The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package.
Linear Labs plans to secure a 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to support thousands of new, skilled jobs over the next 10 years. The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility, in addition to various industrial applications.
The new Linear Labs facility will serve as an R&D center as well as a manufacturing location to produce electric motors through advanced processes, including automation that will continuously evolve as manufacturing technology evolves. Dark Factory methodology will be implemented to allow for robotic automation with human oversight.
“Fort Worth is our home, and we can see the strategic moves the city is making to shape its infrastructure into the next major technology hub,” said Brad Hunstable, co-founder and CEO of Linear Labs. “The area offers a highly skilled talent pool with world-renowned universities and innovative companies including Lockheed Martin, Bell Flight and American Airlines. These resources, now combined with the city’s endorsement, shows us we have chosen the right place to build the foundation for our future.”
Source: City of Fort Worth