JAMCo, a Georgia Commercial Construction Company, To Build Texas Headquarters & Manufacturing Facility in Bastrop (http://tmblr.co/ZmSbPwkRYDfv)
The Bastrop Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) today announced that Johnson Architectural Metal Company, (JAMCo) will build its Texas headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bastrop. The company is a commercial construction contractor that provides custom glass building envelopes for high-rise office facilities nationwide. The new manufacturing operation, a .26 million, 30,100 square foot plant will be located in the Bastrop Business and Industrial Park at the intersection of South Jackson Street and South Street just south of Hwy 71.
“The City of Bastrop and BEDC have been working closely with JAMCo to meet their needs and bring this important new employer to Bastrop,” said City Manager Mike Talbot. “JAMCo will initially hire 10-15 employees and expects to employ 50 within three years. We are very pleased that the incentives and help we could offer to facilitate planning and construction, along with Bastrop’s quality of life, infrastructure, and location advantages, met JAMCo’s needs and we look forward to a long and prosperous future together.”
JAMCo designs, fabricates, and installs custom curtainwall systems for some of the largest commercial buildings in the southeast with corporate headquarters in Marietta, GA, and was exploring expansion in Texas.
“When we were researching where to expand geographically, we saw the state’s business-friendly environment and the City of Bastrop in particular, with its accessibility to our target markets and economic development initiatives, as the perfect location for our Texas headquarters,” said Phil Greeves, president of JAMCo.
The company recently completed work on the Post Oak Central project, a Class-A office complex in the Galleria submarket of Houston and are working on two more projects in Texas, including Two BriarLake Plaza in Houston and a project in Austin. The 19-story, 320,000-square-foot Two BriarLake Plaza building includes 12 stories of office space that will be encased in a JAMCo glass-walled exterior. Building envelopes affect the lighting, heating, and cooling needs of buildings.
JAMCo is also working with Cousins Properties, Inc. (which built the Frost Bank Tower) on a 30-story office tower project going up at Third and Colorado in Austin. The project will provide 390,000 square feet of office space and 6,000 square feet of retail space in downtown Austin, and also features a glass envelope exterior design.
“Being able to attract companies like JAMCo is critical for Bastrop’s ongoing growth and development,” said Chair of the BEDC Board, Steve Mills. “They will be great ambassadors for us as they deal with developers and construction businesses all over Texas and we look forward to the job opportunities they are bringing to Bastrop now and in the future.”
Construction of the JAMCo facility was awarded to LoneStar Construction of Houston which expects to break ground later this spring or early summer. LoneStar Construction is a full-service development and construction company that specializes in single tenant industrial facilities.