Advanced Manufacturing Development

Apache Industrial Services – (11/2016) Announced as 250 Assay St.’s newest tenant located in the Redemption Square district of Generation Park. Apache will join McCord Development in relocating its headquarters to the new building, with delivery in June 2017. Mike Knigin, CEO of Apache Industrial Services, joined spoke at the ceremony to help make the announcement that the company has leased 35,350 square feet in the building. Apache Industrial Services Inc. preleased 35,350 square feet and will occupy the top two stories, floors four and five at 250 Assay St. Apache Industrial Services’ main Houston office is currently at 15423 Vantage Parkway E. near the George Bush Intercontinental Airport. In addition to investing in the newest and best technology to meet the needs of the Petrochemical, Industrial, and Energy sectors, Apache Industrial Services also heavily invests in training for their technicians.
Lightning Rod & Pipe – (11/2016) Held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony in November 2016 to mark the expansion of their plant facility located in Humble on Wilson Rd. Indiana St. Lightning Rod & Pipe is the only company of its kind in the State of Texas producing special couple-less sucker rod pipe and a special polyketone used in the oil and gas industry making their location in the Lake Houston Area a very unique and important component of the local and regional economy.

Dynamic Metal Processing – (8/2016) specializes in flame cutting steel plate to customers’ specifications. The company also offers value added services such as beveling, machining, rolling, forming, grinding, and other miscellaneous machining. Dynamic Metal Processing has purchased a 20,000-square-foot office/warehouse in the Smith Road Industrial Park located at 14452 Smith Road, Humble, TX 77396.

Chaparral Insulation – (5/2016) has leased a newly constructed 12,000-square-foot warehouse at 5816 Hamblen Road. John Ferruzzo and Nick Peterson of NAI Partners represented the landlord, Adkisson Development & Brokerage. George Montes with Cypressbrook Co. represented the tenant.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems – (2/2016) The Lake Houston Area is a prime hub for the transportation, logistics, distribution and warehousing industry. Over just the past several years companies like Amazon, Jetco Delivery, DB Schenker, Geodis Wilson, Aries Freight, Green Tree Transportation, DHL Global and many more have expanded or re-located to facilities to LHA. In the latest development in transportation, logistics, distribution and warehousing industry growth in LHA, Roadrunner Transportation Systems has announced they have leased a newly constructed 97,344 SF facility located at 8411 FM 1960 in Humble. This expansion provides added capacity for less than truck load freight on top of their already 205,608 SF facility in Duke Realty’s Point North Cargo Park also located on the same stretch of FM 1960 immediately adjacent to the cargo area of Bush Intercontinental Airport. Roadrunner is a transportation and logistics service provider offering truckload and partial truckload logistics, transportation management solutions, intermodal solutions, freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and global supply chain solutions.

International Tech Park Houston – (1/2016) Edge Development have plans to break ground in 2016 on a 72 acre, 700,000 sf class A, tilt wall, crane ready industrial buildings from 25,000 sf to 250,000 sf. offering build to suits and buildings for lease on tracts from 2 to 14 acres.

IAH Humble Business Center – (1/2016) 1902 S. Houston Ave at Will Clayton Pkwy in City of Humble on 17.5 Acres. The business park is perfect for light industrial and commercial uses with buildings for sale or lease ranging from 5,000-10,000 sf. Developed and constructed by LHA EDP investor member Adkisson Development. For info call 832.413.4475.

Stolt Nielson – (1/2016) The global provider of bulk-liquid transportation, storage and distribution services broke ground in January 2016 on a new 6-acre site in Generation Park. They will re-locate their Port facility workers and operations to their location in Generation Park.

Jetco – (5/2015) Houston-based trucking and logistics company expanded its headquarters in the LHA near Bush Airport in early 2015 on a 20 acre tract of land at 3010 Aldine Bender Dr. Jetco Delivery’s new campus includes a 10,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility and a 5-acre storage yard, which it will renovate. In addition, Jetco will build a new facility on the property to accommodate its growth. The multi-building project will include 30,000 square feet of new construction a capital investment of $6 million and 160 employees.

Halliburton ESI – (2/2015) Purchased a 2.9-acre tract of land on the corner of JFK Boulevard and Aldine Bender in Interwood Business Park from Essex Interwood Investors. Marc Drumwright with Southwest Realty Advisors represented the seller. Richard Quarles and Laura Woodall with JLL represented the buyer.

