supply chain

Local Tech Founders Duke it Out at Digital Fight Club, Capping Off Dallas Startup Week

by | Aug 12, 2022
Ten local founders and innovators sparred in gloves-off debates, "fighting" to win each round.

The fight card included challenges like: Should brands be transparent? Should the government be involved in building the metaverse? And is ESG important? Here are the knockout rounds.
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The MIZ: A Central Hub for Supply Chain Innovation
The concept of a hub is nothing new in transportation and logistics. Hubs connect people, routes and infrastructure to facilitate movement. As the world moves toward an age of autonomous mobility, a new type of hub is needed — one that connects the talent, ideas and thought leadership that will fuel this dynamic new era.
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Visionaries Convene in North Texas to Discuss Supply Chain Innovation
Forward Fort Worth, hosted by Hillwood, brought together both public and private sectors to discuss trends and build partnerships in the mobility industry.
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TI Breaks Ground on New Semiconductor Wafer Plants in Sherman with Potential $30B Investment
by | May 18, 2022
Texas Instruments' 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants to be built in Sherman mark the largest private sector economic development project in Texas history. The potential investment of $30 billion could create up to 3,000 jobs over time, the company says.
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Cold Chain Cargo: DFW Airport Aims to Help Put North Texas on the Global Map as a Life Science Hub, Expert Says

by | Mar 17, 2022
Dallas Fort Worth International is one of just two airports in North America to have a CEIV Pharma certified community. The designation puts DFW and its supply chain stakeholders in a top tier for the safe handling of pharmaceuticals and other highly sensitive materials.

DFW's Milton De la Paz is leading efforts to capitalize on the region's status as a cargo gateway in the life science sector.
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BNSF Trains Rolled More Than 143 Million Miles in 2021, Attracting $1.5B in Investments
by | Mar 7, 2022
It was the 11th year in a row that Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. attracted over $1 billion in investments. After a record-setting 2021, it aims to grow by laying new track and expanding its AllianceTexas intermodal facility. Warren Buffet calls BNSF "an indispensable asset for America."
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Top Dallas Bedding CEO Taps Into His Roots, Connecting Indian Artisans to U.S. Shelves with New Platform
by | Feb 17, 2022
Arun Agarwal, the Dallas-based CEO of Nextt, one of America's largest home textile companies, is about to launch Expo Bazaar USA. The B2B marketplace—a joint venture between Nextt and exporter India Exposition Mart Ltd.—will connect artisans and craftspeople in India to specialty stores and designers across the U.S. 
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Chakri Gottemukkala, co-founder and CEO, o9 Solutions, Inc. [Photo: Business Wire]
Dallas Unicorn o9 Solutions Announces $296M in New Funding and a $2.7B Valuation
by | Jan 26, 2022
o9 Solutions, an enterprise AI software platform provider, today announced $296 million in equity investments from a group including General Atlantic and its climate investing venture BeyondNetZero; Generation Investment Management; and existing o9 investor KKR. The company—which had a 400% increase in annual recurring revenue in Q4 2021—is now valued at $2.7 billion. "We have an unprecedented opportunity in front of us," says Co-Founder and CEO Chakri Gottemukkala.
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MP’s new magnetics facility in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas development will source materials from Mountain Pass, California and aims to help restore a fully integrated U.S. supply chain. [Rendering: MP Materials]

MP Materials Is Building a Magnet Factory at AllianceTexas in Fort Worth

by | Dec 9, 2021
The new magnet manufacturing facility will be the headquarters for MP Magnetics, the company's growing magnetics division. Production at the new facility could ultimately power 500,000 EV motors each year. MP, which entered a long-term supply agreement with General Motors for rare earth materials and parts, says manufacturing could begin in 2023.
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Out of Stock: Combating the Supply Chain Challenges of Today and Tomorrow
The era of shortages and delays has created an even greater demand for mobility innovation.
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DFW Orgs Team Up to Offer Certification Classes in Logistics to Unemployed Texans
by | Aug 25, 2021
Just in time for Women's Equality Day on Aug. 26, READYTOWORK and Aspire are putting out a call-to-action to encourage women to participate in their upcoming program. Women have made up more than 40 percent of training participants to date.
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Supply Chain and Logistics Startup Slync.io Closes a $60M Series B Round Led by Goldman Sachs Growth
by | Feb 4, 2021
Slync.io, which offers process automation for enterprise supply chains and the global logistics industry, moved its headquarters to Dallas from California last year.
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On-Demand and Same-Day Delivery App Lalamove Responds to COVID With Discounts For Small Businesses

by | Nov 24, 2020
Lalamove, which has offices in Dallas, Chicago, and Houston, is giving back to small- and medium-sized enterprises that might be struggling with the fallout from COVID-19.
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Dallas-Based One Network Enterprises to Modernize the U.S. Navy’s Supply Chain With a New $43M Contract
by | Nov 4, 2020
One Network, which recently also was awarded a $62M contract by the Air Force, will provide the Navy with a modernized global platform that will support both ashore and afloat capabilities.
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Antuit.ai Launches Strategic Advisory Board of Consumer Products, Retail, and Technology Veterans
by | Oct 22, 2020
The Frisco-based SaaS AI solutions provider helps retailers and consumer products companies improve supply chain, merchandising, pricing, and marketing. Its team now has executives from Accenture, Proctor & Gamble, Miller Coors, and more.
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Hillwood’s Mike Berry: ‘North Texas Has a Lot Working in Our Favor’
by | Oct 13, 2020
COVID-19 accelerated many trends in commercial real estate, especially in e-commerce and the industrial sector. Hillwood President Mike Berry talks about the outlook for corporate relocation in Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as long-term shifts involving technology and what sectors are more pandemic proof, in a wide-ranging Q&A.
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