Sprint Transport
Sprint Headquarters Groundbreaking

Sprint breaks ground on new headquarters

Sept. 26, 2022
Sprawling 22-acre site in La Porte, on Houston’s east side, will feature an eight-bay shop, the chemical hauler’s new Trident Tank Wash subsidiary, and a tank container depot

Sprint Transport isn’t standing still.

The Texas-based chemical hauler recently broke ground on a sprawling 22-acre site in the Greater Houston area that will include its new headquarters, a new maintenance shop, a tank-cleaning facility, and an ISO tank container depot, accelerating its evolution as a provider of comprehensive bulk supply chain and logistics services.

“We’re not going anywhere,” said Josh Noworatzky, Sprint Transport president and CEO.

“We’re committed to this market, so we are growing, we’re expanding—and we’re also getting into new lines of business.”

Sprint previously was headquartered in Pasadena, Texas, where it maintained a 6,000-square-foot terminal and six-bay shop situated on 4 acres. The company’s multi-million-dollar investment in nearby La Porte, on Houston’s east side, will include 19,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 30,000 sq. ft. for separate maintenance and tank-cleaning activities, Noworatzky said, and the new shop will feature eight drive-through bays.

The tank-cleaning facility will operate as Trident Tank Wash, a new subsidiary of Sprint.

“Designing everything from scratch has been very educational, and we’re trying to make it as driver friendly as possible,” Noworatzky said. “We can actually plan the layout of the yard and everything else, which will help productivity, as well as safety, and on yard maintenance. And we’re investing heavily in the technology that will go into the shop and tank wash.

“So what we’re doing on that side is pretty awesome.”

The 22-acre site will be fully paved to support ISO tank storage and containment, and Trident will provide ISO tank cleaning services as well, Noworatzky added. “We think there’s a big future for that business,” he said.

Houston-based Kingham Dalton Wilson (KDW) is providing development, design, and construction services. Noworatzky expects to begin moving into the new shop in December, bring Trident online early next year, and celebrate the new headquarters with a grand opening in the second quarter of 2023.

Sprint also has terminals in Freeport and Nederland, Texas, and in Saint Gabriel, Louisiana, where Noworatzky said they’ll open their first Trident Tank Wash later this year.

“We’re excited about the property, the location, and everything that we’re doing,” Noworatzky said.

About the Author

Jason McDaniel

Jason McDaniel, based in the Houston TX area, has more than 20 years of experience as an award-winning journalist. He spent 15 writing and editing for daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, and began covering the commercial vehicle industry in 2018. He was named editor of Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter magazines in July 2020.