Precision machined parts manufacturer Integrated Defense Products will relocate their headquarters to Rockwall, Texas. The $7 million project is expected to create 40 jobs.
The company will construct a 21,000-square-foot facility on a 2.51-acre parcel, adjacent to State Highway 276, in Phase I of the Rockwall Technology Park. The investment will include space for CNC milling and turning machines, as well as dedicated areas for assembly, quality control, shipping and receiving, offices, common areas, and employee break rooms, all within a temperature-controlled facility.
IDP is a family-owned business currently based out of Oxnard, California. The company serves as a machine shop specializing in manufacturing parts for the defense, firearm, aerospace, and medical industries, among others.
“Texas is politically, by nature, an extremely business friendly state,” said Brandon Buschold, President of IDP. “With a highly skilled workforce, ongoing trade programs, reasonable cost of living, and a lower overall tax burden, IDP will be strategically positioned to focus its efforts in building a stronger team while continuing its focus on new technologies.”
“IDP is another great addition to the Rockwall Technology Park,” said Rockwall Economic Development Corporation (REDC) President Phil Wagner. “I’m confident that not only will the company benefit our local economy by expanding the tax base and creating jobs, the leadership at IDP will become familiar faces in the community. We have already had conversations with Brandon and other members of the Buschold family about partnering with local schools on career and technical education and using their expertise to promote the trades.”