Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
Mineral Wells is located in Palo Pinto and Parker counties just 45 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas. The area boasts excellent employment and business opportunities, and our stunning landscapes turn tourists into residents! The Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce is comprised of over 400 members who work together to achieve business and community success. The Chamber also serves as a Convention and Visitors Bureau for Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County. Whatever your endeavor, the Chamber is ready to help you succeed.
New R&D center under construction at PECOFacet
Construction is well under way at the new Marney Dunman Perry Jr. Technology Center at PECOFacet, the Chamber's largest private employer. The 50,000-square-foot project at the pressure vessel and filtration manufacturer will keep PECOFacet on the leading edge of research in filtration technologies.
The company is expected to start occupying the building in September 2013.
In announcing the project, which is named for the company's former owner, PECOFacet President Scott Thompson said the center will provide a “new front door” for the company, as it will open up the property to U.S. 180 at the eastern entrance to Mineral Wells. About 35 jobs will be created as the company adds research and support staff.
PECO employs about 320 in Mineral Wells and 850 total across 16 countries out of its Mineral Wells headquarters. Its parent company is Clarcor, based in Franklin, Tenn.
In above photo, PECOFacet Senior Vice President John Krogue answers a question from Ken Williamson, First Financial Bank president, during a Chamber-sponsored tour of the Marney Dunman Perry Jr. Technology Center.
Hospital plans new medical office building
Palo Pinto General Hospital plans to build a one-story, 29,000-square-foot building that will help the hospital grow into the future. It will be sited on 3.5 acres near the hospital marquee, between Palo Pinto Nursing Center and the US Renal Care dialysis center.
According to the Mineral Wells Index, PPGH expects construction to cost about $6 million.
Business Connections lets members network after hours
Holiday Hills Country Club is hosting this quarter’s Chamber Business Connections 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13.
Join us at this wonderful event venue and club for networking, excellent refreshments, and door prizes. Bring business cards! Located at 4801 U.S. Highway 180 East.
Passport to fun!