Mary Kay Inc. breaks ground on new global manufacturing and R&D facility
New 480,000-square-foot plant located in Lewisville, Texas.
September 21, 2016
by Canadian Packaging staff
DALLAS—Exactly 53 years to the day after Mary Kay Ash launched her dream company from a small Dallas storefront, Mary Kay Inc., on September 13, 2016 broke ground on a new 480,000 square foot global manufacturing and research and development facility located on a 26.2 acre plot of land in Lewisville, Texas.
As the global cosmetics company approaches the status of a top five beauty brand, the new $125 million building will support the company’s future needs in producing skin care, color cosmetics and fragrances for more than 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants in more than 35 countries.
Projected completion date is the first quarter of 2018.
“Our company was founded in Dallas 53 years ago today and we are proud of our continued commitment to North Texas and products made in America,” says Mary Kay Inc. president and chief executive officer David Holl. “We are committed to the latest in technological innovation and Mary Kay’s new manufacturing and R&D operations will be on the leading edge of design and production. With the construction of this new facility, we will continue to produce best-in-the-industry products that our independent sales force members sell to Mary Kay brand lovers around the world.”
The criteria for selecting the new site included employee and logistical considerations, as well as proximity to the company’s other North Texas facilities, including its global headquarters in Addison, a distribution center in Carrollton and a warehouse facility in Dallas.
Standing alongside Mary Kay’s executive leadership team during the ceremonial groundbreaking were representatives from Jacobs Engineering which will provide the building design, Beck Construction serving as the general contractor, members of the Denton County Commissioners Court, the City of Lewisville City Council and Lewisville Mayor Rudy Durham.
“The city of Lewisville is thrilled to welcome Mary Kay Inc. as it breaks ground on the company’s newest facility in the heart of North Texas,” says Lewisville Mayor Rudy Durham. “As a recreational and business hub of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, Lewisville is a perfect fit with an iconic hometown brand such as Mary Kay. We look forward to partnering on this exciting and innovative vision for Mary Kay’s new U.S.-based global manufacturing and R&D facility.”
The beauty company’s current 420,000 square foot global manufacturing and R&D facility opened on Regal Row in Dallas in 1969. Today, the company employs more than 500 manufacturing and R&D employees and produces up to 1.1 million products per day, of which 57 percent are exported to Mary Kay’s international markets.
About Mary Kay
With 3.5 million Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants and $4 billion in global annual sales, Mary Kay is a top beauty brand and direct seller in more than 35 markets around the world. More information is available at www.marykay.com.