MCKINNEY, TX, April 18, 2023– Innovative Life Sciences (ILS Gummies), a dynamic nutraceutical gummy manufacturer, celebrated the grand opening of its McKinney, Texas headquarters facility with a ribbon cutting on Friday, April 14, 2023.
The event featured tours of the new facility and remarks from employees, city leaders, and community stakeholders.
“I am excited to be back in McKinney,” shared ILS Gummies CEO Dru Riess, “As an entrepreneur, I had my start in the community, and they supported me with open arms. ILS Gummies and I look forward to giving back by making a positive impact on McKinney with this company.”
In the fast-growing gummy manufacturing industry, this new facility is located at 350 Cypress Hill Drive and will contain nearly 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space, generating 70+ new jobs in year 1.
“Dru Riess and the team behind ILS Gummies truly define what it means to be an entrepreneur in McKinney,” said MEDC President Peter Tokar. “This unique business and dedicated team of founders continue to prove that innovative businesses built with excellence will thrive in our community. “
About Innovative Life Sciences
ILS Gummies is a new company, formerly TMM Gummies. TMM Gummies was acquired by private-equity firm, Rosewood Private Investments in early 2022. Rosewood PI is the private equity arm of the Rosewood Corporation which is wholly owned by the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate. Rosewood brought in Dru Riess to take over and transform the company. Riess was founder and CEO of Popular Ink (now a part of the PPC Flexible Packaging Platform) based in McKinney for 13 years. With Rosewood’s headquarters based in Dallas, and Riess’ prior success running a company in McKinney, he encouraged Rosewood to bring ILS Gummies to McKinney, where he knew it would have great success.
ILS Gummies will manufacture nutraceutical gummies (multi-vitamins, elderberry, sleep formulas, beauty and collagen gummies, hair loss, brain and cognitive nutrition gummies, electrolyte, and sport gummies, k2/d3, mineral based vitamin gummies, etc.).
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