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Cut out for change

AUSTIN - Jorge Gallegos had mechanical know-how, but spent his days toiling on car repairs. His wife, Ana, had a degree in graphic design, but was too busy raising four kids under age 4 to work full-time in her field. It wasn’t long before the couple decided they needed to work together to change their path....

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11/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Twist and weld

AUSTIN - People notice a difference when they come to Austin. Call it a vibe, atmosphere, culture, whatever - it just feels different in Austin....

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11/27/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Changing worlds

AUSTIN - Construction has put Jeff Fry on the map – literally. His previous work as a general contractor and construction manger has taken him places some only dream about visiting....

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10/29/2018 20:38:00 | Viewed: 0
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Equipping the field

AUSTIN - The Lawless Group isn’t a mega-warehouse like, say, Amazon, which sells anything and everything. Instead, Lawless represents specific manufacturers and sells those items to those who need them....

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10/29/2018 20:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Phoenix rising

AUSTIN - Twin brothers Cory Mancuso and Cullen Mancuso are the third generation in a family dedicated to equipping Texas. Their grandfather founded U-Rent-Em in the 1970s, which was purchased by RSC. Their dad Vincent Mancuso worked there before establishing 2-C Equipment (the two C’s a tribute to his sons) in Jarrell in 1998....

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10/29/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cutting to the core

AUSTIN - Texas Curb Cut can trace its roots back to one lone, lousy concrete contractor in Phoenix....

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10/29/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0