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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Barnett still packs economic punch, study finds

Despite reduced drilling and unstable gas prices, Fort Worth continues reaping the rewards of the Barnett Shale, according to a newly released study by The Perryman Group.7

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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W.G. Yates & Sons gains Green Contractor certification
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. of Fort Worth has been named a Certified Green Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors.

Announced on Friday June 6, W.G Yates & Sons joins other construction firms recognized for utilizing environmentally friendly green practices and principles in the workplace.

To gain that certification, W.G. Yates & Sons submitted an application detailing its green efforts and underwent a third‐party onsite assessment.

“ABC members have been on the forefront of the green building movement since its inception, but ABC also believes in stretching green achievements beyond the construction process and into the workplace,” said Kent Meyn, chairman of the ABC National Green Building Committee, commenting in a news release.

The Green Contractor Certification process requires 12 prerequisites, from  distributing documents electronically to establishing an aggressive recycling program.

Companies are required to fulfill 12 of 36 elective items that include conducting a professional energy audit, pursuing water conservation efforts and providing incentives for carpooling or using public transportation, among other requirements.

W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co. is a privately held firm providing general construction, at-risk construction management and design-build preconstruction, among other services.

More information about Green Contractor Certification is available at www.GreenConstructionAtWork.com/Certification.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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