Plastics

Plastics Companies in the Galveston County Region (Metro Houston MSA)

The following number of aerospace companies have a location in the Galveston County Region which includes the Houston MSA:

  • 62 Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
  • 60 All Other Plastics Product Manufacturing
  • 27 Plastics Pipe and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing
  • 18 Plastics Bap and Pouch Manufacturing
  • 12 Unlaminated Plastics Film and Sheet (except Packaging) Manufacturing
  • 11 Plastics Bottle Manufacturing
  • 10 Unlaminated Plastics Profile Shape Manufacturing
  • 9 Laminated Plastics Plate, Sheet (except Packaging), and Shape Manufacturing
  • 7 Rubber and Plastics Hoses and Belting Manufacturing
  • 5 Plastics Packaging Film and Sheet (including Laminated) Manufacturing
  • 2 Plastics Plumbing and Fixture Manufacturing

Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA

  • Galveston County is home to an Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA location.

Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA

 

Engineering Talent

The following are the number of engineers employed in the Galveston County region, Houston MSA, which can support the plastics sector:

  • 9,200 Petroleum Engineers
  • 4,672 Industrial Engineers
  • 4,064 Chemical Engineers
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 1,148 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • 595 Materials Engineers
  • 7,957 Mechanical Engineers
  • 4,149 Electrical Engineers
  • 2,835 Engineers, All Other
  • 2,127 Aerospace Engineers
  • 873 Environmental Engineers
  • 258 Biomedical Engineers
  • 9,200 Petroleum Engineers
  • 7,957 Mechanical Engineers
  • 4,672 Industrial Engineers
  • 4,149 Electrical Engineers
  • 4,064 Chemical Engineers
  • 2,835 Engineers, All Other
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 2,127 Aerospace Engineers
  • 1,148 Marine Engineers and Naval Architects
  • 873 Environmental Engineers
  • 595 Materials Engineers
  • 258 Biomedical Engineers

Skilled Labor

The following are the number of people employed by occupation in the Galveston County region, Houston MSA which could interest the plastics sector.

  • 47,756 General and Operations Managers
  • 18,670 Electricians
  • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • 11,700 Machinists
  • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  • 4,689 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 4,108 Computer Programmers
  • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 3,182 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 2,799 Chemical Technicians
  • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • 2,457 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 1,850 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers
  • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • 1,366 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • 1,339 Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operators
  • 1,012 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
  • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • 510 Semiconductor Processors
  • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • 242 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
  • 162 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers
  • 121 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • 45,585 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • 15,153 Military Occupations
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • 10,723 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 4,955 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  • 4,002 Logisticians
  • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers
  • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents
  • 2,460 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • 1,547 Riggers
  • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
  • 1,120 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  • 1,314 Millwrights
  • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment
  • 867 Hazardous Material Removal Workers
  • 823 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating Machine Operators
  • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
  • 440 Tool and Die Makers
  • 311 Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • 238 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • 224 Rolling Machine Operators
  • 222 Avionics Technicians
  • 116 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
  • 47,756 General and Operations Managers
  • 45,585 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • 18,670 Electricians
  • 15,153 Military Occupations
  • 15,107 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • 14,413 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • 13,993 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • 10,715 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
  • 4,955 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
  • 4,791 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  • 4,689 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • 4,377 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  • 4,108 Computer Programmers
  • 4,002 Logisticians
  • 3,379 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • 3,294 Industrial Production Managers
  • 3,182 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • 3,144 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • 2,874 Chemists
  • 2,858 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
  • 2,799 Chemical Technicians
  • 2,695 Geological and Petroleum Technicians
  • 2,673 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 2,616 Cargo and Freight Agents
  • 2,533 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • 2,460 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 2,457 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • 2,418 Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • 1,850 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers
  • 1,814 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers
  • 1,781 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • 1,547 Riggers
  • 1,475 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders
  • 1,366 Electrical and Electronics Drafters
  • 1,339 Molding, Coremaking and Casting Machine Operators
  • 1,314 Millwrights
  • 1,120 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
  • 1,025 Painters, Transportation Equipment
  • 1,012 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • 867 Hazardous Material Removal Workers
  • 842 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators
  • 823 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating Machine Operators
  • 757 Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • 672 Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers
  • 510 Semiconductor Processors
  • 440 Tool and Die Makers
  • 375 Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • 311 Biochemists and Biophysicists
  • 242 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians
  • 238 Atmospheric and Space Scientists
  • 229 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
  • 224 Rolling Machine Operators
  • 222 Avionics Technicians
  • 162 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging and Systems Assemblers
  • 121 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners
  • 116 Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters

