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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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Ex Rangers manager Washington apologizes for 'breaking wife's trust'

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington says he is embarrassed for 'breaking his wife's trust.'

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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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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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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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AZZ fires energy segement leader, company president steps in
A. Lee Graham

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AZZ Inc. of Fort Worth has fired Ashok Kolady as senior vice president and chief operating officer of its energy segment effective immediately.

Assuming day-to-day operations of the segment through the rest of the current fiscal year will be Tom Ferguson, the company’s president and CEO. The company specified no reason for Kolady's termination.

AZZ’s management team and board of directors will evaluate appointing another individual to serve as senior vice president of the segment.

"I thank Ashok for the past seven years of service to the company, and I believe he has contributed significantly to what AZZ has become, and wish him well in his future endeavors," Ferguson said in a news release.

"My desire is to grow the energy segment and its platforms more aggressively," Ferguson said.

Ferguson said he plans to focus on accelerating international expansion programs and increasing the company’s emphasis on innovation and development. 

AZZ Inc. provides specialty electrical equipment and engineered services to the power generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial markets, as well as providing hot dip galvanizing services to the North American steel fabrication market.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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