Incentives lure West Coast coating manufacturer to Pflugerville

Oct 22, 2014
Austin Business Journal

LifeLast Inc., a Vancouver, Washington-based manufacturer of polyurethane coatings for steel water pipes, is moving its headquarters to Pflugerville

"Having a manufacturing and distribution center in Pflugerville puts us in a central location in Texas, near our customers in Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston," LifeLast President Jeff Buratto said in a statement

The headquarters relocation is expected to bring about 15 jobs to the region over the next three years and includes a $500,000 capital investment for the company to build and furnish its new base

"We worked to attract LifeLast for many reasons, but primarily because the coating the company manufactures helps Texas water providers protect our valuable water supply. That is a significant advancement for our state and a great addition to Pflugerville's growing manufacturing sector," said Floyd Akers, executive director of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

The company will move into a new, 24,000-square-foot industrial space at 130 Commerce Center near SH 130 and Pecan Street

The community development corporation is also providing a suite of incentives to the company for its relocation, including six months free rent on its new space, $3,500 in incentives per employee, and a $25,000 relocation expense grant

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