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Entering construction

AUSTIN - Five months ago, ACM Tractor Sales decided it was time to get into construction. Although the company had been entertaining the idea for several years, they wanted to do their research....

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It starts with

AUSTIN - Capitol DIRTT – stands for (D)oing (I)t (R)ight (T)his (T)ime. Doing what right? Well, interior construction of course....

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Swinerton serves subcontractors

AUSTIN - More than 100 attended the 2nd Annual Subcontractor Appreciation Oktoberfest, or Swintoberfest, on Sept. 29 at Swinerton Builders in Austin. Guests dined on German food, beer and, an Austin original, Amy’s Ice Cream. - ke...

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Employees with a vision

AUSTIN - Imagine 265 employees who have bought into a vision to satisfy customers, grow a company and support each other. Lasco Austin is where you will find these sorts of employees, says Robbie Ketch, branch manager....

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Horses, planes and doors

AUSTIN - Mike Schweiss is one focused individual. Rather than devoting time and energy to a wide variety of activities and undertakings, he finds fulfillment in two areas of interest - doors and horses. From his point of view, everything else is pretty much a diversion. It's been that way for much of his adult life....

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Celebrating 50 years

AUSTIN - Leo Joeris got his foot in the construction door when he went to work for his brother Joe after the war. After getting some valuable experience he became an acoustical ceiling contractor before going back into the general construction side of working for William Matera Construction....

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Focus - Truck drivers and concrete

HOUSTON - Holeman has been in the concrete industry since 1998. He has served as president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Houston Chapter since 2016 and is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)....

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Focus - Construction safety tightens

SAN ANTONIO - What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? We continue to experience a shortage of qualified labor and volatility in the commodities markets causing spikes in pricing for concrete ready-mix, steel and lumber products used in our industry....

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Focus - A robust industry

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Sandbrook is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in management, he spent 13 years in the U.S. Army which included a four-year tour in Germany in cavalry and engineering units, three years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Military Academy and two years as the Army Program representative to Raytheon. While teaching at West Point, Sanbr...

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Focus - Concrete and construction

AUSTIN - After moving to Texas in 1983, Angelo went to work for Trinity Engineering Testing Laboratories in the firm’s geotechnical department and then shortly transferred to the construction materials testing department and has been working with testing labs ever since....

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