ELM Is Building a 125K-SF HQ and Manufacturing Plant for MicroGrid, Solar Divisions in The Colony

by | Dec 6, 2022
Energy and utility services innovator ELM is constructing a new, 125,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in The Colony for its MicroGrid and Solar divisions. When fully operational, Illinois-based ELM said the facility will employ more than 100 clean-energy professionals, including engineering, production technicians, customer service, sales, and management employees.
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Evolon and ZeroEyes Partner on Long-Range AI Gun-Detection Technology
by | Dec 6, 2022
With the partnership, Dallas-based Evolon Technology will unite the long-distance object detection of its analytics with ZeroEyes' proprietary AI gun detection technology. The result: The ability to detect and track someone with a firearm more than a football field away. "Current events point to the need for a partnership like ours," Evolon President and CEO Kevin Stadler says.
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Dallas-based Alto Rolls Out Another ‘Art Car’
by | Dec 6, 2022
Alto, the Dallas-based luxury rideshare startup, is known for rolling out "art cars" in Dallas and the six other U.S. cities where it operates. Now it's introduced a new one in Dallas with its newest partner, Wildlike. Wildlike founder Alysa Teichman mashed up the tattoo/piercing culture with an "elevated jewelry experience" when she launched her company last year.
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Fort Worth-Founded Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Chain Acquired for $80M
by | Dec 5, 2022
Dine Brands Global—the parent company of IHOP and Applebee's Grill + Bar—acquired the fast casual Fuzzy's Taco Shop chain, which serves Baja-style Mexican cuisine in "a fun, energetic atmosphere." Since the first Fuzzy's was founded in 2003 near TCU, the chain has grown to 138 locations in 18 states.
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Texas-Sized Fitness: Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch Opens

by | Dec 5, 2022
Life Time McKinney at Craig Ranch encompasses more than 100,000 square feet with 12 lighted outdoor pickleball courts, 50-meter outdoor pool, studio boutiques, training floor, restaurant, spa and more. It's the Minnesota-based company's eleventh location in DFW and its 29th in Texas.
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SMU Breaks Ground on $100M End Zone Complex at Gerald J. Ford Stadium
by | Dec 2, 2022
If you've driven past SMU's Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Mockingbird Lane, you may have noticed it's more or less horseshoe-shaped, with no end zone on the stadium's southern end. Not for long. SMU broke ground today on a fancier home corral for the SMU Mustangs football team—putting the first digs on a $100 million, 192,500-square-foot end zone expansion.
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Construction Firms Named for $30M Fort Worth Convention Center Phase One Expansion
North Texas construction firms AECOM Hunt, Byrne Construction Services, and EJ Smith are about to make their mark on downtown Fort Worth. The city of Fort Worth has selected the three firms to manage "the full scope" of phase one of a major expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center—with a budget of up to $30 million.
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Aurora and Uber Freight Expand Self-Driving Truck Runs Out of DFW
Aurora and Uber Freight's new self-driving trucking "lane" between Fort Worth and El Paso expands Aurora's operations in Texas. The company also hauls freight between Dallas and Houston—and is now hauling goods autonomously (with human vehicle operators in the cab) for FedEx, Werner, Schneider, and Uber Freight in Texas.
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