State and local officials attend groundbreaking ceremony of Ericsson's 5G smart factory in Lewisville

State and local officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony in Lewisville of Ericsson's first-ever 5G smart factory in the U.S. Pictured from left to right are Denton County Judge Andy Eads; Nicole Ryf, representative of Gov. Greg Abbott's office; Matthias Liden, Ericssonu2019s VP of Supply Chain Americas; Congressman Michael Burgess; Niklas Heuveldop, Ericssonu2019s North America CEO; and Lewisville City Council Member Brandon Jones.

State and local officials gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony in Lewisville of Ericsson's first-ever 5G smart factory in the U.S. Pictured from left to right are Denton County Judge Andy Eads; Nicole Ryf, representative of Gov. Greg Abbott's office; Matthias Liden, Ericssonu2019s VP of Supply Chain Americas; Congressman Michael Burgess; Niklas Heuveldop, Ericssonu2019s North America CEO; and Lewisville City Council Member Brandon Jones.

Show map
On Oct. 10, state and county officials attended the groundbreaking of the recently announced Ericsson 5G smart factory in Lewisville.

The 300,000-square-foot factory, located at 2601 S. Valley Parkway, Lewisville, will be the company's first-ever 5G smart factory in the United States.

According to Ericsson officials, the factory will produce advanced antenna system radios to enable 5G deployment to increase network capacity and coverage in the U.S. The highly automated facility will initially employ 100 people when it opens early next year. That number is expected to increase to about 400 at full build-out.
By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


MOST RECENT

(Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Agencies seeking comment to improve North Texas biking trails

The Texas Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Council of Governments are seeking public feedback to improve biking options throughout the Dallas and Fort Worth areas.

LISD ediface.
Lewisville ISD makes masks optional as of June 21

Masks will be optional at LISD schools for students and staff as of June 21, according to a May 10 email to parents.

McKinney Mayor George Fuller has been re-elected for another term. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Local election results, a trash pickup rate increase in McKinney and more top news from the Dallas-Forth Worth area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Walk-On's is opening in McKinney in 2022. (Courtesy Walk-Ons Sports Bistreaux & Bar)
Co-owner Dak Prescott to launch eatery in McKinney; Goody Goody Liquor coming to Keller and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Crumbl Cookies offers over 120 rotating cookie flavors. (Courtesy Crumbl Cookies)
Crumbl Cookies to open in Plano; McKinney trash pickup rates to rise and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news form the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

people at restaurant table
Jakes Burgers and Beer locations in North Texas, including in Flower Mound, under new ownership

The restaurant is known for its locally sourced beef burgers and selection of local brews and Texas spirits.

Zalat Pizza offers an elote pizza and the OG, which is topped with all-beef pepperoni, salami, cracked black pepper and pickled giardiniera. (Courtesy Alison Taylor/Strauss Marketing-PR)
Zalat Pizza coming soon to Flower Mound

This pizza kitchen makes its dough in-house and is known for its wide range of specialty pies with unique ingredients, such as elote, Reuben and pho.

The salon specializes in natural hair services, especially box braids. (Courtesy Blessed Hands by Ms. P)
Blessed Hands by Ms. P, Peggy’s Fashion Closet open in Lewisville

Blessed Hands by Ms. P provides natural hairstyling and specializes in braids and extensions, which include human and synthetic hair, box braids, cornrows, twists and more.

A bright yellow taser
Lewisville City Council approves new Tasers, accountability tools for police

The Lewisville City Council approved a service and purchasing agreement with Axon Enterprise that will provide the Lewisville Police Department with new tasers, digital storage for evidence and body camera footage, and an assortment of accountability and transparency tools.

A ballot being cast.
Voters favored three of four Lewisville City Charter amendments based on final votes

Lewisville voters want planning commissioners to own property; other charter amendments approved in May 1 election

Highland village city hall
Lombardo, Heslep win re-election to Highland Village City Council

Final vote totals on May 1 show incumbents Mike Lombardo and Tom Heslep have won re-election to Highland Village City Council.