Fritz Industries Opens New Technology Center in Houston’s Energy Corridor
Research and Development Facility Addresses Company Growth Plans, Puts Oil & Gas Company Closer to Customers
November 16, 2015
(Mesquite, TX) – Fritz Industries, Inc. celebrated the opening of the company’s new Houston Technology Center (HTC) on November 5. Founded in 1956, Fritz Industries is a manufacturing company which has grown into serving customers around the world in the oil & gas industry. The 13,000 square-foot Houston site, located at 19408 Park Row, will employ a staff of research scientists including skilled chemists and laboratory technicians in Houston’s Energy Corridor.
Prior to the HTC opening, Fritz conducted research and product development at its Mesquite Technology Center (MTC) to support customers in the energy industry. The MTC is now home to a Life Sciences R & D lab and a production scale-up Pilot Lab. In addition to its technology and manufacturing facilities at their Mesquite campus, the company also has a one million-square-foot manufacturing center in Greenville, Texas.
Debi Jordan, a member of the area’s Community College Petrochemical Initiative and executive director of Workforce and Community Development at Lee College, greeted guests at the grand opening event.“Fritz Industries is a welcomed addition to the Houston technology scene. It speaks volumes of the company that they are already actively seeking partnerships with education,” she said. “Lee College and many of our Houston area partner colleges are actively engaged with the oil and gas industry. It makes sense that we work with Fritz Industries for them to connect with our students and for us to support their ongoing workforce needs.”
“We are extremely excited that Fritz Industries has decided to locate in the Katy area,” said Lance LaCour, President/CEO of Katy Area Economic Development Council. “Fritz brings high-quality jobs and continues to establish the Katy area as a premier location for businesses to grow.”
“Our Houston Technology Center will move us closer to the pulse of the industry, reconfirming our commitment to partnering with our customers and bringing industry leading technology to the market,” said Fritz CEO Dan Montgomery. “It’s an ideal setting for our continued growth and success through new product research and development.”
Fritz Industries recently announced its license to offer a new product line previously custom manufactured for Baker Hughes Incorporated. The two products, FlowSure™ PI-400 and FlowSure™ SI-503, provide long-term paraffin and scale control. Fritz Industries’ FlowSure™ products are added to the proppant pack and placed deep into the formation, where they can inhibit deposition and reduce costly production problems.
About Fritz Industries, Inc.
Fritz Industries is an employee-owned company specializing in applied chemistry and innovative manufacturing. Founded in 1956, Fritz Industries is a manufacturing company which has grown into serving customers around the world. The oilfield division offers a complete portfolio of oilfield products applied in hydraulic fracturing, drilling, cementing and production enhancement. Fritz Industries also offers custom manufacturing and product development for the oil and gas industry. For more information about Fritz Industries, visit: www.fritzind.com.
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