A solar energy company will be going to Allen to set up its corporate headquarters and warehouse according to a Dallas Morning News article which says,
“Plano-based Sol-Ark, which sells a line of solar-generating and energy-storage technology products for homes and businesses, is moving its head offices and production facilities to Allen.
“Allen is the perfect place for our growing business because of its central location within the Metroplex and the opportunity to create a collaborative corporate campus,” Sol-Ark chief technology officer Tom Brennan said in a statement. “Because we are expanding rapidly, being surrounded by a highly skilled workforce was also an important factor in the site selection process.”
The company has leased a 115,000-square-foot office building at 805 North Central Expressway for its headquarters. The two-story building is just east of the popular Watters Creek shopping district and previously housed operations of Frontier Communications.
And a few blocks away at 915 Enterprise Blvd., Sol-Ark has leased 180,000 square feet of industrial space for production, research and design, product support and repairs.”
Meanwhile, a nutritional supplement company will also be relocating to Allen’s business park according to a Dallas Morning News article.
“Plano-based Heady Investments is building the 14-acre Prodigy Park project on State Highway 121 near Watters Road with two planned office and flexible industrial buildings.
One of the buildings will house a U.S. headquarters for Omnilife, a Mexico-based nutritional products and supplement firm.
The company plans to house as many as 100 workers in the office and showroom building, with construction starting after the first of the year. The building will take less than a year to complete.
“We’ve been working on this deal for more than a year and a half,” said Heady Investments’ Sayres Heady. “There is a lack of product out there right now — certainly no high-quality product like this.”
Of course, Allen Officials, such as Dan Bowman, the Allen Economic Development Corp. Executive Director, are incredibly excited to see major companies moving into Allen.