Houston-based MacroFab Inc. will relocate its headquarters from the East Downtown neighborhood to northwest Houston as it plans to double in size in the next year.
MacroFab is an outsourced manufacturing company for small- to medium-sized businesses. It takes the designs for circuit board and other tech gadgetry for companies that don’t have the ability or can’t afford an in-house manufacturing line. From there, it builds the requested product, tracks inventory and ships to the end consumer.
The new MacroFab headquarters will be located at 2000 Governors Circle near Loop 610 and U.S. Route 290. MacroFab currently has 16 employees and plans to double that headcount over the next year. The new space is 10,000 square feet, compared to its 5,000 square feet in EaDo.
Another reason for the move was as EaDo has transformed, it’s made it difficult for MacroFab to stay there.
“One of the big things with EaDo is that it has been changing in the past year, and is under heavy redevelopment,” said Chris Church, founder and CEO for MacroFab. “It’s not a great place to be a manufacturer these days. Rents versus quality of space is misaligned for flexible space. It’s turning more to focus on retail.”
Stream Realty Partners was the tenant rep for MacroFab.
Church is a former co-founder of Houston-based security-as-a-service company, Alert Logic. In July 2015, MacroFab closed a $2 million seed round led by TechStars, with commitments from other angel investors as well.
“Our organic growth has been great. Now we’re lighting a fire under it,” Church said.
By: Joe Martin
SOURCE: Houston Business Journal