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Advanced Manufacturing



Forney is home to global leader Smurfit Kappa

Forney’s location with access to a workforce of over 1.3 million people provides both a white and blue-collar workforce ready to manufacture product to meet consumer demand.  For over 40 years, Smurfit Kappa has called Forney home for their corrugated manufacturing operations.  With over 41,000 employees worldwide, Smurfit Kappa has become one of the world’s leading providers of packaging solutions. 

In addition to our large industry presence in corrugated packaging, Forney’s home county of Kaufman has a high concentration of metal manufacturing.  Talent in this sector includes steel, building materials manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining.  For small manufacturing operations, Forney offers Mustang Creek Business Park, two small-scale industrial parks with buildings between 5,000 and 30,000 square feet available for lease.  More information on the Mustang Creek Business Parks can be found here. Combined with our robust infrastructure, location near Dallas and availability of industrial land, Forney is a destination for advanced manufacturing and light industrial operations.

 

  •     “The community is real supportive of new business coming in. The city itself has great ideas on what’s coming ahead. I would advise anyone to look at moving into the Forney area.
    - Patrick McCrea
    Owner, Doe Belly’s Catfish Café
  •     Working with the City of Forney has been a pleasure. The City’s proactive response to any problem Steve Silver Company has encountered is refreshing. Glad to call Forney our home.
    - Jud Preskitt
    Vice President, Steve Silver Company
  •     Smurfit Kappa’s Forney Mill has been operating in Forney for over forty years.  Forney is a great place to do business with an excellent, well-educated workforce and a supportive, forward-thinking city government.
    - Dave Nelson
    Vice President of Paper Operations, Smurfit Kappa North America
  •     OGW is a proud member of the Forney business community. The EDC, City Government, and the community as a whole are very open and supportive of growing businesses.
    - Holly Dempsey
    COO, OGW, LLC