July 31, 2023
ROCKWALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES
NEW FLEXPIPE SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING LOCATION
ROCKWALL, Texas – The Rockwall Economic Development Corporation (REDC) has successfully recruited Flexpipe Systems US, LLC. (“Flexpipe”) to open a state-of-the-art composite linepipe manufacturing facility in Rockwall. Flexpipe is a market-leading brand of Toronto-based Mattr Infrastructure Technologies – an engineered technologies and infrastructure solutions company serving the energy, automotive, communication, water management, utilities, and transportation markets. Mattr has been in business for over 50 years, and earlier this summer rebranded from their former name Shawcor. The Flexpipe brand provides pipeline solutions for transporting oil, gas, CO2, and water for the oil and gas industry.
Flexpipe has leased 157,000 square feet of space at 1351 Corporate Crossing, just south of Interstate 30, and expects to become operational in 2024. The Rockwall location will manufacture spoolable, flexible pipe made from thermoplastic and fiberglass which provides a high-quality, reliable product that can be rapidly deployed in the field.
“This facility strategically positions Flexpipe much closer to our US customer base,” said Martin Perez, President of Mattr’s Composite Technologies segment, “We look forward to bringing more jobs to Rockwall, while enhancing the capacity and efficiency of our manufacturing footprint.”
Flexpipe anticipates hiring 70 employees in Rockwall and making significant investments in their facility, advanced manufacturing equipment and taxable inventory, with company officials stating they have secured sufficient space to accommodate additional expansion in the future. The Rockwall facility will serve as a flagship manufacturing site to showcase the company’s newest and most advanced technology and will host visits from Mattr’s customers as well as Mattr executives from Canada and Houston.
“Flexpipe’s development gives further creditability to Rockwall as a leader in manufacturing within the DFW region,” said REDC President Phil Wagner. “We’ve long promoted our land availability within the Rockwall Technology Park, but we are now pleased to market valuable speculative industrial space that is under development in our community. Without the facility at 1351 Corporate Crossing, we wouldn’t have been able to attract Mattr.”
The REDC worked with the CBRE Location Incentives team including Eric Stavriotis and Spencer Donahue, who represented Mattr in their location search. Stream Realty Partners handled development and leasing for 1351 Corporate Crossing, which was recently acquired by investment firm Westcore.
About Rockwall Economic Development Corporation
Since 1996, the Rockwall EDC has actively worked to retain, expand, and recruit industry to Rockwall. The mission of the Rockwall Economic Development Corporation is to broaden and diversify the tax base through new business attraction, land acquisition and development, progressive infrastructure, corporate business expansion, and job creation. For more information about the Rockwall EDC, call (972) 772-0025 or visit www.RockwallEDC.com.