Local Vendors Display Services as TPCO America Supplier Fair - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Local Vendors Display Services as TPCO America Supplier Fair

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A supplier fair for companies hoping to land business contracts with TPCO America was held Wednesday evening at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.

TPCO America, a Chinese pipe making facility, is currently building one of the biggest new industrial plants near Gregory, and is set to bring $3 billion to the Coastal Bend over the next 10 years.

Local vendors took advantage of the first of several opportunities to display their services at the supplier fair, where Kiii News Reporter Brian Burns went Live with the details.

The company has already built a 200,000 square foot finishing facility in Gregory, and on Wednesday morning, they announced the start of phase two, which will be a 1.3-million square foot pipe mill. The largest building will take a couple of years to build, providing as many as 1,000 jobs.

The supplier fair was the first of several for the $1.1 billion project. J.J. Johnston, Director of Administration for TPCO America, joined Brian Burns Live with more information.

  • 2 Men Stabbed at Local Hotel

    2 Men Stabbed at Local Hotel

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:24:55 GMT
    Police are looking for two people responsible for stabbing and pistol-whipping two men at a local hotel, Monday morning. Officers say the assault happened after 2 a.m. at the Sun Suites of Corpus Christi.More >>
    Police are looking for two people responsible for stabbing and pistol-whipping two men at a local hotel, Monday morning. Officers say the assault happened after 2 a.m. at the Sun Suites of Corpus Christi. More >>
  • Support Outlaw Cheerleaders with Glow Run 5K

    Support Outlaw Cheerleaders with Glow Run 5K

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:24:08 GMT
    Support the Outlaw Cheerleaders with the group's Outlaw Come Out Play 5K Glow Run this Saturday.More >>
    Support the Outlaw Cheerleaders with the group's Outlaw Come Out Play 5K Glow Run this Saturday.
    More >>
  • Massive House Fire Caught on Video

    Massive House Fire Caught on Video

    An elderly woman manages to escape with her life following a massive house fire. It happened late Saturday night around 9 O'clock at a home on Island Drive in Lake City near Mathis. The woman has nothing left, but is safe thanks to a few alert neighbors. It was all caught on video. The fire lit the night sky near Lake Corpus Christi as it burned a two story home. Ray Krebs lives across the street and saw the flames and ran over to help a woman who was renting a back house on the property.Kre...More >>
    An elderly woman manages to escape with her life following a massive house fire. It happened late Saturday night around 9 O'clock at a home on Island Drive in Lake City near Mathis. The woman has nothing left, but is safe thanks to a few alert neighbors. It was all caught on video. The fire lit the night sky near Lake Corpus Christi as it burned a two story home. Ray Krebs lives across the street and saw the flames and ran over to help a woman who was renting a back house on the property.Kre...More >>