Mansfield Sam's Club plans fall opening, will be environmentally friendly

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The Sam's Club under construction since January in Mansfield should open in late fall, the company says.

The store, at the southeast corner of U.S. 287 and FM 157, will be 128,000 square feet and is being built with environmentally friendly materials, said spokesman Daniel Morales.

It will also have many energy-efficiency features, he said, including overhead lighting that reduces energy use by 75 percent.

The store, next to the Lowe's home improvement store, will have typical Sam's Club departments, but its pharmacy will be open to members and nonmembers, Morales said.

The store will employ 175 full- and part-time workers, he said.

A hiring center will open sometime in the summer, Morales said. Once that opens, job seekers can come into the club and fill out an application on a computer, and then receive a follow-up interview if their qualifications meet the store's needs.

There are typically a variety of positions available, from cashier and member services to bakery, fresh products and even management opportunities, he said.

Energy Star rankings

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked as No. 8 among U.S. metro areas with the most Energy Star-certified buildings in 2012, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

For the fifth year in a row, Los Angeles held onto first place, with 528 buildings. Washington, D.C., with 462 buildings, is No. 2 followed by Chicago with 353.

Dallas-Fort Worth has 214 Energy Star buildings, just behind Houston, which has 241. No other Texas cities ranked in the top 25.

New York was No. 4 and Atlanta No. 5.

"Through their partnership with the EPA, the owners and managers of Energy Star-certified buildings are helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions while saving on utility bills," the EPA's acting administrator, Bob Perciasepe, said in a statement.

In 2012, more than 20,000 Energy Star-certified buildings helped save more than $2.7 billion in annual utility bills while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equal to what's emitted annually by powering more than two million homes, the EPA said.

Top advisers

Barrons.com recently ranked the nation's top 1,000 financial advisers by state and the Texas list of 75 advisers includes four from Tarrant County.

The rankings are based on factors such as assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work, Barron's said.

Shott Miller with Merrill Lynch in Fort Worth was No. 37; Charla McIntyre Fields with Ameriprise Financial in Hurst was No. 52; Henry Luskey with Morgan Stanley in Fort Worth was No. 63, and Bradley Bruce with Merrill Lynch in Fort Worth was No. 70.

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