The Last Word: Rep. Marc Veasey on Ericsson’s $50M Additional Investment in Its USA 5G Smart Factory in North Texas

by | Jun 10, 2024
Late last month, Sweden-based Ericsson hosted an event at its USA 5G Smart Factory in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Lewisville. The expanded 300,000-square-foot "highly automated" manufacturing plant employees more than 500 people is "at the forefront of building the next generation of 5G infrastructure in the United States," the company says. To support its mission, Ericsson announced an additional investment of $50 million in the plant on top of an initial $100 million announced in 2020.
Texas Medical Association Honors North Texas Physician/Congressman
by | May 31, 2024
U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, received the 2024 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his nearly 50-year career spanning an obstetrics-gynecology practice in Lake Dallas and 11 terms in Congress.
Dallas’ Precision Aerospace Holdings Acquires Owens Machine and Tool Company
by | May 8, 2024
Lewisville-based Owens produces complex, multifaceted parts, tooling, and prototypes utilizing multi-axis machine tools and best-in-class cutting tools. This marks the second acquisition by Precision Aerospace in less than 10 months.
North Texas’ MCS Names Leader To Run New Home Remodeling Services in DFW
by | May 3, 2024
Residents throughout the Collin, Denton, Kaufman, Rockwall, Dallas and Tarrant areas can now work directly with MCS for their bath and kitchen remodeling, room additions and conversions, and light construction projects. MCS said Kelly Carney will run the home remodeling operation in DFW.

Lewisville’s Gold Medal Pools Makes 4th Acquisition in 4 Months

by | Dec 20, 2023
Gold Medal said its acquisition of Keller-based Klapprodt Pools is a significant milestone in its long-term growth plan, which provides substantial resources to pool company owners seeking growth, funding, or an exit strategy.
Dallas Suburbs Snag Three Top 10 Spots in National ‘Geek Culture’ Cities List
by | Nov 8, 2023
RentCafe analyzed 300 American cities to find the Best Cities for Geek Culture Fans, and four DFW cities "beamed up" up near the top of the list. See which local cities made the cut—and why "geeks" can live long and prosper in North Texas.
Lewisville’s RedCritter Launches AI- and ChatGPT-Powered CritterCoin for Student Tutoring, Engagement, and Rewards
by | May 18, 2023
To support positive schoolroom behavior while making learning fun and (literally) rewarding, RedCritter's new AI- and ChaptGPT-powered product suite enables students to do lots of things. Like interviewing a historical character. Receiving personal tutoring on any topic. Learning a language, learning to code, and more.
Ground Breaking: Bright Realty’s Crown Centre Expansion Tackles Market Demand in Denton County
by | Apr 21, 2023
Bright Realty is growing its premium portfolio in Castle Hills, a massive master-planned development that includes Crown Centre and The Realm. The company is investing $50 million in a Phase 2 expansion of Crown Center, which will feature a four-story, 147,000-square-foot Class A Value office building on the development's remaining undeveloped land adjacent to the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville.

McAdams Engineering To Relocate Lewisville Office to The Realm at Castle Hills

by | Apr 14, 2023
The North Carolina-based multidisciplinary design and engineering firm has a 30-year tradition in Lewisville, with numerous nearby projects. Specializing in site/civil design, planning and design, transportation, water resources, and geomatics, it says Bright Realty's mixed-used development better reflects its transformative growth as a leading regional brand.
Lewisville-Based Supreme Golf Launches Free ‘Tee Time Marketplace’ Tech For Golf Courses
by | Jan 18, 2023
In association with CBS Sports Digital—an equity investor and member of its board—Supreme Golf offers what it calls "the world's most extensive inventory of golf tee times," giving golfers the ability to search and book "over 16 million tee times at more than 12,000 golf courses in 41 countries." To provide the service, Supreme Golf leverages its own marketplace as well as the proprietary marketplaces of Barstool Golf Time—a collaboration of Supreme Golf and Barstool Sports—and GolfBook and Golf Digest's Places to Play.
Illustration of the Orthofix FIREBIRD SI Fusion System with NANOVATE technology [PHOTO: Business Wire]
Orthofix Medical Completes Merger with SeaSpine Holdings Corp.
by | Jan 10, 2023
Lewisville-based Orthofix will merge with and into California-based SeaSpine, completing a previously announced merger of equals. “The completion of this merger catalyzes our ambition to be an industry leader in spine and orthopedics,” said Keith Valentine, president and CEO of Orthofix. "Together we are stronger and better positioned to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions for surgeons in their work to improve patients’ lives.”
Sherwood Bedding To Build New Plant in Billingsley’s Austin Ranch Development
by | Dec 2, 2021
Sherwood Bedding, which was acquired by Tempur Seal for $40 million in 2020, aims to pair handmade craftsmanship with advanced automation. The firm and its third-generation founders are expanding to a customized, 234,395-square-foot facility to be built near the Grandscape complex west of the North Dallas Tollway.
Illustration of the Orthofix FIREBIRD SI Fusion System with NANOVATE technology [PHOTO: Business Wire]

No Bones About It: Orthofix Gets FDA Clearance for 3D-Printed Bone Screw featuring Nanotechnology

by | Oct 7, 2020
The Lewisville-based company's new fusion system is designed to compress and stabilize the sacroiliac joint. Its high-tech features make it the first of its kind specifically designed for SI joint solutions.

Other recent news includes a $10 million partnership with a Swiss medtech firm and a new division president.
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Voices: Reinventing the K-12 Classroom in 2020
by | Sep 10, 2020
Voices writer Chirag Gupta explores innovation in Texas K-12 public school classrooms amidst the pandemic.
North Texas Cities Among Nation’s Fastest-Growing
by | Dec 12, 2019
Frisco and McKinney were the highest ranking North Texas cities in the WalletHub report, which based its rankings on job growth, increase of full-time and part-time jobs, and median household income growth, among other factors.
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Ericsson Picks Lewisville for $134M Smart Factory of the Future to Accelerate 5G
by | Sep 19, 2019
Products made at the new facility—which begins operations early next year—will boost network capacity and coverage to meet the demand for rapid 5G deployment across North America.