McKinney’s Encore Wire announces expansion plans

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The wire manufacture’s expansion will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase beginning late in the first quarter of 2020, according to the report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The wire manufacture’s expansion will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase beginning late in the first quarter of 2020, according to the report. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Encore Wire Corporation, one of McKinney’s largest employers, announced future expansion plans in its quarterly earnings report, released Feb. 18.

The wire manufacturer’s expansion will be carried out in two phases, with the first phase beginning late in the first quarter of 2020, according to the report.

Phase 1 will include a new 720,000-square-foot facility on the north end of Encore’s existing campus, located at 1329 Millwood Road, McKinney.

“The facility will act as a service center, modernizing our logistics to allow for increased throughput and provide the bandwidth necessary to capture incremental sales volumes,” the report stated.

Phase one will allow Encore to compete at a higher level in the marketplace while strengthening its industry-leading customer service and order fill rates, according to the release.


Construction on phase one is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021.

Following shortly after, phase two will focus on repurposing Encore’s existing distribution center by expanding its manufacturing capacity significantly and extending its market reach.

The second phase is anticipated to be complete in 2022.

"This is an exciting time for Encore's employees, customers and stakeholders,” Encore Chairman, President and CEO Daniel L. Jones said in the report. “We've been under construction since inception, and we continue to grow today. Our two-phase expansion plans will extend our reach and increase manufacturing capacity to meet the growing needs of our customers.”
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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