Houston: Flotek chemistry to 50,000-SF research facilityHouston: Flotek chemistry to 50,000-SF research facilityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=28712014-10-07T09:15:00Z2014-10-07T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON - Flotek Industries Inc. will build a 50,000-plus-sf research and office facility — the Research & Innovation Leadership Center. The company signed a 15-year lease with the Levey Group for a build-out effort in the Sam Houston Business Park.

The new facility at 8846 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. W. will be close to Flotek's headquarters at 10603 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N. The project will double the size of Flotek's chemistry research.

The new facility will replace Flotek's laboratory space near The Woodlands, said John Chisholm CEO of Flotek, while also consolidating much of the company's research work.

"We hope to be in there by September of next year," Chisholm said. Flotek will move about 45 existing workers to the new facility and hire about 20 more. Flotek currently has about 120 Houston-area workers and roughly 540 people total.

"It's going to be a client-centric experience," Chisholm said, where clients can visit that research center and meet with scientists developing new oilfield chemicals.

Read more at the Houston Business Journal.

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