DeLorean Motor Co. Inc. – Has partnered with Epic Electric Vehicles as the composites manufacturer for the new DeLorean Electric Vehicle in addition to rebuilding, restoring and offering parts for the stainless-steel sports coupe which started production in 2012. Humble-based Delorean has a medium sized office which holds its worldwide headquarters and an automotive parts service and modification garage for vehicle customization and design. In December 2015, the language from the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act” (H.R. 2675), allows small companies to produce a limited number of completed replica motor vehicles was inserted in the federal highway bill (H.R. 22) and signed into law. This legislation allows low-volume manufacturers like DeLorean Motor to build replica vehicles without being subject to all the requirements that a regular automaker would. The company will build new DeLoreans with authentic parts that have been warehoused. The company hopes to build about 300 cars from parts in stock. The first car could be available in 2017. The company is in discussions with a couple of manufacturers to use a modern, emissions-certified V-6 with 300 to 400 horsepower. The cars will also get better brakes, upgraded interiors and amenities such as Bluetooth, navigation systems and heated seats. Originally, they were only in production for two years between 1981 and 1983.

Duke Realty – (1/2015) acquired a brand new 250,660-square-foot building, which is fully leased to K&K Express, adjacent to the company’s Point North One and Two buildings and will be known as Point North Four. The company also acquired an adjacent 13.9 acres as the site of Point North Five, a 205,608-square-foot building which is 47 percent pre-leased. Roadrunner Transportation Systems has leased 97,344 square feet in the building, which will break ground this month. Geodis Wilson USA, a global freight forwarder a tenant since 2009, renewed its lease in Point North One, a 158,940-square-foot building at 8210 Humble-Westfield Road last year. “We have increased the size of Point North Cargo Park to more than 850,000 square feet with the ability to expand it to approximately 1.2 million square feet.”

DGM (Dangerous Goods Management) – (1/2015) Purchased a 21.5-acre tract at 18727 Kenswick Drive The Urban Cos. will oversee construction of a 150,000-square-foot industrial general packing plant on the site that will house 120 employees. Phase I will break ground in February 2015 with an estimated completion in the summer 2015. Phase II will consist of an additional 100,000 sf of warehouse. The facility will provide general packaging services of non-hazmat freight. DGM’s 70,000 sf facility at 1813 Greens Road will continue to operate as the hazmat packing facility. Both operations will initially provide over 220,000 sf of industrial space on 27.5 acres, most of which is concrete used for outside storage and packing large freight projects.

Pondera King Energy Center – (12/2014) Competitive Power Ventures Holdings LLC submitted land plans to the city of Houston for Pondera King Energy Center Dec. 4, 2014. The 900-megawatt natural gas plant will be located north of the intersection of North Lake Houston Parkway and Lockwood Road, near the eastern portion of Beltway 8 and the Union Pacific Railroad. A power plant has been planned for the 203-acre site since about 2007. The first phase of development will consist of a combined cycle natural gas power plant on 88 acres. The timeline for construction is yet to be determined. “Pondera King Energy Center is expected to generate 500 jobs at the peak of construction”, said Nathan Rushing, a developer with CPV, The Silver Spring, Maryland-based energy company. Once completed, the project is expected to employ 25 to 30 permanent workers to operate the plant, he said. Pondera King will be a larger project than projects they have elsewhere in Houston, Maryland and New Jersey, and will feature a newer, more efficient technology, Rushing said.

Logistics Park at World Houston – (10/2014) The Logistics Park at World Houston development located at off of Lee Road, just inside the intersection at Beltway 8 and Hwy 59, contains 7 free-standing, rear load, dock-high buildings with drive through capabilities. 4 of the buildings are crane-ready. Total development is 8 acres and 80,000 sf of commercial space, by Adkisson Development.

DB Schenker expansion – (10/2014) Construction started in September 2014 of another building in the Kenswick AirFreight & Logistics Centre in north Houston after DB Schenker, the world’s second largest transportation and logistics firm, based on revenues and performance recently signed a lease for the entire 150,000 sf office/warehouse. The property sits on 13-acres and includes more than 3 acres of outside storage. The building will be part of a 51-acre business park on Kenswick Drive just north of Will Clayton Parkway. Munson Kennedy Partnership is the project architect and Rosenberger Construction is the general contractor. DB holds top positions in global air and ocean freight and has Europe’s densest land transport network and the rail expertise of Europe’s largest rail freight company with around 2,000 locations in all of the world’s most important economic regions.

