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Focus - The path of construction

AUSTIN - Over the years HEW has primarily acted as a subcontractor to general contractors doing interior finishes, and as a small general contractor for projects that are $6 million and under. On February 1st HEW hits 30 years! Here is what’s in store for the 2018 forecast....

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Focus - Cautiously Optimistic

AUSTIN - Business is good on the construction equipment side of things according to AED members and most are optimistic about the future. However, we still face challenges. Many report business is up or at least consistent with last year, though margins remain slim....

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11/28/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Geomax

AUSTIN - GeoMax Positioning provides a comprehensive portfolio of quality construction and surveying instruments, and software. Easy-to-use GPS/ GNSS instruments, total stations, software, lasers, levels and accessories. As a part of Hexagon Corporation; a global technology group with strong market positions within measurement technologies, GeoMax has access to state of the art development and production facilities worldwide....

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Focus - Bobcat

AUSTIN - New Bobcat T595 compact track loader boasts the most horsepower in its size class. The new 74-horsepower Bobcat® T595 compact track loader features increased horsepower and performance for pushing or digging applications, without the need for operators to move up to a bigger machine....

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Focus - YANMAR

Austin - The ViO35-6A is our most popular model and the most innovative, fuel-efficient excavator YANMAR has ever built. The advanced technology zero tail swing ViO35-6A features an electronically controlled Tier 4 engine and dramatically evolved hydraulic system. It also comes standard with ECO and Auto-Deceleration modes for even more operational efficiency. All of which means the ViO35 delivers up to 20% less fuel consumption than previous mod...

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Focus - MEC

AUSTIN - MEC Aerial Work Platforms, a name synonymous with robust, unique, innovative, state-of-the-art lift designs for over 40 years introduced its new Micro Scissors line recently which included a 13 foot platform height, lightweight, low cost, feature rich scissors lift that literally took what was long considered a commodity product line and generated new excitement and enthusiasm! ‘Rock Star’ has been the term used by tradesman to descr...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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