As we reach the end of 2017 and usher in a new year, let’s take stock of where we are:
Texas—and most everything related to it—is important. Even though it’s one (really big) state on Earth, to the best of our knowledge, “Houston” was the first word ever spoken from the Moon.
We regularly write about Texas in this space, and glowingly so. And for good reasons. First, some statistics:
As we’ve explored, the 80,000 miles of Texas highway is the second-largest in the United States, which gives us a logistical advantage for locally-generated movements of freight.
In addition to all that highway, the Port of Houston tops the list of busiest ports in the country. Also, the city of Laredo straddles the Mexican border, making it a natural and bustling conduit for the import-export trade with Central and South America.
The geographically central location of Texas, with the ability to transfer freight to every corner of the country, allows local, national, and international businesses to establish, grow, and thrive.
Culturally, we’re fiercely proud of our Lone Star State. Business-wise, it makes perfect sense for NATCO to locate here. With a national reach, we’re proud to be part of the growth of this vibrant state.