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Industry FOLKS – Gilbert Pena, Driver, Triple-S Steel

AUSTIN, TX – Gilbert Pena says he mostly spends time working in Austin and San Antonio these days....

Created by : Abby BeMent
01/31/2013 19:44:00 | Viewed: 388
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Industry FOLKS – Tom Stalboerger, Counter Salesman, Material Products International Ltd. (MPI)

AUSTIN, TX – Tom Stalboerger says he has worked for MPI owner Jesse Candelas since 1982. As a counter salesman, he helps contractors and homeowners find masonry supplies....

Created by : Abby BeMent
12/06/2012 20:16:00 | Viewed: 330
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Industry FOLKS – Phil Guerrero, Counter Sales, Baker Distributing Co.

AUSTIN, TX – Phil Guerrero wakes up early and begins working at the Baker Distributing Co. San Marcos, TX store by 8am. He works with store manager Jason McGlothlin on a daily basis....

Created by : Abby BeMent
11/09/2012 17:17:00 | Viewed: 60
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Industry FOLKS – Ronnie Frazier, Counter Sales, Lone Star Materials Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Ronnie Frazier assists walk-in customers and handles accounts receivables at Lone Star Materials Inc. in Austin, TX....

Created by : Abby BeMent
11/09/2012 16:53:00 | Viewed: 49
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Industry FOLKS – Nathan Carson, Counter Sales, Cashway Building Materials

AUSTIN, TX – Nathan Carson spends his mornings and afternoons helping with counter sales and sometimes he makes deliveries as a driver....

Created by : Abby BeMent
11/09/2012 16:49:00 | Viewed: 433
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Industry FOLKS – Fernando Gonzales, Carpenter, Door Outlet

AUSTIN – Traveling all the way from Mexico to Chicago, IL, Fernando Gonzales has gained lots of carpentry experience since 1986....

Created by : Abby BeMent
10/16/2012 15:48:00 | Viewed: 424
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0