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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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Industry Folks - Pablo Mancias, Longhorn Stucco Masonry Supply

AUSTIN - There is a reason Pablo Mancias didn’t dream of a career in the heating, ventilation and air condition-ing industry in his youth....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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