Sponsored By

Mary Kay Opens $100M Manufacturing, R&D Site in Texas

November 12, 2018

2 Min Read
Mary Kay Opens $100M Manufacturing, R&D Site in Texas
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. 

For more news headlines, articles, and equipment reviews, visit our Equipment Zones

Sign up for the Powder & Bulk Solids Weekly newsletter.

You May Also Like