TAM International breaks ground for new manufacturing facility in Houston
HOUSTON – TAM International Inc., an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable and swellable packers, has officially begun construction on a new TAM manufacturing facility in the Houston area.
The expansion will allow TAM to support growth in the production of existing TAM products and improve capacity for manufacturing large offshore products for oil and gas production. Plans for the facility include 126,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and 17,000 sq ft of office space. The 26-acre site is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 290 and Pinemont in Northwest Houston. The facility will house up to 300 employees directly involved in the manufacturing process.
“This move will support TAM’s plan to increase capacity for the production of packers in excess of 40 ft long and 26-in. diameter,” said John Robinson, TAM International’s Director of Manufacturing.
The new facility is designed with the goal of obtaining a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification. LEED certification provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
“LEED certification demonstrates TAM’s commitment to conserve energy and resources where possible,” Robinson said. “This rigorous certification ensures we are conscientious of the environment as we consider processes such as recycling, using efficient and natural lighting, and indoor and outdoor water reduction.”
Robinson, the manager of the new manufacturing facility, has more than 35 years of experience managing manufacturing operations in the oil and gas industry.
Kingham, Dalton, Wilson, Ltd. (KDW) were contracted to design and build the new Houston manufacturing facility.