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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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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

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

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FleetPride acquires Republic Diesel
A. Lee Graham

Reporter

FleetPride Inc. of Irving has acquired the assets of Republic Diesel truck parts and service business.

The acquisition brings the auto parts distributor Republic Diesel's heavy-duty parts and service operations in Jeffersonville, Ind., as well as Kentucky locations in Louisville, Lexington, and Prestonsburg.

Republic Diesel will continue operating its driveline repair, machining and yard truck businesses in Louisville; Tri-State Machine in Harrogate, Tenn.; Center Diesel & Machine in Akron, Ohio; and Capacity Yard Trucks in Jeffersonville, Ind. 

"With the addition of Republic Diesel, FleetPride will now operate eight locations in Kentucky and Indiana, expanding our coverage to both sides of the Ohio River,” said Kevin Peters, FleetPride CEO, in a news release.

Included in the transaction are 12 automotive bays in both Indiana and Kentucky, as well as customer services that include Department of Transportation inspections, on-site inspections and brake work, among other offerings.

FleetPride Inc. operates more than 250 locations in 45 states, including 35 service locations and five regional distribution centers. More information is available at www.fleetpride.com.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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