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FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing- Plumbing provides “great lifestyle”

DALLAS - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or slowdown in business? There is definitely an increase in work. The number of plumbers, fitters and welders working right now is great. Better than that, the future looks promising. We are always looking for great service plumbers and apprentices that are interested in something different and they are getting harder to find....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Meeting industry demands through rapid workforce training

AUSTIN – Kevin Brackmeyer, executive director at Skillpoint Alliance, is a former educator of 30 years who believes that closing the poverty gap by providing valuable, rapid, industry recognized certifications to some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens is their most important mission....

Created by : cwright
02/24/2017 19:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – Construction market looks good for 2017

AUSTIN – What markets do you expect Austin Underground and the industry will see an increase in over the course of 2017?...

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 15:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Ditch Witch

AUSTIN – Ditch Witch customers asked for more power to perform all functions at once. Both the JT30 and its counterpart, the JY30 All Terrain, are the most powerful and quietest drills in their class – by a long shot. And both are products of direct customer feedback from years of experience in all types of job conditions....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Snorkel

AUSTIN – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Cat

AUSTIN – Caterpillar introduced its new 304.5E2 XTC (Xtra Tool Carrier) into the Mini-Excavator lineup, delivering industry leading innovation. The addition of a Skid Steer Coupler Interface offers unique worksite versatility by giving the ability to attach a Skit Steer Work Tool onto the 304.5E2 XTC....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : contributorcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Wanted: YOU

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

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0