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Industry Folks - Trey Swor, Joeris General Contractors

AUSTIN - Growing up in Austin was a great place to be a kid. There were endless outdoor activities and things to do....

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02/27/2019 18:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Brad Hartman, Current Electric

AUSTIN - Brad Hartman’s parents moved around quite a bit because his father was in the oil field. Brad was actually born in San Marcos, but raised in west Texas. He had a good childhood growing up In Colorado City, TX. Then he and his family stepped out of Texas to New Mexico. Brad graduated high school in Hobbs, NM. With plans to go to college, Brad attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, ultimately; he also graduated from the Independent E...

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Monique Westley Smith, Commercial Flooring Facilitators, LLC

AUSTIN - She was born and raised in Kenner, LA, a city right outside of New Orleans. Her childhood was amazing with her two older siblings. Monique’s parents are both full time pastors, but they always made time for their kids. Monique was very active growing up. She was a cheerleader, gymnast, dancer and ran track....

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10/29/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Sam Drew, Conquest Demolition Inc.

AUSTIN - Sam Drew was born at a military base in sunny San Diego. But the warm weather and beautiful beaches wouldn’t be home for long. Typical of military families, Drew was raised on the complete opposite side of the continental US, in Bangor, ME, whose average first freeze of the season occurs in early October, with the last freeze in early May....

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08/29/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Teresa (Terri) Parker, Commercial Flooring Systems

AUSTIN - Her honest choice of words describes who she is and how she got to where she is today. Teresa Parker was in a construction office as early as 18 years old....

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks - Ramiro Rodriguez, Millard Drywall & Acoustical Construction Inc.

AUSTIN - We are not born with our work ethic; it’s something we develop over time. Ramiro Rodriguez began building his work ethic at 12 years old. He was born in Salamanca, a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0