Dallas is on a roll. And it looks as though the good news really does come in threes.
First, JCPenney Company Inc. announced its headquarters relocation from New York to Dallas. Then, to further lift Dallas spirits, came the news that the Texas National Research Laboratory Commission had unanimously chosen the Dallas/ Fort Worth site to be the top Texas contender in the U.S. Department of Energy competition for the $4.4 billion Superconducting Super Collider.
A less publicized but nonetheless important coup for Dallas involves Sekin & Company/ Team Transport International, a Dallas-based freight forwarding firm that has landed an important new account: Cartier, the international jeweler. Since the beginning of time, Cartier has imported its sparkling wares through New York, but now those gems will enter the United States through the Dallas/Fort Worth Trade Zone. Sekin has constructed a 6,000-square-foot facility at its Dallas headquarters in the foreign trade zone, near D/FW Airport, to accommodate the Cartier goods alone. Peter Gibert. president of Sekin & Company, says the Cartier business increases Dallas’s growing status as an international trade center.