MW Builders to Expand, Relocate Regional Headquarters to Pflugerville
28 Mar 2017
National general contractor/construction company to bring 30 jobs, build new 20,000-square-foot facility.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (March 28, 2017)—Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) today announced MW Builders, a nationally recognized general contractor, will relocate and expand its Central Texas regional headquarters at Pflugerville’s 130 Commerce Center. This marks the city’s fourth regional headquarters recruited by the PCDC in the past two years, according to PCDC Executive Director Amy Madison.
“After constructing more than 400,000 square feet in our business park and other areas in the community, MW Builders decided to make Pflugerville the company’s home,” Madison said. “With our significant growth and nimble response to development projects, MW Builders will have many opportunities to do more projects locally in the near term. We look forward to a great partnership growing the community together.”
The FedEx Ground building and the Cortec Precision Sheetmetal manufacturing facility, both in Pflugerville, are among MW Builders’ many projects in the area.
MW Builders closed on a 1.5-acre tract of land purchased from the PCDC in January. The property, located at the southwest corner of SH 130 and Pecan Street, will be the site of MW Builders’ new regional headquarters—a 20,000-square-foot, two-story office building for more than 30 employees. The company expects to break ground on the project sometime this year.
As a member of Opportunity Austin, the PCDC drew on the many resources that the metroplex provides to recruit the company, Madison added.
“The Austin region’s assets provide an excellent foundation for the recruitment of regional headquarters,” said Charisse Bodisch, senior vice president of economic development, Austin Chamber of Commerce. “On behalf of Opportunity Austin, we congratulate Pflugerville and join them in welcoming MW Builders to the local corporate community.”
MW Builders was founded in 1932 in Kansas City, Missouri. As part of the incentive package approved by the PCDC Board of Directors March 16 and Pflugerville City Council March 28, the company must make a $4.8 million capital investment in its new Pflugerville facility and maintain 30 full-time employees with an average salary of $86,000 plus health care benefits for a minimum of five years. If these standards are met, PCDC will provide a $25,000 relocation grant annually for three years, not to exceed $75,000 total.
About the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation
Pflugerville, Texas, ranks 12th on MONEY Magazine’s list of Best Places to Live in America in 2016, and is the 11th fastest growing city in the U.S. With a population of more than 55,000, Pflugerville is located just minutes north of downtown Austin in the desirable Central Texas region. State highways 45 and 130 and Interstate Highway 35 offer direct access to other nearby cities and a quick route to nearby airports. Hometown pride and quality of life are top priority, with residents enjoying the beautiful Lake Pflugerville, an elaborate trail system, shopping areas, new restaurants, and the community’s many parades and festivals.
PCDC is responsible for attracting, retaining and expanding businesses to create new jobs and increase tax revenue to support community development. PCDC can provide funding for use as an incentive to companies locate and grow in Pflugerville. PCDC funds, which are 4B money generated from a half-cent of the city’s sales tax revenue, can also be used to construct needed infrastructure such as roads, utilities and drainage projects.