Rockwall Economic Development Corporation

Integrated Defense Products Relocates Its HQ from California to Rockwall

IDP—a family-owned specialty manufacturer of parts for the defense, firearm, aerospace, and medical industries—plans to add at least $7 million in new taxable value to Rockwall, while hiring 25 to 30 local workers. “It’s imperative that we always keep an eye on the future," says IDP President Brandon Buschold. "Without any real focus on our youth, there will be a lack of innovation—and ultimately, no torch to pass on."
Canadian Chocolate Maker Brings Tech, 120 Jobs to New Rockwall Production Facility
by | Jul 28, 2022
Vancouver-based Chewters Chocolates—a maker of organic, low-sugar treats best known for its brand ChocXO—has selected Rockwall Technology Park for the site of its new 189,000-SF facility. Four "state-of-the-art" advanced production lines will pump out chocolate treats, creating 120 jobs. A glass viewing wall will give locals a sweet peek at how the candy is made. Currently under design, the plant should be operational by the beginning of 2024, Chewters says.