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Focus – Women in Construction – More opportunities for women than ever

AUSTIN – What is your background in the construction industry? My parents have owned a construction company for nearly 20 years so I grew up learning the ins and outs of the industry. However, I only started working within the industry in 2009, when Edge was incorporated....

Created by : cwright
04/01/2016 18:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast - Construction Outlook: Sweet (and Sour) ‘16

AUSTIN – Texas contractors are facing a varied landscape in 2016. Overall, the outlook is favorable, but the slump in oil and gas drilling will be a major drag....

Created by : cwright-au
12/30/2015 16:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Xtreme

AUSTIN – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Deere

AUSTIN – The John Deere 1050K was designed and built with state-of-the art tools and techniques. Boasting more power and weight than the J-Series model it replaces, the 1050K Dozer delivers the performance you need for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications. When you compare it to other crawlers in its class, the John Deere 1050K is the obvious choice....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Case

AUSTIN – Introducing the new D Series excavators, built inside and out to provide what you wanted – more power, more durability, more comfort and more control. They offer a new boom and arm design, enhanced hydraulics, a redesigned cab, a stronger undercarriage and more standard features, including a control pattern selector, free swing, additional handrails and a heated air-ride seat. All of it together helps you get more done....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Link Belt

AUSTIN – The TCC-1100 110-ton has been well received and is the third in a growing lineup of Link-Belt telescopic crawlers, cementing the company’s presence in the market. Its design focuses on robustness, simplicity and reliability for the general contractor or bare rental fleet owner....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0