Archive for March, 2012

Turner Construction picked by Nebraska Furniture Mart


Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas has selected Turner Construction Co. to be its general contractor for the retail project planned for The Colony. Dallas-based Turner Construction will be responsible for vertically constructing the roughly 1.9 million-square-foot retail and distribution center that is part of the 433-acre development off State Highway 121.

LinkAmerica moves headquarters to Fort Worth

LinkAmerica Corporation – a transportation and logistics company specializing in over-the-road services in the south-central and southeastern  U.S. – has made significant investments in technology, vehicles and employees over the past six months, capping those improvements with its new corporate headquarters near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Fort Worth’s Centreport.  It is reloacting its headquarters from Tulsa.

Cowtown already is home to the company’s largest terminal, which houses its driver training facility. The terminal and training facility will be relocated from Long Avenue to the new facility as part of the headquarters move.

LinkAmerica is transferring 40 jobs to its Centreport facility – located at 4400 Amon Carter Blvd. Suite 102 – and the company expects to add 100 new jobs .

Top Metros and Micros; New Take on New Plant Tallies by Site Selection

 This year, for the first time, the annual New Plant Scoreboard published in conjunction with the Governor’s Cup rankings features state rankings by region. For 2011, the regions were led by Pennsylvania (Northeast); Ohio (East North Central); Missouri (West North Central); North Carolina (South Atlantic); Texas (South Central); Arizona (Mountain); and California (Pacific). The scoreboard featuring full regional rankings is included in the Governor’s Cup cover story found at

 The Top Metros for new and expanded corporate facilities for 2011 were led by Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas; among metro areas with populations over 1 million, Baton Rouge, La., among areas with populations between 200,000 and 1 million; and Decatur, Ala., among areas with populations between 50,000 and 200,000. Full lists of the Top 10 Metros in each population category appear below.

In the magazine’s ranking of Top Micropolitans – cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county – Statesville-Mooresville, N.C., claimed the top prize among the nation’s 576 micropolitan areas for the eighth time in 10 years, followed by Wooster, Ohio; Cullman, Ala.; Lexington-Thomasville, N.C.; and Shelby, N.C. Ohio bested North Carolina and Pennsylvania as the state with the most Top Micropolitans, demonstrating the power of small towns to drive a winning Governor’s Cup performance.

Top 10 Metro Areas: Tier One New
and Expanded Facilities in 2011
(Metros with population over 1 million)
Metro Area Totals
1  Houston/Baytown/Sugar Land, Texas 195
2  Chicago/Naperville/Joliet, Ill./Ind./Wis. 167
3  Pittsburgh, Pa. 141
4  Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington, Texas 140
5  New York-Newark-Edison, N.Y./N.J./Pa. 129
6  Cincinnati/Middletown, Ohio/Ky./Ind. 114
7  Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Pa./N.J./Del./Md. 113
8  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria D.C./Md./Va./W. Va. 112
9  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. 105
10 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. 95