Low Cost Electric Power

Three electric companies distribute power to Galveston County: Texas/New Mexico Power, CenterPoint Energy, and Entergy

  • Three electric companies distribute electrical power to Galveston County. These three companies and their service areas are:
    • Texas/New Mexico Power
      • Friendswood
      • League City
      • Dickinson
      • La Marque
      • Texas City
      • Hitchcock
    • CenterPoint Energy
      • Clear Lake Shores
      • Dickinson
      • Friendswood
      • Hitchcock
      • Kemah
      • La Marque
      • League City
      • Santa Fe
      • Texas City
    • Entergy
      • Bolivar Peninsula


Electric Power Distribution Map

Natural Gas

Texas contains the country’s largest natural gas infrastructure network with Metro Houston being the logistics control center for moving most of the nation’s petroleum and natural gas.

  • Natural Gas Pipelines in the USA:


    Natural Gas Pipelines in the USA

  • Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Infrastructure in the North American Market:


    Natural Gas Transmission and Storage Infrastructure in the North American Market

  • Our area has more Natural Gas Processing Capacity than any other region in the USA.


    Our area has more Natural Gas Processing Capacity than any other region in the USA

  • Natural Gas Mainline Compressor Stations:


    Natural Gas Mainline Compressor Stations

    Compressor Stations Are Present Throughout the Natural Gas System

  • Galveston County is in the CenterPoint Energy Distribution Area.


    CenterPoint Energy Distribution Area Map

Deep Water Port Access

  • Galveston County has deep water port access via the Port of Galveston and Port of Texas City. Galveston County is also adjacent to Port Freeport and the Port of Houston.
    • Port of Galveston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: containers, dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, RO/RO, refrigerated and project cargoes.
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 4th busiest cruise port in the US
      • Ranked #7 in tanker calls among US ports
      • The following Companies call on the Port of Galveston:
        • ARC – American Roll-On, Roll-Off Carrier
        • Del Monte
        • Hoegh Autoliners
        • K Line Ro Ro
        • WWL -  Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

      Port of Galveston

    • Port of Texas City
      • Deepwater Port
      • 11th busiest port in the US in terms of overall annual tonnage
      • UP Railroad and BNSF Railway
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • Ranked #4 in tanker calls among US ports
      • Over $270 billion in annual economic activity

      Port of Texas City

      Port of Texas City

    • Port of Houston
      • Deepwater Port
      • Busiest port in US in terms of foreign tonnage
      • 2nd busiest port in US in terms of overall tonnage
      • 13th busiest port in the world
      • 2 Cargo Container Terminals
      • 5 Major General Cargo Terminals
      • Part of Foreign Trade Zone

      Port of Houston

    • Port Freeport
      • Deepwater Port
      • Equipped to handle: cargo & breakbulk operations, container operations, heavy lift, RO/RO
      • Foreign Trade Zone
      • 800 vessel calls per year

      Port Freeport

    Road Access

    Regional Interstate Map

    • Interstate 45
      • Interstate 45 serves Galveston County connecting us directly to the Houston Metro Area.
      • Over a Billion Dollars of Road Improvements
        • More than an estimated billion dollars will be spent on transportation infrastructure improvement in Galveston County over the next decade. Click here to learn more.
        • This investment will better connect Galveston County to the greater Houston Region.

