Irving-Based Packaging and Fulfillment Co. AmeriPac Acquired by Veritiv

by | Apr 18, 2024
AmeriPac is a leading provider of turnkey contract packaging and fulfillment services with annual revenues of roughly $60 million.
Kubota Names New CEO for Kubota North America and Makes Other Leadership Changes
by | Nov 10, 2023

Nobuyuki Ishii has been appointed CEO of Grapevine-based Kubota North America and senior managing executive officer of Kubota Corp. (KBT), and Todd Stucke has been named president of Kubota Tractor Corp....

Fire Meets Ice: Solo Stove Family of Brands Brings Portable Air Conditioning Into Its Outdoor Lineup
by | Aug 10, 2023

Solo Brands, with its hallmark commitment to consumer passion and community engagement, is adding IcyBreeze Cooling to its outdoor lifestyle product portfolio. The deal was finalized on July 1, as announced by Generational Equity, a Richardson-based mergers and acquisitions adviser for privately held businesses....

Grapevine’s Sera Systems Reports ‘Eight-Figure’ Series B Funding Round
by | May 25, 2023
Sera—a SaaS service for small-to-large size HVAC, plumbing, and other field service businesses—said it closed the oversubscribed funding round with a market cap three times the value the company had at the close of its Series A round in November 2021.

Meow Wolf Adds 3 ‘Innovative Humanoids” to its Leadership Team

by | Jan 26, 2023

Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment company Meow Wolf, which is opening a new facility in Grapevine, announced it has appointed what one publication called three “innovative humanoids” to its leadership team.

Michael Kopelman joins Meow Wolf as its chief financial officer, Anne Mullen as the company’s chief creative strategy officer, and Kelly Schoeffel as chief marketing officer....

A Texas First: Meow Wolf’s Innovative Immersive Art Exhibition to Open in Grapevine This Summer
by | Jan 12, 2023
More than 30 local artists are teaming up to help bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Meow Wolf's first permanent installation in Texas this summer. The Sante Fe-based boundary-pushing interactive art company's debut in North Texas will have 30 rooms to feature their unique visions. Here's a sneak peek of the work in progress for the 29,000 square-foot immersive experience, set to transport visitors to a fantastical realm at Grapevine Mills.
Grapevine Names Acting Director of Economic Development
by | Nov 12, 2022

Garin Giacomarro has been named acting director of economic development by the city of Grapevine, replacing Larry Holt who has left to take an economic development position in Los Angeles....

Frisco-based Ever.Ag Adds Ex-General Mills Exec to Board of Directors 
by | Nov 9, 2022

Ever.Ag, a Frisco-based AgTech supply chain software and financial services company, announced that it has added former General Mills executive John Church as an independent member to its board of directors....


Grapevine’s BILT Is Testing Its 3D Instruction App With the U.S. Military

by | May 24, 2022
BILT has spent years helping consumers assemble BBQ grills, treadmills, and other products with its 3D interactive instructions app. Now—with millions in funding and contracts with the U.S. Air Force and Navy—it's hired a lobbying firm to help get the BILT app in the hands of America's armed services.

"They're hungry for innovation, and they're hungry for innovative ways to get around the traditional procurement process which usually blocks out small businesses," BILT's co-founder told Dallas Innovates.
Meow Wolf and Its Surreal, Immersive Art Experiences Are Heading to Grapevine
by | May 13, 2022
Founded in 2008, Meow Wolf began as a collective of Santa Fe artists, writers, performers, and architects. Today, at permanent installations in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, and Denver, Meow Wolf creates immersive and interactive experiences "that transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration."

In 2023, Meow Wolf plans to do just that in a new location at Grapevine Mills mall, followed in 2024 by another permanent installation in Houston's Fifth Ward.
Payroll Giant Opens Grapevine Office, Making North Texas Home to its Second Largest Operation
by | May 11, 2022
Paycom Software, an Oklahoma City-based payroll processing and human resources solutions firm, has opened a new operations center in Grapevine. Construction on the 150,000-square-foot, 14-acre campus began in 2019 with the aid of $5 million in Grapevine tax incentives. One thousand employees are expected to work there by end of 2022.
TravelSafely App Alerts Arlington Drivers to Potential Road Hazards
by | Dec 7, 2021
Arlington's Cooper Street Smart Mobility Corridor uses "connected vehicle-to-everything" technologies to alert drivers to traffic light changes, nearby pedestrians and cyclists, approaching fire trucks, and more.
APS named Ice Robotics' high tech cleaner "Whiz." [Photo: Ice Robotics]

This DFW Commercial Cleaner Wants to Disrupt an Industry with Robotics, Green Clean, and Purpose

$25,000 to disinfect an office building? Toxic chemicals sprayed in a daycare? Thomas Holland, founder of APEX Property Services, has heard all the complaints about janitorial services. Now he intends to shake up the status quo. His company—a certified B Corp—is one of a limited number of preferred partners that can apply Allied BioScience's SurfaceWise2, the first antiviral surface coating approved by the EPA last week.
GameStop CEO Sherman: Switching to E-commerce Helped Save Bottom Line
by | Jul 1, 2020
GameStop's CEO also talks about how the company is safely reopening its brick and mortar stores given the varying regulations across states and countries, as well as its corporate headquarters in Grapevine.
Waterlogic USA Selects Grapevine for North American Headquarters
by | Dec 9, 2019
The U.K.-based global manufacturer of drinking water dispensers and filters plans to consolidate its operations and establish new U.S. headquarters in Grapevine.
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Influx of New Residents Helps Hoist Dallas-Fort Worth Atop the Nation for New Apartments
by | Aug 28, 2019
With 22,196 new units expected to be built by the end of 2019, Dallas-Fort Worth blasts past Seattle and New York City for new apartment construction.