Visionary Fiber Technologies chose Lockhart for its corporate headquarters in November 2018 to commercialize a novel way to manufacture biodiesel. The technology being utilized in VFT’s process was pioneered at Texas State University in nearby San Marcos. Due to Lockhart’s proximity to Texas State, VFT was able to find space and begin operations. Texas State is a big contributor to the economy of Lockhart and VFT is just one example of the research begin conducted there and the talent it graduates each and every year.
Lockhart EDC provided some incentives to VFT to locate its corporate headquarters in Lockhart and VFT committed to a large investment and high-paying jobs in return. VFT has been an outstanding corporate citizen and is very active in the community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, VFT shifted some of its production to producing hand-sanitizer for the City of Lockhart and Caldwell County employees and first-responders at no cost. Lockhart appreciates and celebrates VFT’s presence as an example of the type of company Lockhart wants to recruit to our community.