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Made In East Texas: MP Industries Inc.

MAKER: MP Industries Inc. BACKGROUND: Monroe Mirsky and Phil Phelps began the business in Tyler in 1976, offering tools used in the production and transportation of oil. Customers span the United States and Canada. The company has sales representatives…

20 July 2014 [11:57 PM]
Work continues on South Broadway shell buildings

BHP Development Group LLC is constructing a 4,990-square-foot shell, Building 8 at Broadway Hills Plaza, 7925 S. Broadway Ave. for $448,750. Kessinger Development Group is the contractor. Also at Broadway Hills Plaza, Schambach Ministries International, of Flint, is…

20 July 2014 [05:52 PM]
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Green office park ahead of schedule

The Corporate Green Office Park started as a dream for Phil Burks four years ago. Walking around the site off Paluxy Drive,…

20 July 2014 [05:35 PM]
BBB: Advice on the layaway process

With back-to-school right around the corner, many families will be turning to alternate forms of payment, such as layaway services, to make ends meet. Layaway is an old fashioned concept that recently has made a comeback as consumers tighten their…

19 July 2014 [11:15 PM]
What makes tomato leaves twist or curl?

Many gardeners plant tomatoes in their gardens and flower beds. If the leaves of your tomato plants are twisted or curled, the problem could be environmental, chemical or even biological. There are five primary reasons that tomato leaves twist or…

19 July 2014 [11:00 PM]
Retirement is a big decision

If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. Saturday is All or Nothing Day. Not a day for the undecided, All or Nothing Day is dedicated to…

19 July 2014 [10:59 PM]
Company planning to double workforce

VME Fabricators plans to double its Tyler workforce by year’s end and has surpassed goals set a year ago when the city and county agreed to tax abatements, representatives announced on Monday. VME Fabricators is a new operating division and…

14 July 2014 [10:48 PM]
Homes sales break records; up 26 percent

The Tyler area saw record-breaking home sales in June, skyrocketing by 26.27 percent over the same time a year ago. There were 423 houses sold last month, the most ever sold in the area for the month of June, according…

14 July 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Business Notes: July 14

Franklin Covey will be hosting a 170-city preview event Tuesday for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition 4.0,” and…

13 July 2014 [10:41 PM]
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Freebirds opening its doors

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Tyler today. “Tyler has been an area we've been looking at for a long time,” Bree Blouin,…

13 July 2014 [06:28 PM]
Genecov Group remodeling medical center

The Genecov Group is renovating a 5,521-square-foot facility for Nova Medical Center, at 747 S. Beckham Ave., for $355,493. Work by Caliber Associations, of Mineola, includes building an interior space, new walls, flooring, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. The…

13 July 2014 [05:46 PM]
Business Sense: Dream job helps women succeed

Beverly Beavers Brooks always has had a desire to help women achieve. After working in several different fields, Mrs. Brooks got her chance at her dream job in 1999. She recalls meeting a woman at the International Women’s Conference in…

13 July 2014 [05:44 PM]
Social Security, like ice cream, has different flavors

Do you scream for ice cream? If so, July’s the month for you. (If not, read on just the same — we have a surprise for you at the end.) July is National Ice Cream Month and July 20 is…

12 July 2014 [10:09 PM]
BBB: False Facebook profiles may spread scams

Bogus Facebook profiles are nearly as old as the social media site itself with the company reporting that nearly 10 percent of their profiles were phony in 2012. Brands and celebrity pages are no stranger to copies, but scam artists…

12 July 2014 [10:07 PM]
Armyworms march through East Texas

Be on the lookout for armyworms in your pasture and hay fields. Armyworm caterpillars can be identified by examining the front of the head capsule. They have light-colored markings along the seams (sutures) of the "face" that appear as an…

12 July 2014 [10:05 PM]
Group files petition for alcohol sales in Precinct 5

The Committee for Economic Growth has turned in its petition requesting a local-option election in November to allow limited sale of alcoholic beverages in the Lindale area, and organizers say they’re confident the signatures will be validated and the election…

11 July 2014 [07:10 PM]
New Tractor Supply Co. store to host grand opening

Tyler’s newest Tractor Supply Co. store will hold its grand opening Saturday. “Southeast Tyler is a great location for Tractor Supply Company because the store is centrally located, and the people here live the rural lifestyle that our products support,”…

09 July 2014 [11:28 PM]
BUSINESS NOTES: Industry News From Across East Texas, July 7

GRAND OPENING A grand opening ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday to commemorate the opening of Tyler’s first public access Alternative Fuel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling station. Jamal Moharer, president, First Alt Fuel Inc., will be joined by…

06 July 2014 [11:16 PM]