Cleaning services franchisor Chem-Dry has added franchise territories in the Chicago and Austin markets as well as in southern Colorado. The company oversees more than 3,500 franchises worldwide.
SEE ALSO: Word earlier this year that Chem-Dry was moving its home base to The Gulch
PrimeFlight, the airport services unit of Nashville-based SMS Holdings, will soon lay off more than 60 people in San Antonio after losing a contract with Delta Air Lines. The negative news comes not long after the company told Texas authorities more than 270 people would lose their jobs in Houston after United Airlines pulled the plug on its deal.
Airport spokesman Rich Johnson said PrimeFlight had contracts with both Delta and Aeromexico. How many PrimeFlight employees would remain after the layoffs was unclear.
PrimeFlight Aviation Services, a division of Nashville-based SMS Holdings, has notified Texas officials it will lay off 276 people next month after losing its Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport contract with United Airlines. PrimeFlight works at 45 airports and employs more than 5,000 people in the United States and the Caribbean. The company is facing a Department of Labor investigation over allegations that it forced employees to report more tips than they actually received.
With stockpiles of crude oil from the central United States approaching record highs, Delek US Holdings is working to reverse the flow of oil through a pipeline it acquired late last year. Delek officials say they have a contract with a major producer to ship the oil south starting next month and are eyeing other pipeline acquisitions.
Nissan officials this week hosted a grand opening of a $2 million facility in the Dallas area that will train up to 1,000 service technicians each year. The facility is the third of six the car maker, which has 11 training centers across the country, is building.
Each is equipped with modern video and computer imaging in classrooms as well as hands-on work areas for major components such as engines and transmissions. The new Irving center has 23 repair bays, 12 lifts and two alignment racks in a climate-controlled facility.
Work on Bar Louie in Gulch residential building Velocity will soon officially be underway with a May opening slated, according to Bar Louie Communications Manager Hillary Shahbabian.
A $431,000 permit has been pulled to allow for both the interior build-out and some exterior work (signage, lighting and entrance) to be completed. Nashville-based W.T. DuBois Construction Inc. has the contract.
Velocity is located at 314 11th Ave. S. next to the now-rising Pine Street Flats. MarketStreet Enterprises co-developed Velocity and is solo developing Pine Street.
“People should see some activity in the space very shortly,” said Dirk Melton, MarketStreet development director.
When announced in 2011, reports had the restaurant/bar opening by early spring.
The opening of Bar Louie in The Gulch will be preceded by the March unveiling of Bar Louie Murfreesboro, to be located in The Avenue shopping center, and the late April opening of Bar Louie Chattanooga in Hamilton Place Mall.
Based in Addison, Texas, Bar Louie is a national restaurant and bar chain known for its sleek interior vibe and creative mixed drinks. Typically located in large cities, it appeals to cosmopolitan types.