Want a high-paying job? Look for a spot on the assembly line


AUGUST 10, 2017 11:58 AM


Desiree Rucks had never worked in plastics.

But after stints at Pier 1 Imports and Kroger, Rucks decided to try a job in manufacturing, working for Klein Tools in Mansfield. Now, after two years of making pliers and screwdrivers, Rucks can’t see herself doing anything else.

“I know when I’m supposed to be here. I know […]

By |August 10th, 2017|

Southern Champion Tray going digital with large expansion

NICHOLAS SAKELARIS, Mansfield News Mirror

Southern Champion Tray’s new digital printer will be operational soon, allowing the Mansfield facility to take on smaller, custom jobs for its customers.

That’s just part of Southern Champion Tray’s 25,000-square-foot expansion that will be completed in August. A celebration and ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the […]

By |July 19th, 2017|

The Best Places in Texas to Raise a Family



Texas is a large state with diverse regions. Whether you appreciate the beaches on the Gulf Coast, the rolling plains in the Panhandle or vibrant cities like Austin or Dallas, Texas has something for everyone. But what are the best places in Texas for those looking to settle down and raise a […]

By |June 8th, 2017|

Mouser Electronics seeks enterprise status to fuel growth

NICHOLAS SAKELARIS, Mansfield News Mirror

Mouser Electronics will spend $8 million expanding its global headquarters and improving its IT infrastructure over the next five years.

To offset that cost, the Mansfield-based semiconductor distributor is seeking relief from state sales tax by applying for the Texas Enterprise Zone Program.

“Over the next five years, we have committed to invest […]

By |June 1st, 2017|

Why Dallas Hasn’t Gotten Its Share of DFW’s Employment Boom



As bragging rights go, ours are pretty sweet: The Dallas-Fort Worth area added more jobs than any other U.S. metropolitan area over the past quarter century.

From the start of 1990 to the end of 2016, the DFW metropolitan statistical area increased total employment by 1,465,581 jobs, topping much […]

By |May 26th, 2017|