Caption: Mary Kay Inc. identifies Lewisville, Texas, as future home of its new global manufacturing and R&D operations.
Cosmetics and direct selling giant Mary Kay Inc. has updated its construction timeline for the massive new research and production facility it has planned for North Texas.
The company is now scheduled to break ground in September on a 26-acre site in Lewisville, where it plans a $100 million, 470,000-square-foot plant. Officials project construction will be complete in the first quarter of 2018.
The project, unveiled in late 2015, will allow Mary Kay to relocate approximately 600 employees now based at its facility in Addison, Texas. The company said at the time that this new facility will better suit its workforce and logistical needs, as the site is convenient to major roadways, public transportation and other Mary Kay facilities—including its headquarters.
“This state-of-the-art facility is being specifically designed and built to meet not only today’s, but tomorrow’s, challenges to ensure the future of Mary Kay in an ever-growing and changing global marketplace,” said Thomas Cho, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Mary Kay. “We are very excited about our innovative vision for Mary Kay’s new U.S.-based global manufacturing and research and development facility.”