Why Companies Choose Pasadena for their Headquarters & Expansion Projects

13 Jan 2020

Pasadena, Texas is the ideal location for businesses looking to grow. Texas is growing and Pasadena is at the center of it. With a location in the Houston-metro and immediate access to the Port of Houston, businesses are choosing Pasadena for their base of operations. 

One such business is PinnacleART, the recent winner of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award.

PinnacleART designs, implements, and maintains comprehensive asset reliability and integrity programs for process facility owners in the oil and gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, wastewater, and electric power industries, with the purpose of ensuring these facilities operate reliably, safely, and efficiently. PinnacleART helps its clients mitigate the risk of downtime and loss of containment; optimize costs associated with inspection, maintenance, and total asset spent; and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

PinnacleART has consistently been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Houston Area since its launch in 2006. Although PinnacleART started in a Pearland warehouse, the incredible demand for asset integrity services led the company to its current location on its 18-acre campus in Pasadena, Texas. The company, which has grown to over 900 team members in 12 years, currently houses approximately 500 employees in the Pasadena office and plans to further expand its campus to keep up with rapid growth.

“Our founders had one simple phrase on their minds when they started the company: change the world,” said Stephen Powers, Chief Executive Officer of PinnacleART. “We believe the first step to changing the world is investing in our local community. As we continue to expand globally, Pasadena will continue to serve as a great location for our corporate campus to thrive. We proudly call Pasadena our home” (Pinnacle Art, 2019).

PinnacleART isn’t the only company expanding in Pasadena. Magellan Midstream Partners is expanding its maritime terminal in Pasadena and MFG Chemical just completed a multi-million-dollar upgrade to their Pasadena plant.

Aurora Plastics has also just completed an expansion on its 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Pasadena. “Our team in Pasadena embodies Aurora’s mission to be our customers’ first choice in polymer compounds. The employees drove this project, providing important insight into many of the renovation opportunities while continuing to service existing customers,” said Jeff Conard, Aurora Plastics Senior Vice President of Operations (Plastics Today Staff, 2019).

So, why are so many companies choosing to invest in Pasadena?

Pasadena offers several strategy advantages, including:

#1 Access to one of the largest ports in the United States

The Port of Houston has an annual economic impact of $617-billion, making it an ideal location for businesses in all industries but especially for those importing or exporting raw materials and goods overseas. 

#2 Pasadena is the second-largest city in the Houston-metro

Pasadena offers many of the same benefits of locating in Houston proper, but at a lower cost. 

#3 Transportation is easy and convenient

From Pasadena, businesses can transport goods throughout the country or the world using the Port of Houston, interstate system, international airports or the railroad. 

#4 Pasadena has a strong workforce

As Aurora Plastics Senior Vice President of Operations said, “Our team in Pasadena embodies Aurora’s mission to be our customers’ first choice.” They are just one of the many businesses that are benefiting from the skills and dedication found within the local workforce. 

Discover the Benefits of Moving Your Headquarters to Pasadena, Texas

We invite you to contact the Pasadena EDC to discover how your business can, like PinnacleART, benefit from moving your headquarters to Pasadena. 


Pinnacle Art. (2019, February 14). PINNACLEART SELECTED AS 2019 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR BY PASADENA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Retrieved from Pinnacle Art: https://pinnacleart.com/pinnacleart-selected-2019-business-year-pasadena-chamber-commerce/

Plastics Today Staff. (2019, February 19). Aurora Plastics completes upgrade and expansion of Texas compounding facility. Retrieved from Plastics Today: https://www.plasticstoday.com/compounding/aurora-plastics-completes-upgrade-and-expansion-texas-compounding-facility/80839083560352