Candace Carlisle, Staff Writer-Dallas Business Journal April 28, 2014
China-based Hisun Motors Corp., which makes utility-terrain vehicles and all-terrain vehicles, is opening its new North American headquarters in McKinney, where it will ultimately employ 80 new corporate workers.
The all-terrain vehicle maker plans to move into the facility recently acquired by McKinney Economic Development Corp. from Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, which, in September, moved its regional headquarters into a $25 million facility within the city’s limits.
McKinney’s focus on international business recruitment is reflected in the city’s recent economic wins and the diverse base of businesses in the community, Mayor Brian Loughmiller said.
The new Hisun USA facility totals 163,502 square feet at 310 E. University Drive. Company officials say it will bring 80 new jobs to McKinney within the next three years.
In 2006, Hisun opened a service center in Carrollton to distribute parts and service for ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, motorcycles and generators quicker to its North American distributors. The company, Hisun Motors Corp. USA, plans to soon move its corporate office to McKinney.
The details of the economic incentive package, or if Hisun would continue to operate a service center in Carrollton were not immediately known Monday.
Hisun is the perfect fit for McKinney, said Jim Wehmeier, president and CEO of McKinney Economic Development Corp., which is the economic development arm for the city.
“They are a rapidly growing international company that is well respected both in the United States and abroad and we look forward to a long and successful business relationship with them,” Wehmeier said, in a written statement. “McKinney will continue to look for more opportunities to grow and support Hisun as economic development is a central component to our city’s strategic plan.”
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