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Berkshire Hathaway company acquires Fort Worth firm

M&M Manufacturing, a producer of sheet metal products for the air distribution and ventilation market based in Fort Worth, has been acquired by MiTek Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc.,

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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Cash America CEO to retire in April 2015

Daniel R. Feehan, president and chief executive officer of Fort Worth-based Cash America International Inc., said July 23 he will retire on April 30, 2015.
Feehan, 63, will remain on the company’s board of directors and will assume the role of chairman of the board following his retirement.
Jack Daugherty, the payday lender and pawnshop’s founder and current board chairman, will step down as chairman at that time but will continue to serve on the board.
The specific details of Feehan’s retirement, including the details of any retirement package, are expected to be finalized early next year.
“I am extremely proud to have been a part of the Cash America family for nearly 30 years. We have a wonderful team of dedicated coworkers who exemplify our core values and work hard to provide valuable services to our customers and value for our shareholders. Cash America has a very bright future and I believe the timing for a change in leadership is right for both me and the company,” Feehan said in a news release.
The board has appointed a special committee to search for a new CEO.
Cash America International Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CSH.
As of June 30, 2014, Cash America International operated 1,004 locations, including 869 lending locations in 22 states in the United States; 47 pawn lending locations in central and southern Mexico; and 88 check cashing centers operating in 14 states in the U.S.
Additionally, the company offered consumer loans via the Internet to customers in 33 states in the U.S., in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.
Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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