Mitsubishi powers up 180,000-SF Pearland WorksMitsubishi powers up 180,000-SF Pearland Workshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=11762015-04-27T15:27:00Z2015-04-27T10:00:00Z

PEARLAND - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) has begun operation in the U.S. at its facility located at at 14888 Kirby Dr.

The complex, also known as Pearland Works, currently handles packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.

To date, MCO-I has invested more than $75 million into the Pearland Works facility. It features 180,000 sf, housing a variety of capabilities including packaging and assembly, vertical and horizontal rotor storage, repair and maintenance services, administrative offices, and a training center.

Additionally, $26 million of new manufacturing equipment has been purchased along with a 300-ton overhead crane, allowing for accommodation of various-sized machines.

The newly constructed facility is the first U.S.-based manufacturing and service location for the Japanese-owned company, which currently houses all manufacturing capabilities in Hiroshima, Japan.

“With the increase in demand we have seen from the expansion in shale gas and oil developments, bringing a manufacturing and service facility close to the Houston area was an obvious choice,” said Gampa Bhat, president of MCO-I.

During the second phase, the company will expand its facility to offer testing and full manufacturing capabilities. Once both stages are complete, MCO-I estimates that Pearland Works will employ more than 200 people, with a focus on engineering and machining positions.

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