Home Plate Update March 2018 - Page 10

MWBE spotlight

Construction on the transformative Texas Live ! entertainment complex in Arlington ’ s Entertainment District is well under way thanks to hardworking contractors such as TinMan Enterprises .
Tracy Green , TinMan Enterprises
The black woman-owned company has been contracted to provide structural and miscellaneous steel for the $ 250 million project , which will open near AT & T Stadium and Globe Life Park later this year . Texas Live ! is the first major project in Arlington and in Tarrant County for Fort Worth-based TinMan Enterprises , which employees 15 people .
“ As a local contractor , we were very excited to hear about the Texas Live ! project . We recognize the economic impact this project will have on the region for years to come . Furthermore , it is a wonderful opportunity to help local Minority Business Enterprises like TinMan Enterprises to build capacity ,” said owner Tracy Green .

MWBE Fast Facts

The City of Arlington is working with the Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies to ensure the diversity of the workforce for both the future ballpark and the Texas Live ! development .

Texas Live !

$ 8.1 million , or 84 percent of the total awarded contact dollars , has been awarded to minority and women-owned businesses as of January 2018 .

Globe Life Field

$ 20.2 million , or 15 percent of total awarded contract dollars , has been awarded to MWBE firms as of December 2017 .
TinMan Enterprises was conceived after Tim Delce , an experienced professional welder , recognized a void in the Fort Worth market for specialists in security gates , pipe fencing and custom ornamental fencing . In 2002 , Green acquired a majority stake in TinMan Enterprises , bringing her engineering and business expertise to expand the company , which now also provides steel fabrication and installation .
The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies have made a commitment that Texas Live ! will serve as a model project creating maximum community benefits to the City of Arlington and its residents . The partnership ’ s Community Benefits Plan includes the creation of 3,025 new jobs ; a 25 percent MWBE goal for the construction of the project ; apprenticeships ; local and diverse workforce hiring ; community event bookings ; and , the creation of a Community Advisory Committee .
Green said TinMan Enterprises made a bid to work on the Texas Live ! project after learning about opportunities through the National Association of Minority Contractors .
“ For us , the Texas Live ! project is one of the first projects to demonstrate a tangible commitment to ensuring meaningful inclusion and diversity ,” Green said .