Distributor Composites One (Arlington Heights, Ill.), with more than 30 locations in North America, has begun construction of a 40,000-square-foot, concrete tilt-up distribution center in Katy, Texas. The new facility is located in the Stonegate Business Park in Waller County on U.S. 90 north of I-10.
Composites One marketing manager Marcy Offner says construction is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 31, 2013, and the company expects to fully occupy the new distribution center by Oct. 31. Composites One will bring 14 jobs to the Katy area by 2014, she says, with additional hiring needs to be determined later: “We are adding capacity in Katy in anticipation of continued growth. We think this state-of-the-art facility will enable that growth, which is the reason we are making the investment in our new facility at this time.” Offner adds that the company's intent would be to add employees, as required, to support growth as it occurs.
Following a thorough analysis of the Greater Houston area, Composites One chose to locate to the Katy-Waller County area for several reasons, Offner says: “Katy has been attracting a lot of new businesses because of its geographic location, access to expressways, and growing population. We strongly believe all of those factors will be important to Composites One’s success and look forward to being a part of the Katy community.”
Lance LaCour, president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, says the Katy area business community welcomes Composites One: “Companies like Composites One are well-respected and one of our target industries is the distribution sector,” noted LaCour.
The new distribution center will handle the full range of Composites One’s products, Offner says. The company also provides a variety of value-added services, including closed-mold technologies, technical applications reviews, and unmatched regulatory compliance assistance.