Harris County lands two companies

The 192-acre Northwest Harris Business Park landed its first two companies Wednesday.

First to announce was Xpress Materials LLC, which is constructing a facility on 50 acres. The site is already under construction, with the company investing $10 million, creating 45 jobs initially with a payroll of $2 million and growing to 100 employees by 2009.

“We feel this is the right location with the expected growth in the region during the next decade,” said Jay Walker, president MMV Consulting, representing Xpress Materials. “This is a good business decision.”

The second to announce was IMS Inc. on 12 acres. The company is investing $1 million and will employ at least 16 at its new facility.

“Our firm manufactures pipe fittings and valves for water treatment and waste water," said Marc Simmons, president of IMS.

“Today is exciting step for Harris County with the NorthWest Harris Business Park,” said Carmen Cavezza, chair of The Valley Partnership. “It will provide growth and diversity of industries and jobs for the region."