May 29, 2014

Baker Hughes To Open Education Center in Tomball

Baker Hughes is set to open their new education and training center in Tomball. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility was held May 15th.


The new facility will centralize all of Baker Hughes’ training efforts, cutting the number of training centers in the western hemisphere from seven down to one. The newly named Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Training Center is located at the intersection of FM 2920 and FM 2978.


The debut of the new facility is big news for both Baker Hughes and the City of Tomball. “The opening of the new Baker Hughes facility really puts us on a global map,” said Kelly Violette, executive director for the Tomball Economic Development Corporation. “To be able to say that the Baker Hughes Eastern Hemisphere Education Center is in Dubai and its Western Hemisphere Education Center is in Tomball is really something.”

When the new location is finished, it will be home to 27 classrooms and house up to 500 students and 100 trainers. Baker Hughes will reportedly use the new center for over 5,000 trainings each month.

This new Baker Hughes facility brings Tomball more than just notoriety. Violette said the City of Tomball is expected to gain just shy of $8 million throughout the facility’s first 10 years of operation.

Find out more about the new facility and its impact on the City of Tomball.