AMI – Aviation and Marketing International – (9/2014) Locally owned and operated. AMI constructed a local expansion to a new location in Kingwood at 1903 Russell Palmer Road. AMI was founded in Kingwood in 1991 in a modest 4k sf building in Forest Cove. The newly constructed facility encompasses 16k sf off office and warehouse space with 14 employees. AMI had an open house and ribbon cutting for their new location on October 9, 2014.

Rankin Circle North Business Park/R&P Supply – (9/2014) The Rankin Circle North Business Park features 3 free-standing, metal buildings with an abundance of outside storage. 3 Acres, 23,000 Square Feet. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

Rankin Circle East – (9/2014) The Rankin Circle East development features 12,000 square feet of crane-ready, free standing building with outside storage. 1.3 Acres, 12,000 Square Feet. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

Greens Road Business Center – (9/2014) Located on the SWC of Greens Road and I-59 (Bender Rd.) Colliers International is developing four buildings: 10,000 SF, 15,000 SF, 17,500 SF, and 13,500 SF.

Kenswick – (8/2014) The Kenswick development is 20-ton crane ready, has 8 dock doors as well as large drive-in doors. It is ideal for freight forwarding companies. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

K2 Logistics – (6/2014) A full-service logistics and supply chain management company serving all industries broke ground March 2013 on a 250,000 SF distribution center on the corner of FM 1960 W and Kenswick near George Bush IAH. K2’s cross-dock distribution facility represents a $20 million investment on 18 acres and 50 new jobs. But internal negotiations are ongoing with company stakeholders for consideration of moving its company headquarters from Minneapolis to the Lake Houston Area as well.

Gateway North Houston Business Park – (5/2014) A 113-acre industrial business park located at located at Rankin Rd and I-69 North. A co-development of Conor Commercial Real Estate and Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, the business park offers convenient access to the Highway 59 and Beltway 8 junction. It is a master-planned and deed restricted mixed-use development. Phase 1 includes a gated industrial component perfect for the relocation or expansion of distribution or light manufacturing operations. The park offers monument signage, outside storage, off-site regional detention and 180’ truck courts. The building is a 109,200 square foot rear-load facility featuring 60’ staging bays, generous 52’ x 50’ column spacing, 28’ clear, an ESFR sprinkler system, 30 truck docks, two drive-in doors, 20 on-site trailer parking stalls and 102 parking spaces. 10.1.2014 –

Reactive Downhole Tools – (5/2014) The Reactive Downhole Tools development is a fully-insulated, metal building with 2 – 50’ bays and a 28’ eve height. The development has multiple 20-ton crane capacity and includes extra land. 4 total acres, 30,000 sf. Located at 19945 Aldine Westfield Rd, Houston, TX 77338. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

FMC Technologies – (5/2014) Held official groundbreaking ceremony May 2, 2014 at the new location of their corporate headquarters. Within the next 10 years, the company’s goal is to consolidate all of its 10 Houston facilities–including its corporate headquarters–to a single, state-of-the-art campus. The new campus sits on 173 acres they purchased at Generation Park below the southwest corner of the intersection of Beltway 8 W and W. Lake Houston Pkwy. Within the next two years, the company will move approximately 1,800 of its 3,700 Houston employees to the new campus. Employees will begin moving to the new campus in 2016.

Amazon Fulfillment Center – (3/2014) Amazon is leasing a newly constructed 250,000 SF distribution located on the 8000 block of Humble Westfield Rd. The operation taking place at this new facility is significant because the company has stated they will be introducing a new service however no exact details have been released at this time. This facility will create approximately 200 new jobs to the area, all with full benefits, stock in the company and opportunities for performance bonuses.

Beltway North Commerce Center – (3/2014) Davis Commercial announced today the acquisition of a 35-acre development site in Houston’s North Submarket to build a Class “A” Industrial Facility. Construction will consist of a 352,000-squarefoot state-of-the-art cross-dock industrial building on the site and will be designed to achieve LEED Certification. The building is a very attractive and functional design incorporating 32-foot interior clear height, two-story glass office entries, wide truck maneuvering aprons, plenty of employee parking and freeway front signage opportunities for leasing. The site has over 1,200 feet of frontage on Beltway 8 and lies just east of the intersection with the Hardy Toll Road in Houston’s north submarket, one of the healthiest industrial submarkets in the country. The building planned for the site should provide the latest features that Houston’s growing manufacturing, distributing, and warehousing companies need to be competitive.

