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Methodist adding second professional building

AMANDA ROGERS, Mansfield News Mirror


Methodist Mansfield Medical Center is growing faster than the weeds that covered the property just a little more than a decade ago.

On Wednesday, the hospital breaks ground on its second professional office building, an 82,000-square-foot, four-story facility at the corner of Matlock Road and Hospital Drive, directly behind the hospital’s emergency […]

By |January 25th, 2017|

Klein Tools Chief: Trump Anti-Outsourcing Efforts Appear Effective

Dallas Business Journal

When Klein Tools shuttered its dilapidated, 60-year-old manufacturing plant in Illinois six years ago, the company could have moved its plant almost anywhere in the world.

The family-owned and operated company chose Mansfield, Texas, where today Klein employs more than 430 fulltime and 40 temp-to-hire workers in middle-income-and-up positions. The makers of high-quality pliers, […]

By |January 19th, 2017|


Texas Real Estate Business


People gravitate to quality opportunity and access, which explains the 14 percent increase in population for Mansfield, a 2010-2015 rate of growth that trailed only three other Texas cities, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates.
Companies favor those things as well, and Mansfield Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) works to further boost the business […]

By |December 28th, 2016|

Restaurants, retail and a brewery head to town

NICHOLAS SAKELARIS, Mansfield News Mirror


New retail and restaurant development is coming fast and furious in Mansfield with well-known chains and one-of-a-kind local businesses opening soon.

Felix Wong, director of planning, said his department is staying busy.

“New projects, zoning changes, certificates of occupancies and building permits are coming in so fast that the city hall staff are […]

By |December 27th, 2016|

Mansfield-based Klein Tools named Texas’ Small Employer of the Year

BELINDA WILLIS, City of Mansfield

The Texas Workforce Commission has named Mansfield-based Klein Tools as Texas’ Small Employer of the Year at their annual conference held Dec. 7-9 in Houston.

Klein was nominated by Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County and was selected from a field that included 22 small, private-sector employers in Texas. All nominees were recognized for […]

By |December 14th, 2016|