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IDX to build new plant in Cuero

ALLISON MILES

By ALLISON MILES
March 6, 2011 at 11:01 p.m.
Updated March 5, 2011 at 9:06 p.m.


An economic boost is headed to the Crossroads in the form of a new business.

IDX-San Antonio will soon open up shop in Cuero, Randall Malik, executive director of the Cuero Development Corp. said Sunday.

The St. Louis-based IDX manufactures retail fixtures, such as those seen in department stores, according to the company's website. Among others, its clients include GUESS by Marciano, Great Clips and The Vitamin Shoppe.

The incoming project means 30 short-term jobs and up to 100 permanent positions, Malik said.

"I think it's going to be a great company, and it's certainly very exciting for the city," he said. "We're very excited about IDX coming to Cuero."

The project had been in the works for some time, Malik said, because IDX also considered other sites throughout the United States.

Although there is no definite timeline, the company expects to begin production within a month.

IDX will call home the former Lancaster Industries location at 514 W. Sarah St.

Herb Lancaster started Lancaster Industries, which produced fixtures similar to what IDX will create. After IDX purchased the company, Lancaster became vice president of IDX-San Antonio, according to a St. Louis Business Journal article.

He will work out of San Antonio, where Lancaster has a 59,000-square-foot facility, according to the article.

The move is an exciting one for the Crossroads, Malik said.

"It's a large company," he said. "And we're certainly excited about an international company of their stature coming to Cuero."

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