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Austin to open 107 acres for manufacturing development

The city of Austin recently announced that it will invest $3 million and release 107 city-owned acres at FM 812 & FM 973 near the airport to private manufacturers in an effort to jump-start the industry in the area.

The goal is to use low-cost, long-term leases and access to shipping corridors and recycled materials to attract manufacturers that work with recycled or reused materials to land near a former city landfill. If all goes to plan, the effort is projected to drive more than $30 …Read Entire Post

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Corvac to revive former American Tire facility in San Marcos

Auto parts maker Corvac Composites LLC, manufacturer of wheel arch liners, under engine covers, belly pans and underbody aero covers, recently announced plans to locate its newest manufacturing facility in San Marcos. The Michigan-based company will lease the former …Read Entire Post

Mensor Corp. expands San Marcos manufacturing facility

Precision instrumentation manufacturer Mensor Corp. recently broke ground on a new 45,000-square-foot expansion of its San Marcos facility.  Construction, expected to cost $6.3 million, started next door to Mensor’s current location at 201 Barnes Dr. in the Thermon Industrial Park south of Wonder World Dr.

The new facility will accommodate expected growth.  Mensor anticipates adding 40 employees over the next decade to the 70 already on its payroll.

Mensor makes pressure and temperature measurement and calibration …Read Entire Post

Biotech co. looks to build $200M campus in E. Austin

XBiotech USA Inc. wants to build a huge $200 million campus in East Austin that could employ up to 2,000 people – and the company is seeking government incentives to make it happen.

XBiotech has bought a 48-acre site at 5217 Winnebago Lane not far from its current location at 8201 E. Riverside Drive.

Click to read Biotech co. looks to build $200M campus in E. Austin (Austin Business Journal, 8-30-12)

For more information, read the company’s recent press release XBiotech Breaking Ground on 67,000sf manufacturing facility (4-13-12).

What are Apple's design plans for new Austin campus?

Will Apple Inc. build a cutting-edge, architecturally stunning regional headquarters here in Austin? Will it be something akin to the gigantic spaceship-styled edifice it has planned at its world headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.?

I wouldn’t bet on it. In fact, it appears that Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is planning to build two rather conventional office buildings on land it now owns near Parmer Lane and Delcour Drive in Northwest Austin.

Click read entire article What are Apple’s design plans for new Austin campus? (Austin Business Journal, 8-29-12)

Leading thermal solutions manufacturer keeps corporate headquarters in Austin

NAI Austin Industrial Specialist Mark Milstead and Land Specialist and Senior Broker Kurt VanderMeulen negotiated the lease renewal of 15,937 square feet of office and warehouse space in Northwest Austin to JMC Products. The headquarters, located at 10315 Metropolitan Drive, Suite A, serves as a hub for inventory, management, and shipping globally.

JMC Products, started in 1991, sells cooling products worldwide with an emphasis on long-lasting customer relations. Between Asia and North America, JMC Products has 800 employees and recently opened a factory in Dong Guan, China. The company supplies products such as all CPU fans for AMD and Intel processors, AC and DC fans, and the patented Intellifan.