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Business digest: Sunday, Feb. 4

By Staff Reports
Feb. 4, 2018 at 12:30 a.m.
Updated Feb. 8, 2018 at 9:07 a.m.

Sharon Wright

Coghlan firm's Wright is board certified

Sharon J. Wright, an associate with the law firm of Coghlan Crowson LLP in Longview, has achieved board certification from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate Law.

Board certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 24 areas of law. Board certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges, and pass a six-hour written examination.

Wright received her bachelor's degree in finance (magna cum laude, 2007) and her doctorate of jurisprudence (concentration in estate planning, 2010) from Baylor University.

Coghlan Crowson LLP represents clients in matters involving oil, gas and mineral law, utility law, complex litigation, general civil litigation, commercial transactions and probate and estate planning.

King recognized in 10 Best Family Law

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized Texas family law attorney Michael King of Longview as Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is an attorney-rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 family law attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the "10 Best" list must pass the institute's selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research and its independent evaluation. The institute's annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

iClassPro celebrating move to new building

iClassPro will celebrate its recent move to a new building in the North Longview Business Park with a ribbon-cutting at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The class management software company, which has clients worldwide, moved into a 20,000-square-foot building at 1249 LL Mackey Parkway.

In business since 2008, it formerly occupied a 10,000-square-foot building at 1221 Judson Road.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting Madalaine Lane by email to Madalaine@iclasspro.com.

Christus Trinity Clinic gets national honor

Christus Trinity Clinic, which has 82 locations across Northeast Texas, has received a national award recognizing its commitment to excellence in patient care.

The American Medical Group Association presented its 2018 Acclaim Award to Christus Trinity Clinic, a multispecialty medical group, in recognition of its work to improve the value of the health care services it provides.

The honor "rewards a single medical group or other organized system of care that are bringing the American health care system closer to the ideal delivery model — one that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable," Christus said in a statement.

Formed in 1995, Christus Trinity Clinic is a nonprofit practice with more than 650 providers in 41 specialties. It has locations in 41 Northeast Texas counties.

Over the past 2 1/2 years, the practice has nearly doubled its number of providers and cares for almost 200,000 patients.

Rev Group buys Lance Camper

The Rev Group, which owns and operates the Capacity of Texas and ElDorado Mobility plant in Longview, said Friday it acquired the Lance Camper Manufacturing Co.

The acquisition enables Rev to enter the rapidly growing towables segment of the recreational vehicle market by adding Lance's premium portfolio of truck campers, towable campers and toy haulers to Rev's existing suite of motorized offerings.

Founded in 1965, Lance Camper designs, engineers and manufactures its lineup of products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It says it is a leader in the towables RV industry, has more than 550 employees and generates approximately $100 million in annual revenue.

The Milwaukee-based Rev Group has about 241 employees in Longview.

Carillo tapped to lead Trinity spinoff firm

Antonio Carrillo, CEO of Mexichem S.A.B. de C.V., will be president and CEO of a new infrastructure products company being created by a spinoff from Trinity Industries Inc., the Dallas-based manufacturer said.

Timothy R. Wallace, Trinity's chairman, CEO and president, will remain in his current role after the spinoff. Trinity's portfolio of businesses will be comprised primarily of Trinity's rail-related businesses consisting of rail manufacturing, leasing and services.

"I am pleased that Antonio has agreed to serve," Wallace said in a statement. "His previous experience at Trinity, both in management and as a member of our board, will be of significant value to the new company."

Trinity's TrinityRail subsidiary has about 1,000 employees in the Longview area, according to data from Longview Economic Development Corp.

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