Grand Prairie Lands Mission Foods Production and Distribution Campus and General Motors Parts Distribution Center

Post Date:02/29/2016

GRAND PRAIRIE—Mission Foods is consolidating manufacturing and distribution to a 760,000-square-foot campus on 2401 Texas State Highway Spur 303 (Pioneer Parkway) in Grand Prairie. The operation will employ more than 500, operate 24/7 to keep up with high supply and demand, and includes rail access. Mission Foods is an international operation and privately held subsidiary of Gruma Corporation.

Site work on the Mission campus included a public-private partnership with the city of Grand Prairie wherein the developer financed flood remediation, designed and constructed a complicated and expensive box culvert system under Texas State Highway Spur 303. Initiation of the public-private partnership by the developer alleviated a long-term problem that the city and Texas Department of Transportation had with flooding on Texas State Highway Spur 303, and the developer was granted approval to construct two curb cuts on Texas State Highway Spur 303. In addition, the developer worked with the Corps of Engineers to reroute a creek on the site.

"We are grateful that Mission Foods chose Grand Prairie to consolidate its operations," said Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen. "The food industry is thriving and we welcome the hundreds of jobs that Mission will bring here." 

The Mission Foods campus is part of the $200 million Logistics Crossing Industrial Park, a 90 acre industrial development which includes the General Motors LOC Center, a parts distribution center for the Arlington GM Assembly Plant. This LOC center, which employs 500, is a new model for General Motors, and is now considered GM’s “showplace” of Logistics Operations Centers. This operational footprint is being duplicated by GM across the United States for future LOC Centers. Ironwood Realty Partners, LLC invested more than $1 million to construct rail spurs to serve Logistics Crossing operations.

According to Terry Jones, Industrial Economic Development Manager, the economic impact of the Logistics Crossing deal is projected to be $53 million in tax revenue based on a long-term commitment by both tenants.

Project Developers of Logistics Crossing Industrial Park and the Mission Foods Campus are Robert W. Rice, Ironwood Realty Partners, and Forrest Robinson, Robinson Weeks Partners. James J. Rigelsky and Brian Kelly of Corporate Realty Advisors represented Mission Foods.

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