Mary Kay Inc., a top beauty brand in more than 35 markets around the world, will construct a new facility to house the company's global manufacturing and research and development operations in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
The company is expected to make a decision on the construction site by the end of 2015 as locations throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex are being evaluated for the new facility.
According to company officials, the beauty company's current global manufacturing facility opened on Regal Row in Dallas in 1969. Today, the 420,000 square feet facility produces up to 1.1 million units of in demand made-in-America products per day, of which 57 percent 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/CEO for Mary Kay Inc. "Presently, approximately 75 percent of our business is overseas yet more than 50 percent of Mary Kay products produced at the Dallas manufacturing facility are exported to our international markets."
Mary Kay Inc. said it invests millions of dollars in research and development and conducts more than 500,000 tests each year to ensure Mary Kay products meet the highest standards of quality, safety and performance. The company employs approximately 600 manufacturing and R&D employees in Dallas.
"For more than 50 years, we have been committed to ensuring that Mary Kay® products consistently meet or exceed consumer expectations," said Holl. "A new facility for our global manufacturing and R&D operations will enable us to continue to provide best-in-the-industry products to our Mary Kay brand lovers worldwide."