Exosent Engineering, a designer and manufacturer of industry-leading trailers and cargo tanks to transport liquid petroleum gas (LPG), will expand its Brazos County-based operations at a new location with a larger facility.
Over the course of this summer, the company will move from its current, 19,000 sq. ft. leased facility into a 73,000 sq. ft. building on 27 acres along Kathy Fleming Road in south Brazos County, land recently purchased by Exosent. Construction on the new building is due to begin in June, with a grand opening currently planned for the fall of 2021.
As Exosent’s operations grow in physical size, President and Co-Founder UV Doron says his goal is to double his current workforce of 42 employees in the next three years, adding more welders, fabricators, engineers and management positions.
“At Exosent, we strive to grow organically,” said Doron, a third-generation manufacturer and former Texas A&M University professor in the College of Engineering. “One of the factors contributing to our growth is our pursuit for continuing developments of innovative products. The products are well received in the industry, which provides Exosent with a boost. We had to grow our facility in order to meet our customer needs.”
Opened in 2010, Doron says Exosent Engineering is the first company in 60 years to innovate its product in a traditional industry. With lower centers of gravity than traditional LPG transports, trailers built by Exosent are 30 percent safer, providing owners with up to 20 percent insurance savings and 10 percent fuel savings.
“We have been proud that, for more than a decade, the Exosent team has been leading the way in its industry from Brazos County, and we’re pleased the company is expanding its work here,” said Brazos County Judge Duane Peters. “We offer our continued support to Exosent to help facilitate their continued growth in our community.”
“While it is critical for our community to attract companies from outside the Brazos Valley, it is equally important to embrace and support the growth of companies already here,” said Matt Prochaska, President/CEO of the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation (BVEDC). “Exosent Engineering’s continued and increasing commitment to creating world-class transports and the jobs that bring them into existence is something we all should be thankful for, and this expansion will further strengthen our region’s manufacturing sector.”
The Board of Directors of the BVEDC unanimously approved a $25,000 incentive for Exosent contingent on the company meeting various benchmarks of investment and job creation over a multi-year span.