Business expanding in Bryan, bringing more than 60 jobs

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A new business coming to Bryan is bringing at least 60 jobs in the coming years.

Work is already happening at a recent construction site. Indiana-based NTA, Inc. is building a new testing lab and training center on Mumford Road near FM 2818.

"This facility is going to be mostly large-scale testing; so fire testing, with structural testing. One of the things we try to do is evaluate building products to the building code to make sure that they're safe for consumers," said David Tompos, NTA Owner, President, and CEO.

Tompos said the dozens of new jobs will have salaries ranging from $15 to $20 an hour to six figures for some of the engineering spots.

"You know we're looking at everything from professional engineers, management staff and laboratory technicians," he said.

He added the community here was a big reason they chose this location for expansion.

"Well, boosting to the economy. Also building on the local market. Bringing in high tech positions. I think that's a great thing for the citizens of Bryan / College Station," said Bryan City Councilman Prentiss Madison.

"It’s something that they’re going to be doing right here in Bryan. Not only that they're going to be doing it right here in Single Member District 2," Madison added.

Matt Prochaska with the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation said there will be additional revenue the company will bring to local governments and the school district.

"Overall it's a very positive impact. What happens is you've got this multiplication of the taxes that are paid on the facility as well as the sales tax benefit and all of the tangible benefits resulting from that," he said.

"This is a wonderful example again of our partnership with the Bryan Business Council. This land is about 90 acres from the Bryan Business Council that was purchased by NTA to put their headquarters here and to put this facility," said Prochaska.

The company plans to expand its footprint here in the years to come. NTA recently merged with International Code Council.

"That tax revenue is going to increase dramatically over the years," said Tompos.

The facility should be finished by October.

The company hopes to offer internships for college and high school students in the future.

The Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation told KBTX no tax abatements were offered to bring the company here. Permits were fast-tracked for the project.