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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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Focus - Caterpillar

AUSTIN - No matter the size or model, every Cat® Compact Track Loader features a suspended undercarriage for superior traction, extra comfort, exceptional stability, longer track life, & lower ground pressure. Easy-to-use pilot-operated controls keep you more productive throughout the work day. Our high performance powertrain, and advanced hydraulic system, can handle the toughest working conditions....

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Legal - Assessing impact of Houston’s overhaul of Floodplains Building Regulation

Houston - On April 4, 2018, the Houston City Council voted to significantly overhaul regulations on building within the 100- and 500-year floodplains. The proposal to amend Chapter 19 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances, the City’s Floodplain Regulation Ordinance, was first introduced in late January and was specifically fast-tracked through the ordinance revision process. Several groups voiced concerns about the unintended consequences o...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - For retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth consideringFor retirement-minded contractors, ESOPs offer benefits worth considering

SAN ANTONIO - For some construction company owners ready to retire, selling their business to outsiders or passing it down to relatives seems the easiest and fastest way out the door. There is another option, however, that is growing in popularity: selling the business to employees by means of an employee stock option plan (ESOP). Although not appropriate for every construction company, an ESOP carries several inherent advantages, including the a...

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Focus - Wanted: YOU

AUSTIN - Workforce shortages! The need for more skilled tradespeople! Bring back the trades to the schools!...

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A change in direction

Houston - In addition to his role as president of CFI Mechanical Inc., Chuck Fell served as the president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) in 2014 through 2015. He continues to attend and serve as a past president of the association....

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