Mary Kay will build a new facility to house global manufacturing and research and development (R&D) operations in Dallas/Fort Worth. The announcement follows a multi-month research and analysis project.
The beauty company’s current global manufacturing facility opened on Regal Row in Dallas in 1969. The 420,000 square ft. facility produces up to 1.1 million units of products per day, of which 57% are exported to Mary Kay Inc.’s international markets.
“After several years of double-digit growth, our investment in a new manufacturing and R&D facility comes at a critical time and allows Mary Kay to continue production on the highest quality skin care and color cosmetics for our more than 3.5 million independent sales force members worldwide,” said David Holl, president and chief executive officer for Mary Kay Inc. “Presently, approximately 75% of our business is overseas yet more than 50% of Mary Kay products produced at the Dallas manufacturing facility are exported to our international markets.”
The company employs approximately 600 manufacturing and R&D employees in Dallas.
According to Holl, a new facility for our global manufacturing and R&D operations will enable the firm to “continue to provide best-in-the-industry products to our Mary Kay brand lovers worldwide.”
Mary Kay Inc. is expected to make a decision on the construction site by the end of 2015; locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are being evaluated for the new facility.