Comings and Goings: GDC, Pate Ranch, UT Southwestern, Gus's

GDC Technics Bumping Up Fort Worth Hiring

GDC Technics, which earlier this year took out a 25-year lease for the former American Airlines hangar at Fort Worth’s Alliance Airport, expects to ramp up to 650 jobs there “within the next year,” a company executive says.

The company has 100 employees at Alliance now. It will be seeking employees across a broad range, including accounting, finance, engineering, machining, mechanics, information technology, warehouse, human resources, sales and maintenance, Kriss Parikakis, GDC’s chief financial officer, told the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s Job Links Excelerator group this summer.
The company, in announcing its Alliance move in February, said then it expected to put 600 jobs in Fort Worth over several years.

Other Comings and Goings, as reported first on

Pate Ranch under contract: The 471-acre A.M. Pate Ranch, in the heart of the Chisholm Trail corridor south of Altamesa Boulevard, has a new suitor. Provident Realty Advisors has the site under contract, its president, Leon Backes, confirmed.

UT Southwestern expanding on Near Southside: The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is building a major new multidisciplinary outpatient clinic on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. Victory Medical was under construction on a hospital at the 6.3-acre site at the northwest corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and South Main Street when it ran into problems and left the project in February.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken: The Memphis, Tenn., institution has leased a 3,720-square-foot spot in a former office building at 1065 W. Magnolia Ave. Gus’s will open in spring 2016. - Scott Nishimura