    Interstate 45

     

    Air Access

    • Hobby Airport
      • Galveston County is located 6 miles from Hobby Airport in Houston.
      • Hobby Airport provides international service to Mexico and Central and South America.
      • 4 runways ranging from 5,000 ft. long to 7,600 ft. long
      • Over 150 daily nonstop flights to more than 40 cities are serviced out of Hobby.
      • Hobby Airport is a hub for Southwest Airlines.
      • Multiple other airlines have flights out of Hobby:
        • American Airlines
        • Delta
        • JetBlue

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

      Hobby Airport

    • Ellington Airport
      • Ellington Airport is one of just ten spaceports in the United States.
      • Ellington Airport is located 12 miles north Galveston County near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
      • Ellington Airport is home to numerous military operations:
        • Texas Air National Guard
        • Army National Guard
        • Coast Guard
      • With its newly christened designation as a spaceport, Ellington Airport offers many opportunities for commercial development.
      • 3 runways including one that is 8,000 ft. long and one that is 9,000 ft. long

      Ellington Airport

      Ellington Airport

    • Scholes International Airport
      • Scholes International Airport on Galveston Island is an FBO with 24-hour service.
      • Scholes features two 6,000 ft. runways that are long enough to accommodate airplanes as large as the Boeing 767.
      • Scholes has more than 60,000 aircraft operations per year.

      scholes

    • George Bush Intercontinental Airport
      • Galveston County is located 42 miles to George Bush Intercontinental Airport which serves more than 40 million passengers per year.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th largest international passenger gateway into the US.
      • Bush Airport is the 7th busiest airport in the world for total aircraft movements.
      • Bush Airport is a United Hub.
      • Bush Airport is the 12th largest gateway for international cargo moved into the US.

      scholes

      George Bush Intercontinental Airport

      United Airlines

    Rail Access

    Galveston County Rail Access

    • Galveston County is served by the following: Union Pacific, BNSF, Galveston Railroad (Genesee & Wyoming)
      Union PacificBNSF RailwayGalveston Railroad

    Support Services

    The following numbers of supporting companies which can supply the plastics sector are located within Galveston County:

    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
    • 1 Collection Agency
     
    • 108 Insurance Agencies and Brokerages
    • 100 Offices of Lawyers
    • 77 Commercial Banks
    • 70 Engineering Services
    • 50 Electrical Contractors
    • 48 Computer Systems Design Services Companies
    • 34 Credit Unions
    • 26 Industrial Machinery Wholesalers
    • 25 Janitorial Services
    • 22 Temporary Help Agencies
    • 21 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Repair and Maintenance
    • 17 Freight Transportation Arrangement
    • 15 Industrial Building Construction Contractors
    • 15 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 12 Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
    • 11 General Freight Trucking, Local
    • 11 Marketing Consulting Companies
    • 10 Marine Cardo Handling Companies
    • 10 Employment Placement Agencies
    • 10 Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services
    • 8 Security Guards and Patrol Services Companies
    • 8 Computer and Office Machine Repair Companies
    • 8 Commercial and Industrial Machinery Leasing Companies
    • 6 Inland Water Freight Transportation Companies
    • 5 Advertising Agencies
    • 5 Specialized Freight Trucking, Local
    • 5 Industrial Gas Manufacturing Companies
    • 5 Nonscheduled Chartered Passenger Air Transportation
    • 4 Solid Waste Collection Companies
    • 4 Payroll Services Companies
    • 4 Specialized Freight Trucking, Long-Distance
    • 4 General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less than Truckload
    • 3 Hazardous Waste Treatment and Disposal Companies
    • 2 Solid Waste Landfill Companies
    • 2 Deep Sea Freight Transportation Companies
    • 2 Sales Financing Companies
    • 2 Commercial Air, Rail, and Water Transportation Equipment Rental and Leasing Companies
    • 1 Hazardous Waste Collection Company
    • 1 Collection Agency
    • 1 Industrial Design Service Company
    • 1 International Trade Financing Company
     

