Farmer Bros. Co. broke ground on its new North Texas headquarters today in Northlake.
The company’s move is expected to bring more than 300 jobs to the area.
“Moving to Texas and building this facility will help us continue to do what we’ve done for more than 100 years: provide our customers with great coffee, industry-leading innovation and exceptional service,” said Farmer Brothers CEO Mike Keown in a news release.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Farmer Brothers executives were joined by Northlake Mayor Peter Dewing and Denton County Commissioner Andy Eads, as well as Stream Realty’s Cannon Green, Bob Hagewood, Albert Jarrell and Chris Jackson.
Dallas-based Stream Realty is developing the facility that includes a new headquarters, state-of-the-art roasting facility, distribution center and a coffee lab.
that will help the company remain on the industry’s cutting edge. The facility is expected to be LEED certified with LED lighting, water conservation devices, energy-saving HVAC systems and furniture made from recycled materials, and its production capabilities will provide support for Farmer Brothers’ future growth.
“We are working to ensure that the attributes of our new facility reflect the values of Farmer Brothers,” Keown said. “LEED certification, much like at our Portland production facility, will enable us to lower our carbon footprint, and our investment in advanced coffee equipment means our customers will continue to receive top quality products.”
Famer Brothers, which also sells tea and other culinary products and operates additional coffee roasting facilities in Houston and Portland, Oregon, expects to open the new headquarters next year. It is located near the intersection of E. Sam Lee and Ashmore Ln., just off Interstate 35W near the Texas Motor Speedway.
The company—founded in 1912 and publicly traded since 1952—has about 1,800 employees, and its clients include more than 60,000 food and beverage outlets nationwide.