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Seretta celebrates new facility

AUSTIN - In the mid ‘80s when the construction industry was experiencing a downward spiral, concrete tilt wall pioneer Richard McPherson, PE realized he needed to find someplace other than Texas to work. A structural engineer by trade, McPherson had been designing and constructing concrete tilt wall structures since 1963 when tilt wall construction wasn’t an industry yet....

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A new A & M

AUSTIN - The very last thing Arturo Murillo ever wanted to do was weld. He had heard too many horror stories of welders going blind or becoming ill from breathing in the fumes of their trade....

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Lowden clear

AUSTIN - Dale Lowden is a third-generation land clearer with construction running deep in his family. He was working for his father’s small excavating company in the early 1980s on a golf course project when the project manager approached him with a work opportunity. Lowden seized the opportunity and started Lowden Excavating in 1982....

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Forward glass

AUSTIN - In 1984, Les Craft opened a commercial and residential glass and glazing company in League City. He knew, after working in the glass and glazing industry for years, that he could create a new and better kind of company....

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80 great years

AUSTIN - Hall’s Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. is celebrating 80 years in the con-struction industry this year, and there is more cause for celebration: The fourth generation of the Hall Family is taking her place at the helm....

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Doggett acquisition

AUSTIN - Houston-based Leslie Doggett Industries, through its newly acquired Truck Enterprises Group, has expanded into the trailer business with the acquisition of a privately-held Great Dane Trailer distributor/dealer. Doggett has locations throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas including Houston, San Antonio and Austin, Texas....

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Focus - Economic benefits of green

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Throneberry leads the sales and marketing efforts for DMI Technologies. He began his career in the early ’90s with a regional telecommunications company and has spent the last 20 years in various leadership roles for Telecom and Software companies....

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Focus - Designing responsibly with green in mind

SAN ANTONIO - Robyn Popa, AIA, LEED AP,is a Partner at Pfluger Architects’ San Antonio office. Her experience includes master planning, facility assessment, programming, design, production and construction administration. She is currently President of the Association for Learning Environments’ South Texas chapter....

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Focus - Green building in the United States of America is a victim of its own success

SAN ANTONIO - Flash back to 1894: refrigeration systems dedicated primarily to producing large blocks of ice, have begun to revolutionize the way that industrial processes function and have opened incredible new ways to preserve and transport food. Engineers decide that a committee should be formed to standardize and regulate these systems and the American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHAE) was founded....

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OSHA - Personal protective equipment

AUSTIN - Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, protective equipment includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, and respirators....

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