Editor's note: This story was updated with comments from the Tomball Economic Development Corp. on Aug. 3.

The Tomball Economic Development Corp. is helping JDR Cable Systems Inc. bring its new U.S. headquarters to Tomball, according to an Aug. 3 news release from the TEDC., a project expected to create 20 new positions within its first years.

JDR Cable Systems Inc., a subsea power cable company, broke ground on its new U.S. headquarters July 29. The new headquarters will be used to design and manufacture products for the oil and gas industry, according to the release.

Within the first two years of the project's completion, 20 new positions will be created and 45 employees will relocate to Tomball, according to the release.

“The TEDC is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with JDR Cable Systems to bring their U.S. headquarters to Tomball,” TEDC Executive Director Kelly Violette said. “Their addition to the Tomball Business & Technology Park is another big win for Tomball and the [business] park.”

The new headquarters will have a $450,000 five-year net benefit, according to a TEDC economic impact analysis.

Brian Davis, general manager for JDR Cable Systems in Houston, said in a July 29 statement the new facility will be closer to the company's workforce in the North Houston area.

“Beginning construction of our new Houston headquarters marks a significant milestone for our U.S. business, and we’re delighted to bring our ongoing success in the region to Tomball,” Davis said.

The new facility will be 65,000 square feet, with 45,000 square feet of assembly and testing space and 20,000 square feet of office space.

Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2021.

“Our Houston-based business has grown strongly over the last decade, following an increased demand from our customers for our intervention, workover and control systems rental service,” Davis said.