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Wet Sounds to build facility in Rosenberg

Houston-based Wet Sounds, which makes marine and powersports audio systems, will open a new facility in Rosenberg, west of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County.

The project, led by by Kingham Dalton Wilson Ltd., known as KDW, will consist of 118,386 square feet of warehouse, fabrication and office space, according to a press release. The Wet Sounds facility will be built on a 27-acre plot at 2975 Louise St., which can accommodate a total of 280,000 square feet of future development.

Construction is expected to begin in August and be complete in spring 2021. The project cost was not disclosed.

The Wet Sounds facility will create 40 to 50 high-paying jobs, said Rosenberg Mayor William Benton. The company currently employs 45 warehouse, fabrication and office personnel at its existing southwest Houston facility, per the release.

Vincent Morales Jr., Fort Bend County Commissioner for Precinct 1, said the project will expand the commerce core in Rosenberg and encourage additional development.

Wet Sounds is not the only company expanding into Rosenberg and Fort Bend County.

In February 2019, Virginia-based Dollar Tree Inc. (Nasdaq: DLTR) announced plans to invest $130 million to build a distribution center, located on 140 acres at Spur 10 near Klosterhoff Road, about 40 miles southwest of downtown Houston. The 1.2 million-square-foot distribution facility will also create more than 300 jobs and serve both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores. The company also got a tax abatement for the project, which is expected to be completed by summer 2020.

Additionally, discount grocer Aldi Inc. broke ground on a 650,000-square-foot distribution center and division headquarters in May 2014. It was expected to bring more than 150 jobs and more than $60 million to the Rosenberg economy.