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Mary Kay breaks ground on new manufacturing and R&D facility

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Mary Kay Inc. announced on Tuesday that it has broken ground on a new 480,000-square-foot global manufacturing and research and development facility in Lewisville, TX.

Exactly 53 years to the day after Mary Kay Ash launched her dream company from a small Dallas storefront, Mary Kay Inc. is breaking ground on a new 480,000-square-foot U.S.-based 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.

The $125 million building will be located at the northeast corner of Denton Tap Road and Vista Ridge Mall Drive. The company searched for potential locations in North Texas before landing on Lewisville. The city fit the company’s criteria, which included employee and logistical considerations such as proximity to the company’s North Texas facilities global headquarters in Addison, distribution center in Carrollton and warehouse facility in Dallas. The facility has a projected opening date of the first quarter of 2018.
"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," said 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." 

Mary Kay currently employs 500 manufacturing and R&D employees at its current 420,000 square foot facility on Regal Row in Dallas that opened in 1969

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