Electronic traffic safety equipment manufacturer launches Conroe operations

09 Jan.,2023


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Canadian company Ver-Mac has purchased a 71,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Conroe Park North and moved its United States operations from Houston to Conroe in December.

According to information from the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council, Ver-Mac will utilize its Conroe facility to continue creating innovative work zone safety solutions that make roads safer for drivers and construction workers.

A third-generation family business, Ver-Mac has evolved from a drill equipment conversion shop in 1957 to a global manufacturer and supplier of electronic traffic safety equipment. The company produces electronic road equipment such as arrow boards, speed signs, and traffic cameras.

“When we went to see the shop in Conroe, we knew it was a fit right away. We said, ‘This place is awesome.’ The choice was made before we even left the parking lot,” said Adam Chelo, director of Ver-Mac’s Conroe operations, added the company occupied it’s Houston location for about two and a half years.

Ver-Mac closed on the facility in October 2021 and began operating in Conroe in mid-December. Chelo praised the capable workforce in the Conroe area and the ability to operate in an ecosystem that promotes collaboration.

“The location is prime for us. We found that the workforce we’re getting in Conroe are qualified individuals,” Chelo said. “There’s also the benefit of access to suppliers. Instead of having to wait hours for somebody to drop off parts, a lot of the time we know a company who is right around the corner.”

Ver-Mac currently employs 75 people at their Conroe facility.

“It’s a good marriage of culture between what we had already cultivated in Quebec and what we’re able to find down here. The employees we hire quickly get on board, and everyone feels like they’re part of the family,” added Chelo.

Chelo said the company is already looking at expanding.

“There is so much more open room to move in Conroe,” he said. “We’ll be able to expand and continue to improve our facility in a way we weren’t able to previously.”