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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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Silvestri elected president at Wier & Associates

Carlo Silvestri, a principal of Arlington engineering consulting firm Wier & Associates Inc., has been elected its new president.
Established in 1978, Wier & Associates provides professional civil engineering, land surveying and land planning services. Clients of the firm include land developers, municipal and state agencies, economic development corporations, architects, title companies, hospitals and the natural gas development industry.


John P. Wier, founding principal and former president, said, “As we embark on our 37th year, the election of a new president is a significant and exciting change in the structure of our leadership team. I look forward to working alongside Carlo and this new generation of leaders as Wier & Associates continues to address opportunities with integrity and provide quality service to our clients.”
Silvestri has been with Wier & Associates since 1993, starting as an engineering intern. He accepted a position as a graduate engineer after earning his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1996. He became an associate of the firm in 2001 and a principal in 2004. He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas as well as Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Colorado.


Silvestri has 18 years of experience in general civil design pertaining to water, sewer, street, grading and storm drainage improvements for private and public sector clients. He is a member of several organizations, including The Real Estate Council, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, serves as a trustee of the UTA Chapter of Chi Epsilon and is a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers DFW Mid-Cities Chapter, where he was honored in 2004 as Young Engineer of the Year.
--Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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