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CENTRAL TEXAS

Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce Corp. was awarded a $20.48 million contract modification exercising an option to provide Allison T56 engine repair to its power section, torque meter, gearbox and accessories in accordance with the Navy repair standards. SAN ANTONIO will house 70% of the work, followed by 25% in Winnipeg, Canada and 5% in Indianapolis. https://www.rolls-royce.com/

Xenex Disinfection Services, SAN ANTONIO, has invested more than $200 million in its patented technology, which utilizes pulsed xenon to create intense flashes of germicidal ultraviolet light that quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold, fungus and spores. More than 500 hospitals in the U.S. and abroad have LightStrike robots. https://www.xenex.com/

SAN ANTONIO-based XPEL, Inc. is a provider of protective films and coatings. XPEL acquired Montreal-based paint protection film installation business Protex Centre. Protex Centre is a wholesale paint protection film installation business and is one of its customers. Protex Centre is the largest franchisee in the Protex Canada network with more than 20 employees. Protex will combine physically and operationally with the Protex Pointe-Claire window film business also acquired by XPEL in 2018. https://www.xpel.com/

NORTH TEXAS

Amazon will be occupying another 465,450 square feet of space in the Interstate Crossing building at 1511 NE Loop 820 in FORT WORTH. Amazon is spending more than $22 million to redo the interior of the building for a distribution space. The North Fort Worth location is the third major Amazon industrial deal disclosed so far in 2020. Amazon just leased the 419,626-square-foot Eastpoint Distribution Center at 8901 Forney Road south of U.S. Highway 80 in Far East DALLAS. And the e-commerce firm is taking more than 1 million square feet of warehouse space near DFW International Airport in the DFW Commerce Center building in IRVING. Amazon also has a smaller distribution center project on the way in FRISCO. In other news, Amazon is expanding its offices in DALLAS for its web services division and other operations in the Galleria Office Towers on Noel Road at LBJ Freeway. Amazon occupies more than 150,000 square feet and is adding 20,000 square feet-plus, according to building permits. https://www.aboutamazon.com/

IRVING-based Celanese has signed an agreement to acquire Nouryon’s redispersible polymer powders business under the Elotex brand. Celanese will acquire all of Nouryon’s global production facilities for the powders across Europe and Asia, all of Elotex’s portfolio products, customer agreements, technology and commercial facilities globally. The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2020. Celanese and Elotex will operate as independent businesses until the deal closes. https://www.celanese.com/

Prime Turbines, LLC is an independent turboprop engine repair, maintenance, and overhaul company specializing in the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T, Honeywell T53, Bell Drivetrain, and GE M601 & H series engines. Prime Turbines has a facility in CARROLLTON at 1615 Diplomat Drive. The company is being sold by Alexandria, Virginia-based VSE Corporation that is a provider of distribution and repair services for land, sea and air transportation assets in the public and private sectors. The transaction closed during the first quarter of 2020. http://www.primeturbines.com/

RICHARDSON-based Trilogy Circuits, LLC provides high-technology electronics manufacturing services, products and supports military primes and other industries nationwide. Trilogy Circuits LLC has been acquired by Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. Trilogy will become Zentech Dallas as part of the deal. Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. is an electronics contract manufacturing company offering PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Assembly, PCB Testing, and PCB design services. Zentech operates three facilities in Baltimore, Maryland, Richardson, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. All are ISO:9001 certified and house equipment and controls to handle the latest printed circuit board assembly technology. Zentech Dallas, 1717 Firman Drive, Suite 200, Richardson, TX 75081; 972-907-2727; https://www.zentech.com/

SOUTHEAST TEXAS

HOUSTON-based Allied Power Group (APG) acquired ALVIN-based Texas Metal Printing, an additive manufacturing company focused on advanced material 3D printing in aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries. The introduction of additive manufacturing at APG increases its product offering in consumable part manufacturing as well as positions the company to provide multiple repair development processes currently not offered in the heavy-frame gas turbine service sector. In other news, APG has completed its acquisition of HOUSTON-based Nexgen Advanced Fuel Systems, a provider of fuel nozzle and other component repair services for heavy-frame industrial gas turbines. Nexgen’s fuel nozzle and fuel system capabilities round out APG’s comprehensive suite of critical maintenance solutions for heavy-frame industrial gas turbines. http://alliedpg.com/

Headquartered in MONTGOMERY, Summit Precast, LLC has been purchased by Easi-Set Worldwide. Summit will become a part of J-J Hooks precast concrete safety barrier licensed producers. Summit will be serving primarily the Houston to San Antonio highway barrier market area. Summit’s first project has already been contracted, 120,000 linear feet for the I-10 widening project in Austin County. Currently, more than 15,000,000 linear feet of J-J Hooks temporary precast concrete barrier have been produced and installed worldwide. All J-J Hooks barrier designs utilize the same J-Hook connection system which provides the industry’s fastest installation and removal capability, has integral self-aligning connection guides, and requires no loose hardware. https://jjhooks.com/