The 500,000-square-foot manufacturing plant is expected to create at least 1,200 new jobs during the next decade. The plant will focus on research and production of electric motors for a number of industries, such as electric vehicles and robotics, according to a city news release.
“Fort Worth is our home, and we can see the strategic moves the city is making to shape its infrastructure into the next major technology hub,” said Brad Hunstable, co-founder and CEO of Linear Labs. “The area offers a highly skilled talent pool with world-renowned universities and innovative companies.”
Linear Labs is responsible for the creation of electric motor technology that increases torque while reducing the size of the motor. The technology helps increase the motor’s power and reduce overall costs, the release said. The company's new production facility is expected to be located in the Alliance area at 2060 Eagle Parkway, Fort Worth, and will be operational by 2023.
In addition, the facility will utilize Dark Factory methodology to allow for the use of robotic automation with human oversight, the release said. The methodology requires the hiring of skilled workers and is designed to increase production efficiency and overall safety, the release said.
“Fort Worth continues to establish itself as a hub for technology and innovation companies, and we are thrilled to add Linear Labs’ new research and production facility to that list,” Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price said.