Texas News

Kretiv Joins XL Group Distribution & Network Team in Dallas

XL Group’s North America distribution and network team has added Michael Kretiv as vice president and client distribution leader. Based in XL’s Dallas office, Kretiv reports to Wayne Speeg, XL Group’s regional leader – South Central. Kretiv joins XL Group …

Burns Joins Worldwide Facilities in Houston

National wholesale insurance broker and managing general agent, Worldwide Facilities Inc., announced that Rick Burns has joined its Houston office as senior vice president and product development officer. Worldwide’s Houston office primarily serves the energy and marine markets. Burns spent the …

Texas Plastics Plant Hit with $174K Fine for Safety and Health Violations

Plastic Systems LLC in El Paso, Texas, was cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for 21 safety and health violations, including six repeat, for failing to develop adequate lockout/tagout procedures to control the unexpected startup of …

Florida Firm Adding Jobs at Health Insurance Call Center in Texas

A Florida call center company plans to add about 400 jobs in Central Texas to assist people seeking federal health insurance coverage. C3/CustomerContactChannels currently employs about 600 workers in McGregor, near Waco. Officials with Plantation, Fla.-based C3 announced the additional …

Cornell Named State Auto Western Region Financial Officer

Thornton Cornell has been named regional financial officer for State Auto’s Western Region. Cornell, a CPA, will be based in Austin, Texas. Cornell brings to this new role a vast knowledge and experience working in the property/casualty insurance industry in …

Threlkeld & Co. Insurance Promotes Glover to VP, Commercial Lines

East Texas-based Threlkeld & Company Insurance (TCI) has promoted Dustin Glover to the position of vice president of commercial lines. Glover joined TCI five years ago as a producer, primarily writing oil and gas business. Threlkeld & Company Insurance (TCI) …

Miller Joins Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection in Texas

Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection (BHTP) expanded its national sales force by hiring Bill Miller as executive vice president – sales. He is based in Grapevine, Texas. In joining BHTP, Miller is reuniting with BHTP President John Noel. Noel hired Miller …

Texas Jury Enters $27M Verdict Against McDonald’s

McDonald’s Corp. lost a $27 million jury verdict in Texas over a claim that lax security at one of its restaurants led to the deaths of two teenagers, an award litigators say is unlikely to survive appeal. The victims in …

Baton Rouge-Area Among Top Gainers for New Construction Jobs

Large amounts of construction in the Baton Rouge, La.-area has led the region to be named among the top gainers in the nation for new construction jobs. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the recognition was announced on July 30 in a report …

Dhandho Acquiring Louisiana’s Stonetrust Commercial Mutual Insurance

Stonetrust Commercial Mutual Insurance Holding Co. announced it has agreed to be acquired by Dhandho Holdings LP and Dhandho Holdings Qualified Purchaser LP, based in Irvine, Calif. Stonetrust is a Louisiana-based mutual insurance holding company and the parent company of …