The City of Garland has partnered with Micropac Industries in a major upgrade and expansion project. The company, headquartered and operating in Garland, will be centralizing to a brand new facility.
Located at 1655 State Highway 66, Micropac will have an approximately 77,000 square foot constructed facility, situated between Milano Hats (another Garland staple) and Tuckerville Park. This move amounts to a notable 40,000 square foot increase in space from Micropac’s current operations along Walnut Street. Additionally, the new HQ will be built with the capacity to grow the company’s current employment base from 142 workers to 280.
Micropac itself is a diversified, high tech company that was established in Garland in 1963. It has now grown to be a publicly traded company (MPAD) that serves the military, space, medical, and industrial sectors. The company’s electronic products can be found in systems ranging from 25,000 feet below the earth’s surface, to space probes on the surface of Mars.
“We are very excited to build our new headquarters in the City of Garland, Texas,” stated Mark King, CEO of Micropac. “This new modernized facility will serve Micropac, as we continue to serve our local community for many decades into the future. Special thanks to the entire community and all of our stakeholders for their strong support.”
Micropac’s project comes at a time when the city is investing in the surrounding area. Tuckerville Park will be undergoing major improvements, including the addition of tennis courts. Furthermore, a new animal shelter and adoption facility will be built along State Highway 66, as part of Garland’s 2019 Bond Program (see BuildGarland.com).
The city is looking forward to facilitating a project that will benefit its job base and property values, as well as support a long-standing Garland manufacturer. The industrial sector has been a vital driver of the city’s economy, with several companies, like Micropac, having been in the city for decades. The sector has now grown to make up an industrial core in the city, consisting of producers, suppliers, wholesalers, distributers, and other industrial firms.
“While Garland gears its efforts towards commercial redevelopment, it also appreciates the city’s rich industrial history,” said Ayako Schuster from the Economic Development Department. “The city recognizes long-standing and growing companies who consistently serve and progress the community forward. As technology advances, markets shift, and companies like Micropac evolve, Garland is excited to be home to ‘what’s next.’”