ALLEN - A growing manufacturer of nutritional supplements—Purus Labs and Formulife Inc.—has decided to move its growing headquarters and North Texas operations from Dallas to Allen to better accommodate its business needs.
"We definitely outgrew our current place of business after we started manufacturing there in 2009," founder and CEO Brandon Smith told the Dallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview. "We were the main tenant there and there was no more space to eat up."
"We began looking around and we were courted by a number of different cities in North Texas; we looked everywhere, but the City of Allen was way more accommodating and way more motivated to have our company be part of the city," Smith added.
Purus Labs and Formulife has signed a lease for 45,000 sf in Allen Station II, which sits along North Central Expressway near the Village at Allen.
The companies will move to Allen Station II in April.
This more than doubles its North Texas operations, where it currently operates in 17,000 sf on Pagemill Rd. on the eastern edge of Dallas.
With the expansion, Purus Labs and Formulife—which designs and manufactures high-end nutritional products—plans to expand its production capacity with new product lines and additional equipment.
The company also plans to add to its 65-employee workforce with the expansion.
The Allen Economic Development Corp. gave the company a per employee economic incentive for their year-end workforce as part of the deal.
About 90 percent of the supplements produced by Purus Labs and Formulife are related to sports nutrition.
The company joins Andrew's Distribution, Billings Productions and Caliber Collision at Allen Station, which is a business park at Central Expressway and Exchange Parkway in Allen.