The Last Word: McLaren’s Nicolas Brown on Opening the Supercar Company’s HQ in Coppell

Back in August, we showed you a sneak peek inside McLaren's new 31,000-square-foot Americas HQ in Coppell, just northwest of Dallas. Over the weekend, the HQ had its official opening, and dozens of McLaren owners from throughout the region showed up to show off their own wheels—and lust after the rides on display in the HQ. One car that attracted more than one desirous glance was a $3 million Speedtail.
Innovative Spaces: Vari Opens New Global Headquarters in Coppell
by | Oct 4, 2022
Vari's new global HQ was designed by Dallas-based BOKA Powell. The company's goal: "continue to probe the future of how we work." With open stairwells inside and walking trails outside, getting up and about is encouraged. So is staying healthy: The new HQ is the third building in DFW to receive Fitwel certification for healthy workplaces, the company says. "Most executives are still trying to figure out the future of work, the workforce, and workspaces—that’s where we come in," said Vari co-founder and CEO Jason McCann.
Innovative Spaces: See Inside McLaren Automotive’s New North American HQ
by | Aug 17, 2022
McLaren—the British maker of luxury, high-performance supercars—needed to accelerate the look of its new North American HQ in Coppell, just north of Dallas. So before they decamped from New York, they hired Dallas-based Merriman Anderson Architects to conceptualize and design their new campus. Here's a look inside the new 31,000-square-foot campus, which MAA project architect Derek Dizon says "reflects the luxury and innovative brand" of the high-tech supercar maker.
Open Wide: Robots Are Doing Dental Implants in DFW
by | Jun 9, 2022
The Yomi robotic system, developed by Miami-based Neocis, is assisting with dental implants in at least two Dallas-area practices. "It works like a GPS navigation system for the mouth,” says Coppell's Dr. J. Robert Steele. At ArchPoint in Dallas, 172 implants in 90 cases have been placed using Yomi, with patients being "intrigued" by the "minimally invasive experience." Cool fact to watch for below: Yomi's co-developer won an Emmy for creating ESPN's "K-Zone" pitch tracker.

Latvian Unicorn Expands On‑Demand Printing and Warehousing With New Dallas-Area Facility

by | Dec 1, 2021
The new fulfillment center in Coppell, the company's third in the U.S., is expected to bridge the gap between the company's coastal facilities—significantly reducing shipping times for Texas and the rest of the country. Printful is the first privately owned company with Latvian roots to achieve unicorn status.
Medchart Raises $17M in Seed and Series A Funding to Hire Talent, Expand Product Innovation
by | Apr 26, 2021
Medchart, which just opened its new U.S. headquarters in Coppell, helps businesses to easily and cost-effectively access digital health information that is authorized by patients.
Smoothie King CEO Wan Kim to Star on ‘Undercover Boss’ This Friday
by | Oct 20, 2020
Coppell-based Smoothie King is the latest North Texas brand to send its top executive undercover to see what truly happens on the front lines. Tune in Oct. 23 on CBS (and get an early sneak peek with our photo gallery).
DI People: Signify Health, MediaKind, Sabre, Envy Gaming, and More Make Executive Moves
by | Jul 17, 2020
In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from o9 Solutions, Orb Health, Federos, MJB Wood Group, Vistra, Idea Grove, Lennox International, and more.

‘Work Spacing’ the Workspace: Vari Renovates HQ, Develops New Products in Response to COVID-19

by | Apr 23, 2020
We spoke with Vari CEO Jason McCann about the Coppell-based workspace innovation company's renovations, its new products, and how businesses can get ready for the new normal.
Alto Pick Rideshare
One North Texas Rideshare Company Launching, Another Expands Coverage Area
by | Jun 19, 2019
Alto is adding more North Texas cities to its app, while Pick says it will launch later this year in the DFW area.
STEM in the Schoolyard: Sparking the ‘Curiosity’ That Fuels Innovation
by | Apr 10, 2019
TI's Rich Templeton says, “Innovation in this world is alive and well: It’s alive and well at TI, and it’s alive and well in North Texas,” as he works to promote STEM education.
Woman-Founded Rex Programming is Helping Kids Become Digitally Literate
by | Jan 16, 2019
The Dallas-headquartered company helps kids learn coding, robotics, and emerging technology. Currently, Rex is trying to raise funds to improve their learning management system and add more gaming programs.
Varidesk flexible office walls

Coppell’s Varidesk Rolls Out Movable Wall Panels

by | Oct 3, 2018
Coppell-based Varidesk, the company known for making the standing desk a "workplace phenomenon" has a new agile workplace solution: QuickFlex Walls.
Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents
by | Aug 15, 2018
Plus, grants for the Richardson Adult Literacy Center and Richland College as well as other social efforts to boost education and the workforce.
Nextaff Opens First Dallas Area Talent Recruiting Office
by | Jul 12, 2018
The firm offers a variety of custom solutions to industrial, administrative, professional, information technology, and health-care industries.
Coppell HS entrepreneurship class, INCubatoredu
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Local Schools Giving Young Students Tools to Create Their Own Businesses
by | Jun 5, 2018
Through INCubatoredu and similar educational programs, students are solving real-world problems with their own products and services.