Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control of Grand Prairie received the prestigious Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award in the manufacturing category, presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie showed off $11 million in renovations to horse-racing fans at the opening of its 2013 Spring Thoroughbred Season. See Dallas Business Journal.
Restoration Hardware (future of Grand Prairie) was among the largest DFW industrial leases of 2012. The company is building an 850,000-square-foot warehouse at SH 161 and Pioneer Pkwy. See Dallas Business Journal.
Southwest Moulding signed a lease to occupy 225,000 square feet at Grand Lakes Business Park. Southwest Moulding distributes moulding and millwork products to Texas, Oklahoma and bordering states. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Dry Force, which specializes in water removal and restoration, expanded to 60,000 square feet at W. Shady Grove in north Grand Prairie. See the Dallas Morning News.
Parkland Hospital began construction of a 33,000-square-foot clinic at Conover Drive and Carrier Parkway. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Red Ball Oxygen Company Inc., a distributor of motor vehicle supplies and new parts, purchased a site on Alouette in central Grand Prairie for a 20,000-square-foot facility. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Paragon Retail Outlets started site preparation at I-20 at SH 360 for the planned 400,000-square-feet retail outlet mall in Grand Prairie. Paragon, formerly known as Prime Retail Outlets, is projecting to open in August 2012. See the Dallas Morning News.
Pitney Bowes Presort Services expanded its operations in Grand Prairie, adding about 50,0000 square feet of space in the north Great Southwest Industrial District. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp., which operates Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington among its 20 amusement parks in North America (Hoovers.com), announced relocation of its corporate headquarters from New York to the Grand Prairie office site in the north Great Southwest Industrial District. See the Dallas Morning News. Six Flags is the number 2 amusement park operator in the world, behind Walt Disney (Hoovers).
HP EnviroVision bought a 25,000-square-foot building on Trinity Boulevard for its headquarters, west of Belt Line in north Grand Prairie. EnviroVision does environmental remediation. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Discount Tire, is expanding its distribution operation to the new Trinity Overlook industrial building at Trinity and Roy Orr boulevards, taking the entire 305,000-square-foot space. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Lady Primrose Products, leased 47,000 square feet at Roy Orr Blvd. and Shady Grove Rd., part of the Duke Crosspoint development, for its packaging and distribution operation. See Dallas Business Journal.
Drawer Box Specialities, a California-based maker of wood drawers, expanded to a Grand Prairie facility and plans to employ as many as 45 people. See the Dallas Business Journal.
Solo Cup Company, a leading provider of single-use products used to serve food and beverages, signed a 10-year lease in June 2009 on a 603,354-square-foot distribution facility in Grand Prairie, at Pioneer Pkwy. west of SH 161. The deal was one of the largest of its kind in the DFW area in 2009.
Farley's & Sathers Candy Co./Shippers Warehouse will consolidate its Grand Prairie and Arlington operations at a 1.06 million-square-foot distribution building at Grand Lakes in Grand Prairie, Interstate 30 east of MacArthur. Real estate industry insiders cited the deal as the largest industrial lease in Texas in almost 10 years and the largest nationally in three years. See Dallas Morning News and Duke Realty.
Brighton-Best International leased 93,325 square feet at Duke Realty's recently finished 393,000-square-foot Crosspoint III industrial building at Shady Grove and Roy Orr Blvd. Brighton distributes fasteners. Coca-Cola occupies 207,000 square feet of Crosspoint III for distributing its Dasani bottled water product. See Duke Realty.
GEEP Texas: Geep Texas, an electronics recycling company, expanded to the north Great Southwest Industrial District, hiring 13 employees and adding $3.5 million in new recycling equipment. See Dallas Business Journal and GeepInc.com.
American Eurocopter: Anerican Eurocopter won a U.S. Department of Homeland Security contract to supply helicopters for use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. See Dallas Business Journal..
Baumann Springs: Baumann Springs is consolidating its United States manufacturing in Grand Prairie, relocating its Charlotte, N.C. plant. The move expands the Grand Prairie operation to 92,000 square feet. Baumann projects an added capital investment of $4.5M million in personal property, equipment and inventory and anticipates adding 30-40 new full-time employees. See Dallas Business Journal.
Vecta: Office-furniture maker Coalesse is closing its California manufacturing plant and expanding its operation to Grand Prairie's Vecta plant. Coalesse is a division of Michigan-based office furniture maker Steelcase Inc., known also as Vecta in Grand Prairie. Vecta Grand Prairie expects an added capital investment of $3.5 million in personal property and inventory and $750,000 in real property. See Dallas Business Journal.
Texstars: Texstars Inc. won a $40 million, five-year contract from the U.S. Air Force to make F-16 fighter jet canopies. Textars expects to add 10-15 new jobs as a result, bringing total employment to about 260. Texstars is a division of Hampson Industries. See Dallas Business Journal.
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