The announcement follows an intensive internal evaluation to determine whether to update Mary Kay Inc.’s current manufacturing operations in Dallas or construct a new facility to house both manufacturing and R&D.
“We are committed to the latest in technological innovation and Mary Kay’s new facility will be on the leading edge of design, construction and production,” said David Holl, president and CEO, Mary Kay Inc. “Our analysis identified a site in Lewisville as the optimal location for our new facility that will enable us to continue to provide the highest quality skin care and color cosmetics for our more than 3.5 million independent sales force members worldwide.”
The criteria for selecting the new site included employee and logistical considerations, as well as proximity to the company’s other local facilities, including its global headquarters in Addison, TX, a distribution center in Carrollton, TX and a warehouse facility in Dallas. The company’s current global manufacturing and R&D facility opened on Regal Row in Dallas in 1969. Today, the 420,000-sq.-ft. facility produces up to 1.1 million units of in-demand, made-in-America products per day, of which 57% are exported to Mary Kay Inc.’s international markets.
“As we approach the status of a top five beauty brand globally and following several years of double digit growth, the new facility will support our company’s future needs,” said Holl. “Today, approximately 75% of our business is overseas and yet more than 50% of Mary Kay products produced at our current manufacturing facility are exported to our international markets. So, it’s essential that we continue to have state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facilities to produce the best-in-the-industry products to our independent sales force and ultimately to our Mary Kay brand lovers around the world.”