Toyota Announces Executive Changes To Drive Continued Growth

by | Feb 23, 2024

Plano-based Toyota Motor North America has announced executive changes that it said are designed to drive continued growth, advance its commitment to vehicle electrification, and prepare for the future of mobility.

Kevin Voelkel has been promoted to senior vice president, vehicle plants. He will be responsible for overseeing North American vehicle production at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Baja California), Canada (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada), Guanajuato (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Guanajuato), Indiana (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana), Mississippi (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi), and Texas (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas)....

Biote Acquires Asteria Health for $8.5M, Names New CFO
by | Jan 24, 2024
"This strategic transaction expands and strengthens Biote’s capabilities by enabling the vertical integration of our manufacturing and providing direct control over our pharmacokinetic research efforts," Biote CEO Terry Weber said. Earlier this month, Robert Peterson was named as Biote's new CFO.
Panthera BioSolutions Opens ‘Good Manufacturing Practices’ Facility in Fort Worth
by | Jan 17, 2024
Panthera said its new flagship manufacturing facility, located in the heart of the emerging North Texas life sciences hub, is uniquely positioned to deliver "best-in-class services for innovators, startups, and established companies alike."
Irving’s Kelly-Moore Paints Ceases Operations, Begins Business ‘Wind-Down’
by | Jan 15, 2024

Irving-based Kelly-Moore Paints has ceased operations immediately and will begin what it called an orderly, out-of-court wind-down of all of its business. Kelly-Moore moved to Irving in April 2023 from California.

“I’m extremely disappointed and saddened by this outcome, as the entire Kelly-Moore team made incredible efforts to continue innovating and serving the unique needs of professional painting contractors,” CEO Charles Gassenheimer said in a statement....


California DrinkPAK’s Texas‑Sized Plan: 1,000 Jobs to Pour Into Beverage Maker’s Fort Worth Expansion

Two massive facilities will cover more ground than 48 football fields in Fort Worth. With 2.8 million square feet of space where thousands of drinks from energy shots to cold brews will be made, DrinkPAK is pouring opportunity into North Texas.
Report: Alcon Laboratories Explores a $100M Fort Worth Campus Expansion
by | Oct 23, 2023
The report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram cites records filed with the city, with Alcon's potential new 250,000-SF manufacturing facility slated for a 135-acre site east of Alcon's campus, along East Altamesa Boulevard.
Delta Electronics Ships First EV Fast Chargers from Its Plano Plant to EVgo
by | Sep 14, 2023
Delta and EVgo collaborated closely to accelerate the manufacturing timeline for the domestically produced 350kW fast charger, resulting in the first delivery months ahead of the originally scheduled date. Delta's Plano plant opened last year.
Chinese Solar Panel Firm to Build $200M Manufacturing Plant in Southern Dallas County
by | Sep 11, 2023
Trina Solar announced it will build a more than 1-million-square-foot solar photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Wilmer, just south of Dallas. When completed, the facility will provide 1,500 jobs, produce 5 GW of modules, and source polysilicon from the U.S. and Europe.

South Korean Co. Opens New EV Charger Manufacturing Facility in Plano, Its First in U.S.

by | Jun 7, 2023
At full capacity, South Korea-based SK Signet's first U.S. plant will be able to produce more than 10,000 ultra-fast chargers per year. The facility is expected to create up to 183 jobs by 2026. See what else will happen at the plant—and how it could impact EV drivers in DFW and across the country.
Innovate Faster: AWS Launches New Accelerator to Boost Generative AI Startups
by | Apr 10, 2023
Generative AI could revolutionize industries ranging from film and healthcare to tech and manufacturing. The AWS Generative AI Accelerator seeks to be a gamechanger for entrepreneurs already developing minimal viable products in this space, offering valuable resources like production assistance, customized mentoring, networking opportunities, and connections with potential investors. Deadline to apply is April 17.
StoneTree Investment Partners Launches StoneTree Council to Advise and Co-Invest in Niche Industrial Companies
by | Apr 7, 2023
Industrial opportunities are seeing growing demand. By launching the StoneTree Council, Dallas-based StoneTree Investment Partners is positioning itself to take advantage of this growing market trend and to deliver results for their investors, the firm said.
Irving’s Alkegen Launches Commercial Production of Groundbreaking Silicon Battery Anode Material
by | Mar 22, 2023
Alkegen, a maker of specialty materials, said its new SiFAB production line is an extension of the company's established large-scale manufacturing facility in Indiana. Featuring micron-sized silicon fiber, SiFAB is enabling Alkegen "to meet growing demand from customers across a wide range of industries, including electric vehicles, renewable energy storage, and consumer electronics,” CEO John Dandolph says.

Fort Worth’s Operio Group Names First Chief Revenue Officer

by | Dec 16, 2022

Fort Worth-based Operio Group announced Sol Clahane is its first chief revenue officer, bringing more than 20 years of experience in revenue growth and strategy alignment to her new post.

Operio Group is an emerging holding company that brings together a diverse portfolio of brands that serve the food, beverage, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries....

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.
TI Expands Its Space-Grade Products for Missions From New Space to Deep Space
by | Nov 28, 2022

Dallas-based global semiconductor company Texas Instruments is expanding its lineup of space-grade analog semiconductor products in plastic packages that can used for a variety of missions—from new space to deep space....

South Korean EV Charging Company Picks Plano for Its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility
by | Nov 15, 2022
Seoul-based SK Signet said its new Plano facility will produce a range of fast-charging solutions, including providing the first U.S.-manufactured ultra-fast chargers and power cabinets that offer more than 350kW of power. Expected to reach full capacity by July 2023, the facility will bring up to 183 highly skilled jobs and produce more than 10,000 fast chargers per year.