Bryan: Local Manufacturer Enters Development Agreement with City to Double Factory Size
Feature Photos: Equipment and operations inside the C.C. Creations screen-printing plant in Bryan. Courtesy: C.C. Creations.
by Art Benavidez
Bryan (Brazos County) — The city recently entered into an economic development agreement with a local manufacturer that is planning a $7 million expansion of its facility.
The Chapter 380 agreement voted on Aug. 24 will allow C.C. Creations, a screen-printing and embroidery company, to more than double its factory in the Bryan Business Park to 150,000 square feet.
The company operates on a 14.3-acre lot located at 1800 Shiloh Avenue in the northwest part of the city.
C.C. Creations operates a 64,754 square-foot facility, and other structures include a 4,000 square-foot shop/warehouse, a 600 square-foot storage building, a 720 square-foot open porch and a 500 square-foot open porch.
In exchange, C.C. Creations has agreed to create 150 new full-time positions with an hourly wage of $18.50 by 2025.
For its part, the city will give the company grants totaling $630,000, along with waiving up to $30,000 in permit fees, and ensure access to city electric, water and sewer.
The grants will be paid out in two installments, with half being allowed upon completion of the dry-in (completion of shell), and the remainder to be paid after one full year of manufacturing operations.
Under the agreement terms, C.C. Creations is expected to begin the new construction within 12 months of the effective date, and “the company shall complete the Dry-in for the Manufacturing Facility within 24 months of the effective date.”
A certificate of occupancy is to be acquired within 30 months of the effective date and the combined taxable appraised value of improvement shall be $7 million or higher by 2025.
The College Station-based company Lawson Properties V, LLC owns the operations at C.C. Creations. Its chief executive officer is Kenny Lawson.
Art Benavidez (Construction News Reporter, Central Texas) is a seasoned journalist with over 15-years of experience in writing breaking news and in-depth features at the local level. He honed his research and reporting skills in newspapers and magazines throughout South and West Texas along with expertise in crafting digital content as Managing Editor of New Image Marketing Research Corporation. Benevidez is a Texas native and graduate of UT-RGV.