Posts Tagged ‘manufacturing’

Tessa Hoskin: Mentor, Author, and Alpha Female Gives a Real-World Perspective

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

From program management to business development to health care, Contessa “Tessa” Hoskin mentors startup founders in a wide variety of fields. While Hoskin garners experience across a multitude of fields to motivate budding entrepreneurs, her own mentors—in turn—inspire her. So

BuzzBallz’ Merrilee Kick on Innovating, Lessons Learned, and the Science of Success

Posted by Quincy Preston

Entrepreneur Merrilee Kick has made her mark in a male-dominated industry as president and CEO of Southern Champion/BuzzBallz — one of the nation’s few woman-owned distilleries and wineries. The company’s signature product, BuzzBallz, is a line of premixed cocktails in …

Farmers Branch-based Ultravision Investing $4M in Expansion, Tripling Workforce

Posted by Heather Noel

A Farmers Branch LED screen innovator is spending $4 million to expand its manufacturing facility in North Texas. It’s also planning to triple its workforce. 

Ultravision International, a modular LED displays and lighting manufacturer with more than 39 patents, will …

Dollars for Good: TWU Gets Record $10M Gift & Mavs Foundation Creates Computer Lab for Homeless Parents

Posted by Heather Noel



Texas Woman’s University received an historic donation of more than $10 million last week from Frisco businesswoman Mary L.A. Stanton.

The university said Stanton’s gift marked the single largest …

Discovery: $2M State Grant Helps UTA Recruit Renowned Prof, Tiny Fish Aid Childhood Cancer Research

Posted by Lance Murray


Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchRobert Schafrik has joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The recruitment of the internationally renowned expert in materials and manufacturing received support from Gov. Greg Abbott’s Governor’s University …

UTA Teams With Foxconn to Help Reduce iPhone Fraudulent Claims

Posted by Jeremy Agor

A partnership between a University of Texas at Arlington industrial engineering team and Foxconn, a global electronics manufacturer giant and primary supplier for iPhones, will reduce fraudulent replacement claims for iPhone repairs at its Fort Worth facility.

The team also …

Site Selection Ranks DFW No. 1 Most Competitive in Food & Beverage

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

North Texas is no stranger to the food and beverage business sector. It long has been a valued location for everything from corporate headquarters, production and distribution facilities, and retail establishments.

The impact of the more than 15,000 food and …

Q+A: NTT Data Services CTO Talks Automation, Future of Workforce & His New Role

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas Innovates Q+A (Images: Istockphoto)Kris Fitzgerald has spent decades working in the IT sector, but it’s the role he took in January that has been the most fun, he said.

As NTT Data Services’ newest chief technology officer, Fitzgerald is helping the Plano division …

Is DFW Becoming a Hub for Manufacturing? JLL Says It’s Trending That Way

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Dallas-Fort Worth might be known for distribution and warehouse buildings — not to mention intermodal areas — but, according to recent information from JLL, companies are increasingly eyeing the region as the seat for their large-scale manufacturing operations.

“Why North …

Home Base: Warstic Planning Move to Deep Ellum HQ

Posted by Lance Murray

Baseball bat company Warstic announced Monday that it has bought a building in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas that will serve as its headquarters, manufacturing base, and first bricks-and-mortar store.

The announcement was made prior to a Texas Rangers …

Researchers Developing Worker Assessment Robot-based Tool

Posted by Chloe Bennett

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher is paving the way to a sustainable relationship between humans and robots.

Fillia Makedon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UTA, will spearhead a research team using a …

With Vinyl Records Making Their Comeback, Addison Company Debuts Modernized Press

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Vinyl records might be old technology, but they sold 13 million copies in 2016 and an Addison company is churning them out with a pioneering press machine.

Hand Drawn Pressing boasts the world’s first fully automatic, modernized record press, …

Six Ways the Internet of Things Could Impact DFW in 2016

Posted by Michael Vidikan

A decade ago, the term “Internet of things” (IoT) emerged to describe a world in which everyday objects, from vehicles and household appliances to buildings and even lower-cost items like groceries would contain embedded chips or sensors to create a …