News Article | 7/28/2023

Manufacturer to create 250 jobs with new AllianceTexas hub

Southwire Company has leased Alliance Westport 25 in north Fort Worth, taking down 1.18 million square feet. 

The company, a manufacturer of wires and cables used for electricity distribution, will create 250 jobs with this expansion, according to a news release. 

“We’re pleased to welcome Southwire to Fort Worth,” Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker said in a prepared statement. “Southwire provides power responsibly to customers around the world, and now they can modernize their operations with new, state-of-the-art technology at their Customer Service Center at AllianceTexas. Southwire joins more than 560 companies that have already enjoyed long-term growth inside the modern-day, Texas-sized success story that is AllianceTexas.”

Southwire manufactures building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and job site power and lighting. 

Hillwood originally launched Alliance Westport 25 as a 1,076,000-square-foot speculative building in August 2022, but will expand the building to fit Southwire’s requirements. 

“Hillwood is proud to have Southwire join the AllianceTexas roster of global companies,” said Reid Goetz, senior vice president of Hillwood, in a prepared statement. “Supporting America’s leading electricity providers, Southwire’s location at AllianceTexas will provide a distribution platform that will ensure the efficient and speedy delivery of electric components essential to their business operations.”

Alliance Westport 25 was designed by GSR Architects and financed by Citizens Bank. Sean Boswell and Chris Teesdale of Colliers represented Southwire in the transaction and Reid Goetz, Samuel Rhea and Jack Barkley of Hillwood represented Hillwood.

Alliance Westport 25 is located on the frontage road of State Highway 156. The cross-dock building has a 40-foot clear height, 60-foot loading bays and two 190-foot truck courts with land to expand to a third and onsite truck queuing lanes. 

The 1,200-acre Alliance Westport sector of AllianceTexas includes everything west of Alliance Airport. Alliance Center North is nearly fully developed, but Hillwood preserved the Westport sector for future development. The sector provides over 17 million square feet of developable next-generation distribution facility space and is designed and master-planned to be fully integrated with a smart-infrastructure platform.

Alliance Center North 4 was announced at the same time as Alliance Westport 25. 

“We like to keep a million square feet or so on the ground at all times,” Goetz said at the time the buildings were announced. 

“Demand has been so strong that it has been absorbing quicker than what’s typical, but these two buildings are exactly that.”

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