Once the home of the Champion Paper Mill dating back to 1965, this 872-acre facility was purchased by the Waisburd family on January 27, 2012. When the plant was operating at full capacity, it ran 24 hours a day, producing primarily newsprint and employing roughly 1,000 people.
Every step of the process was handled within its gates, from production to recycling and power generation to waste disposal. Champion closed its doors in 2002, and the plant went into an idle state until the Waisburd’s took ownership.
The surface water treatment plant was once capable of drawing and treating 20 million gallons of raw water per day from Lake Houston.
The plant provided treated water critical to the paper production process, the property-wide fire system, and the on-site power plant. Its storage capabilities are still in use, and we can supplement our water needs with captured rainwater.
- 19 miles from Houston Downtown
- 22 miles from IAH
- 7 miles from Sam Houston Tollway
- 15 miles to 610 and I-10
- 20 miles to the Houston Ship Channel via the San Jacinto River