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Mary Kay Opens $100M Manufacturing, R&D Site in Texas
November 12, 2018
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Image courtesy of Mary Kay Inc.
Cosmetics and fragrances firm Mary Kay Inc. recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new, $100 million manufacturing and research and development (R&D) facility in Lewisville, TX, a company release announced Nov. 1. The expansion is in response to an uptick in demand for Made in America products.
The 453,000-sq-ft Richard R. Rogers (R3) Manufacturing/R&D Center will produce skin care products, color cosmetics, and fragrances for customers across Mary Kay’s global footprint. Mary Kay’s plant includes new manufacturing technology, a Zero-Waste-to-Landfill system, and several R&D laboratories.
“The opening of the Richard R. Rogers Manufacturing/R&D Center marks an exciting milestone in our company’s 56-year history,” the firm’s president and chief executive officer, David Holl, said in a statement. “Approximately 75% of our current business is overseas and more than 50% of Mary Kay products produced at our U.S. manufacturing facility are exported to our international markets. As an innovation leader, this new facility will also allow us to continue producing best-in-industry products today, while practicing sustainability for the future.”
Mary Kay currently employs some 600 manufacturing and R&D workers.
Plans for the new manufacturing and R&D site were first announced in July 2016, Powder & Bulk Solids reported. The company originally anticipated that the project would reach completion in the first quarter of 2018.
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