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Aspiring to new heights

AUSTIN - The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) hosted its annual conference, SubExcel, in Denver, CO on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Mar. 15-18, with a theme of helping contractors reach their peak performance....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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A chipper evening

AUSTIN – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter let the chips fall where they may at their annual Casino Night and Chapter PAC Fundraiser event on Feb. 16 at The Oasis. Guests also had the chance to win special items, like Vanessa Kimball with Centex Personnel, who won a Fitbit. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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Double the love

AUSTIN – When Larry Lacy founded Double L Insulation 21 years ago, he came into it with 24 years of experience, having worked for his father, Jim Lacy....

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03/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Green stream(ing) of ideas

AUSTIN – In February, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas Regional Council had a retreat where members met with their statewide board representatives Jane Baxter Lynn, Paul Brown and Scott Gerhardt, to discuss plans for 2017 and to confirm the focus on advocacy, education and outreach. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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National recognition

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Several Texas firms were awarded the coveted Eagles and Pyramids. Below is a list of construction firms in the Austin area that won. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Bringing on the eats

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter had its ABC-OSHA Partnership Chili/BBQ Cook Off on Mar. 9 at VFW Post 8787 in Austin. Plenty of teams left with awards and everybody had a great time. –cw...

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03/30/2017 15:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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