LKQ – (3/2014) For the LKQ development, we were contracted to purchase 30 acres of land for speculative development and ended with a 12-year net lease with LKQ Corporation as the design-build project for the site. 30 Acres98,850 Square Feet. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

Rankin Road Business Center – (2/2014) The Rankin Road Business Center features 7 free-standing office warehouse buildings ranging from 4,400 to 10,000 square feet. Total 4.5 acres, all buildings together total 50,400 sf. Developer is Steve Adkisson with Adkisson Development.

The Airtex Distribution Center – (2/2014) Located at 300 West Airtex Blvd, just west of I-45, broke ground this month and is scheduled for completion later this summer. The site will house a Class A cross-dock 225,360 SF warehouse building which will feature 32-foot clear heights, high truck door, trailer parking and mechanical features including T-5 lighting and ESFR sprinklers. This project is an indication of the north Houston sub-market’s continued demand for Class A warehouse and distribution facilities, particularly those with high clear heights.

6201 Rankin Rd. – (2/2014) a 10 acre with existing 82,000 SF metal building site located at the end of Rankin Rd. west of US-59. Buyer recently closed on the site but future business operations at this point have not been announced.

Ligomar and Orinkola Supply – (1/2014) purchased 112 acres at FM 1960 and Broze Road with plans for a new manufacturing facility for drilling rigs. Purchaser stated it is a great industrial site for their manufacturing plant because it is a solid location in North Houston, directly across from Bush IAH with access to both Hwy 59 and I-45.

First Northwest Commerce Center – Being built on 24-acre site at 4800 Greens Rd. on the north side of Beltway 8. The 360,000 SF distribution center can accommodate one single tenant or multiple tenants who require at least 40,000 SF. The building is scheduled to be completed sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014.

M&D Distributors – Leased a building in late 2013 located at 7902 FM 1960 just before Lee Rd. and started business Jan. 2014. The heart of M&D is Diesel fuel injection parts and systems, but along with adding locations and territory, have also added to their capabilities to serve customer’s needs for turbochargers, engine parts, filtration, and more.

Kenswick AirFreight & Logistics Centre – A premier business park located just minutes away from Bush Intercontinental Airport on Kenswick Drive. The first phase of the 51-acre park featured two rear-load, dock-high buildings totaling 164,750 sf. Two additional rear-load buildings totaling 133,250 square feet were completed in Spring 2013 and available for lease. Build-to-Suit opportunities are available on the 25 acre (divisible) Phase III land tracts. ​Located adjacent to the IAH CargoCenter, also known as the “East Cargo Area” all within a Freeport Exemption Zone

Two buildings to be completed in Spring 2013 totaling 133,250 sf:

– Building 3 : 74,880 square feet (divisible) with over 2.5 acres of outside storage available

– Building 4: 58,270 square feet (divisible to 6,760 square feet) with outside storage available

IAH Business Park – Levey Group purchased 17.5 acres situated in between Hardy Toll Rd. (on west) and Bush Airport (on east) on Aldine Westfield Rd., bounded by Richey Rd. (on north) and Rankin Rd. (on south). This development is a 200,000 + SF speculative industrial park shovel ready as of the end of 2013.

Weatherford Production Optimization – Completed a significant expansion at 22001 Northpark Dr. just west of HWY 59 in early June 2013. This expansion allows for continued operations which include; Administration Center, Engineering Center, Manufacturing Center, Operations, Sales Center, Service Center, Stocking Location/Warehouse, Test and Research, Control Systems, Flow Measurement, Gas Lift Systems, Lift Optimization, Progressing Cavity Pump Systems, Reservoir Monitoring, Rod Pumps, Software.

Houston Plating & Coatings – Located at 2622 Wilson Rd., HPC is a specialty metals coating company, who just last year completed building out of an additional 60,000-square-foot space in Humble, expanding on its already existing 100,000-square-foot location. They added new proprietary processes along with 100 employees in the past two and a half years to boost its headcount to 300.

Venture Precision Technologies – recently leased a 5,000-square-foot building at 1809 Humble Place Drive. Robert McGee and Thomas Leger with The National Realty Group represented the landlord, Mullane Interests. Opened in February 2013

Laser Tissue Welding – Humble based bio-tech company. The company has one issued patent; two patents are pending and have exclusive rights via a licensing agreement to the technology. Laser Tissue Welding has completed development of a clinical device and successfully completed a human feasibility clinical study in 2012.

GrowthForce LLC – No. 51 on Houston Business Journal’s Fast Growing Companies. Located in Kingwood, GrowthForce Technology Partners started as a sister company to build applications that interface with QuickBooks. 2012

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