Austin Street, Seguin, TX 78155; www.continental.com/en

EDC Moving Systems specializes in local, domestic and international household, office and industrial moving and storage, as well as white glove furniture delivery for high-end furniture companies. EDC is relocating its Austin logistics and storage operations to HUTTO’S Innovation Business Park. EDC Moving Systems will relocate the operations center will occupy 93,000 to 94,000 square feet in the business park and. EDC anticipates relocating 38 full-time employees from Austin to Hutto and will also employ 12 contract workers. EDC plans to hire an additional 12 positions during its first five years in Hutto. EDC has five branches throughout Texas and Louisiana. EDC Moving Systems, 11604 Stonehollow, Austin, TX 78758; 512-832-1995; http://edc-mover.com/

SAN ANTONIO-based Friedrich Air Conditioning Company is a manufacturer of heating, cooling and other room air conditioning products. The company will be offering Wi-Fi capabilities for its Floating Air Series ductless split systems. Friedrich will sell the new tech in March 2020 for the company’s wall-mounted and ceiling models. Customers can control their system on their phones using the FriedrichGo app. https://www.friedrich.com/


Billings Productions, Inc. is a designer and developer and the only manufacturer of fully assembled dinosaurs, bugs, and primal predators. Billings will open a new 50,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing center in ALLEN in 2020. Billings Productions designs and fabricates extinct creatures and constructs exhibits for zoos, museums and theme parks. Billings Productions began construction on its new headquarters in late 2019 and will move its team of 40 craftspeople and 350 life-size dinosaur and giant bug animatronics to the new location by late 2020. Billings Productions, Inc.,1277 Andrews Parkway, Allen, TX 75002; 469-273-1388; www.billingsproductions.com

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., plans to open a new Landing Systems facility in FORT WORTH. At its new 110,000-square-foot facility on North Beach Street in Fort Worth, Collins Aerospace will perform wheel & brake maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations as well as landing gear assembly. The addition of wheel & brake MRO capacity in Fort Worth will put the company closer to key airline customers in the region. The new facility will also combine the company’s current Fort Worth landing gear operations, while increasing shop floor space 30 percent over its existing landing gear facility. The company expects to create 40 new jobs at the site. Collins Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. https://www.collinsaerospace.com/

RICHARDSON-based Metropak manufactures recyclable mailers for online shopping. Metropak has received a recycled-content certification from SCS Global Services to make OceanPoly-branded products bags and mailers that are made out of plastic trash harvested from beaches and waterways in Haiti, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and the Dominican Republic. The products, which are also recyclable after they deliver the goods to customers, are being made at its local facility in Richardson. The RagBag as the successor to plastic retail sacks. The company spent $1 million on a machine to produce the bag and may soon operate 10 of them. The company also manufactures recycled paper and plastic bags. https://www.thebagsource.com/

Prestige Ameritech, NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, manufactures N95 Respirators, Surgeons Masks, Dental Masks, Medical Face Shields, Medical Goggles and Medical Gowns. Prestige Ameritech is a designer and manufacturer of disposable medical devices and the automated machinery that produces them. Prestige Ameritech’s headquarters and 220,0000-square-foot manufacturing facility are located in North Richland Hills. Prestige Ameritech, 7201 Iron Horse Boulevard, North Richland Hills, TX 76180; 817-427-2700; https://www.prestigeameritech.com/

Rotary Corporation is a supplier of aftermarket outdoor power equipment parts. It manufactures and distributes its products to service dealers and distributors. Its extensive product line includes lawn mower parts and accessories such as blades, filters, spark plugs, tires, belts & pulleys, wheels, trimmers, edger blades, ignition parts and engine components. Rotary Corporation has purchased a 101,492-square-foot industrial building located at 10355 Sanden Drive in DALLAS. It has a distribution center in Mesquite at 338 S Town E Boulevard. Rotary Corporation, 801 W. Barnard Street, Glennville, GA 30427; 912-654-3433; https://www.rotarycorp.com/

Wesco Aircraft is a distributor and provider of comprehensive supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. The company offers aerospace products, including C-class hardware, chemicals and electronic components. Wesco expanded into 659,000 square feet of industrial space near Interstate 35W at Northport 35 in NORTHLAKE. Wesco initially leased a little more than 309,000 square feet in 2016. Wesco Aircraft, 4250 Dale Earnhardt Way, Northlake, TX 76262; 817-767-4501; https://www.wesco.com/


