Emerson Process Management celebrated the grand opening of its new global headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday morning. The $25 million complex is located at the McKinney Gateway site, at the northeast corner of the intersection of U.S. 75 and Sam Rayburn Tollway.
The three-story, 128,000-square-foot building will house Emerson Process Management’s global headquarters for the design, testing and manufacture of pressure regulators and relief valve solutions. These devices are used in oil, gas, chemical, refining, power and other industries.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, David Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson, complimented McKinney’s city leaders for their efforts in bringing the new facility to McKinney. “McKinney has a talented workforce and leaders with vision,” Farr said. “The opening of this facility opens an exciting new chapter for Emerson.”
McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller paid tribute to Emerson’s nearly 50 years in McKinney. “This company is everything you could ever want in our community,” he said. “It’s a great day for the city of McKinney.”
U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson presented an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol to representatives from Emerson. Johnson also praised Emerson’s place in the economic fabric of McKinney. “It’s a growing, global economy and you (Emerson) are a shining light,” he said.
Texas State Representative Scott Sanford also presented Emerson with a Texas flag that has flown over the Texas State Capitol.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony was well attended by McKinney’s civic leaders. Among the crowd were city council members Travis Ussery, Roger Harris and Randy Pogue. Also in attendance were City Manager Jason Gray, Fire Chief Danny Kistner, Chief of Police Joe Williams, Assistant Chief of Police Joe Ellenburg, Assistant Chief of Police Randy Roland, President and CEO of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Jim Wehmeier, McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. JD Kennedy, and Collin County Commissioner Chris Hill.
Photos by TSB’s Sawyer Erickson