    University Programs to Support Plastics

    • University of Texas at Austin Materials Science & Engineering
      • Housed in the Texas Materials Insititute
      • Research includes: spans a wide range of experimental and computational modeling activities involving metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, and composites. Specific focus includes: clean energy materials (solar cells, fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, and supercapacitors), nanomaterials and nanotechnology, structural materials, microelectronics materials, condensed matter physics, polymer science and engineering, and computational materials science. 
      • Click here to learn more: http://tmi.utexas.edu/

    University of Texas at Austin Materials Science & Engineering

    • Texas A&M University College of Engineering Polymer Specialty
      • The Polymer Specialty Certificate is designed to provide a strong interdisciplinary educational program for undergraduate/graduate engineering and suitably prepared science students interested in pursuing a polymer career. The certificate will also reduce training time required to turn Texas A&M students into productive members of the industrial workforce.
      • Click here to learn more: https://engineering.tamu.edu/academics/certificates/polymer

    Texas A&M University College of Engineering

    • University of Houston Materials Science and Engineering
      • The specific areas covered by this program range from metallic alloys, polymers, ceramics and composites for advanced mechanical/aerospace engineering applications to thin films and coatings for electronics and superconducting ceramics for energy-related applications.
      • Research: Bio and Nano Materials, Materials for Energy and Sustainability,Electronics and Photonic Materials
      • Click here to learn more: http://materials.egr.uh.edu/

    University of Houston

    • Rice University Materials Science & Nanoengineering
      • Disciplines:
        • Advanced Manufacturing
        • Biomaterials
        • Carbon Nanomaterials Composites
        • Computational Materials Science and Material Theories
        • Electron Microscopy and in situ Methods
        • Electronic Materials
        • Energy Conversion and Storage
        • Low Dimensional Materials
        • Metallurgy & Metals procssing
        • Mechanical Properties and Nanomechanics
        • Nanotechnology
        • Optical Materials, Photonics and Nanoplasmonics
        • Surfaces, Interfaces, Coatings and Thin Films
        • Ultralight-Weight Ultrahigh-Strength Multifunctional Materials
        • Theory/modeling/simulations
        • Metallurgy and metals processing
        • Advanced Manufacturing
      • Research:
        • Nanomaterials in energy generation and storage; multifunctional composites; nano-enabled bio-mimetic systems; nanoelectronics; nanosensors; active nanosystems.
        • Interface studies and the study of mechanisms that lead to new composites, coatings, and thin films; processing of new materials systems that take advantage of the unique properties in nanotechnology
        • Nanomaterial synthesis; nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy; environment and biomedical applications 
        • Atomic resolution and three dimensional elemental mapping of alloy nanoparticles relevant for catalysis applications; near-field plasmon mapping using electron energy loss spectroscopy
        • Using 2D and 3D lithography; direct-write and self-assembly techniques for creating metamaterials with unprecedented mechanical and thermal properties
        • Theory and modeling of structure; kinetics; properties of materials derived from macroscopic and fundamental molecular interactions
      • Click here to learn more: https://msne.rice.edu/

    Rice University Materials Science & Nanoengineering

    Workforce Training

    • Texas Skills Development Fund
      • Up to $1,500/employee for customized training through a local college.
    • On-The-Job Training Cash
      • Businesses may be reimbursed for up to half of a new employee’s wages while the employee learns the job, on the job, for up to 6 months.
    • OJT Participant Criteria
      • New employees covered by an OJT agreement must be unemployed or underemployed.
    • Training Rules
      • Reimbursement depends on the wages paid to new employees and the length of training.
      • The length of training is negotiated based on the skills necessary to perform the job(s) and the new employees’ existing skills.
      • Limited to no more than 50% of the total workforce or new hires.
      • The maximum length of training is limited to no more than six months or 1040 hours.
      • Businesses that relocate and lay off workers at another location may not receive an OJT for 120 days after relocating.

    Taxes & Business Costs

    • We feature major tax and business costs advantages including the following:
      • No state corporate income tax
      • No state individual income tax
      • Only state in USA that does not require private companies to have workers’ compensation insurance.

    Additional Information

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group