Berry Global is a producer of stretch film. Berry is going to be receiving millions of pounds of polyethylene (PE) film from Georgia-Pacific (GP) Recycling. Berry Global will take in bales of recovered PE film, including commercial Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) stretch wrap, at its manufacturing plant. Berry is currently outfitting the VICTORIA facility with a new extrusion line, installing repelletizing equipment to handle the recovered plastic. The newly installed equipment will process the plastic for use in Berry’s film products. The line will begin processing the scrap plastic during the second quarter of 2020. Berry Global, 202 South John Stockbauer Drive, Victoria, TX 77904; https://www.berryglobal.com/


Foremark Performance Chemicals, headquartered in League City, is a supplier of triazine products that are used for scavenging impurities found in a variety of products including crude oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas. Foremark has completed an expansion of its triazine manufacturing operations at its LA PORTE plant. The expansion includes a new triazine reactor, increased storage and handling, and a doubling of truck and rail loading capacity. Foremark Performance Chemicals, 2450 South Shore Boulevard, Suite 402, League City, TX 77573; https://foremarkperformance.com/

Industrial Fabrics, Inc. is a primary manufacturer and distributor of geotechnical products, including geotextile fabrics, geogrids, liner material, silt fence, erosion control, pipeline protection and paving products for the construction industry. The company has purchased 69,908 square feet of property on 6.4 acres at 5800 Surrey Square in HOUSTON. Industrial Fabrics, Inc., 5102 Galveston Road, Houston, TX 77017; 713-641-2727; www.ind-fab.com

Nouryon Chemicals provides industries worldwide with the essential chemicals they need to manufacture everyday products, such as paper, plastics, detergents, personal care and hair styling products. It also supplies key ingredients for the construction, oil and gas, agricultural, mining and pharmaceutical sectors. Nouryon Chemicals leased 26,443 square feet at 15115 Park Row in HOUSTON. Nouryon Surface Chemistry LLC, 15200 Almeda Road, Houston, TX 77053; 713-433-7289; https://www.nouryon.com

In HOUSTON Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) has leased 91,986 square feet at Three Greenway Plaza. The Three Greenway transaction increases the size of OXY’s U.S. headquarters at Greenway Plaza to more than 972,000 square feet of office space. OXY has a 31-story, 807,586-square-foot office building at 1201 Lake Robbins Drive. Occidental has leased the entire building for another 13 years. A 30-story, 595,854-square-foot office tower at 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive is going to be vacated by OXY. The Howard Hughes Corp., which has been based in Dallas, will relocate its headquarters into the building. Occidental Petroleum Corporation, 5 Greenway Plaza, Suite 110, Houston, TX 77046-0521; 713-215-7000; www.oxy.com

Vitro Chemicals manufactures and distributes sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, and calcium chloride. Vitro will occupy a 125,000-square-foot distribution center in the 540-acre Southwest International Gateway Business Park in EL CAMPO. The company currently stores its products in multiple warehouses in Laredo and then distributes by truck from there. Vitro Chemicals is a subsidiary of Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexico-based glass manufacturer. https://vitro.com/en/business-units/chemicals


Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners L.P. announced that its Mentone cryogenic natural gas processing plant in LOVING COUNTY has the capacity to process 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) of natural gas and extract more than 40,000-barrels-per-day (BPD) of natural gas liquids (NGL). Supported by a long-term acreage dedication agreement, the new plant facilitates the continued growth of natural gas and NGLs from the Delaware Basin. Mentone is its seventh natural gas processing plant in the Delaware Basin and increases the company’s total capacity in the Permian Basin to more than 1.6 MMcf/d of natural gas processing and more than 250,000 BPD of NGL extraction. Enterprise has also constructed 66 miles of large-diameter gathering and residue pipelines and expanded compression capabilities that link Mentone to the partnership’s NGL and Texas Intrastate natural gas pipeline networks. To accommodate the increase in NGLs, Enterprise is in the process of constructing 300,000 BPD of fractionation capacity at its Mont Belvieu complex. Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., PO Box 4324, Houston, TX 77210-4324; 713-381-6500; www.enterpriseproducts.com