Housing industry supplier locates manufacturing facility in Lockhart
Mayor Lew White of the City of Lockhart announced this week that Fashion Glass & Mirror, LLC (FGM) – a leader in fine craftsmanship of glass and mirrors for Texas – is expanding operations with a new manufacturing facility in Lockhart, Texas, creating 100 jobs for the area.
The company plans to build a 25,000 square foot facility on land purchased to house manufacturing,
warehousing and office suites at 2222 W. San Antonio St. The FGM Central Texas location will be the anchor facility of the Centerpoint at Lockhart development at SH142 and SH130 providing superior transportation opportunities for the company.
“We congratulate the City of Lockhart on being selected by Fashion Glass and Mirror for its Central Texas location,” said Adriana Cruz, President of The Greater San Marcos Partnership. “The expansion of FGM to Lockhart reinforces the value of a regional approach to economic development and quality job creation. Critical to their decision was the transportation infrastructure in the corridor specifically SH 130 to connect them to their customers in north and south Texas.”
FGM was founded as a privately held family business in 1973 to service the local marketplace with a rich heritage of fine craftsmanship and quality service. Currently the company has a fleet of 90 trucks serving the marketplace with projections to grow rapidly. The company plans to open its Central Texas facility with 60 employees and 30 trucks, with projections to quickly expand employment. Their workforce has grown from the original first three employees in 1973 to more than 250 and expects to reach 350 with the Lockhart expansion.
“When it came time to build a Central Texas location, Lockhart was ideal because of its infrastructure’s access to our other facilities,” said Larry Jaynes, President of Fashion Glass and Mirror, LLC. “SH 130 provides us swift, direct routes that will allow us to continue to grow and be Texas’ leading provider of glass and mirrors.”
FGM will be the first of two suppliers of the housing construction industry to locate in Lockhart since the start of 2014. The location of these two companies will create approximately 100 jobs initially.
Today, Fashion Glass and Mirror LLC proudly serves clients that build 1,000 homes a year to builders that craft a single stately manor. They have the experience to handle any size home or project and work directly with interior designers and homeowners who are remodeling their existing homes using updated trends and material selections.
About City of Lockhart Economic Development
The City of Lockhart is located 30 miles south of Austin, 65 minutes northeast of San Antonio, and two hours west of Houston, on the edge of one of the fastest-growing regions of Texas, the Austin-San Antonio Corridor. Lockhart has a small-town atmosphere but is taking advantages of big opportunities, such as the new SH-130, the reliever route to I-35. Prepared for a diversified economy, this bustling area features three industrial parks, job training, and a well-trained and educated labor base. Lockhart is growing with well-planned development, and the community is eager to diversify its economy by strengthening an industrial base. Call (512) 398-3461 Ext. 233 for more information.
About the Greater San Marcos Partnership
The Greater San Marcos Partnership is a 501(c) 6 regional economic development corporation serving Hays and Caldwell counties focused on directing future growth and positioning the region for a wider diversity of quality jobs with higher wages. The GSMP mission is to promote sustainable and comprehensive economic development in the greater San Marcos region by implementing a five-year economic development strategic plan. Visit greatersanmarcostx.com for more.
About Fashion Glass and Mirrors, LLC
Under the leadership and direction of Larry Jaynes, chairman and CEO, Fashion Glass and Mirror, LLC (FGM) has grown to dominate the entire Southwest including Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. Since 1973, FGM has been the choice of homeowners and builders in Texas for interior glass and mirror products. Whether you are looking for mirrors, shower doors and enclosures, glass table tops, glass etching, custom leaded or stained glass, they can craft a product to customer specifications.