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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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Fort Worth's TTI expands into Chinese cell phone market with acquisition

Fort Worth-based TTI Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, has acquired the assets of HuaTong Electronic Co. Ltd., an electronic components distributor headquartered in Dongguan Shilong, the company said Aug. 19.
Terms of the transaction were not undisclosed.


Completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in Hong Kong.
Founded in 1994, Huatong was the first batch authorized distributor of Molex connectors in Greater China and remains the largest domestic Molex distributor in Asia Pacific South.
Huatong employs 60 associates at locations in Dongguan Shilong, Hong Kong, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing. The company is a specialty distribution partner to many Chinese, domestic cellular phone manufacturers – a market segment not previously served by TTI in China.


“Bringing Huatong Electronics into the TTI family of companies establishes our presence in the fast growing Chinese cellular phone market segment and is further evidence of TTI’s commitment to growth in the region,” said Gene Conahan, president TTI Europe and Asia.
Man Deng, Huatong’s general manager, will report directly to Anthony Chan, TTI Asia senior vice president and general manager.
TTI Inc. is an authorized, specialty distributor of interconnect, passive and electromechanical (IP&E) components and the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. Globally, TTI Inc. maintains 1.2 million cubic feet of dedicated warehouse space containing more than 850,000 component part numbers. Along with its subsidiaries, Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics, TTI employs more than 4,300 employees and is represented in more than 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
-Betty Dillard
bdillard@bizpress.net
 

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