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“W” is for work

AUSTIN - Forrest Ferguson found his destiny in a World Book Encyclopedia at the age of 7 – specifically the “W” book....

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Gator-way to heaven

AUSTIN - Sheldon Kramer warns that if you see a 3-ft. alligator crossing a city street, prepare for something to hit the fan. While leaving for work one day, he saw an Alligator mississippiensis scuttle across a downtown San Marcos street. After the creature catching all went down, some unrelated workplace drama also went down. That day, he ended up parting ways with his boss....

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Capital gain

AUSTIN - Jason Gordon didn’t open the third branch of his company, Heartland Acoustics & Interiors, in Texas’ capital city to “keep Austin weird,” although what he does is unique to the city. While scouting out a Texas location to complement his Colorado and California offices, he couldn’t help but notice Austin was indeed a bit different....

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Spotlight - James Pickell, Pickell Plumbing LLC

AUSTIN - Chinese teacher and philosopher Confucius advised us to study the past to define the future, and James Pickell seems to have heeded that wisdom. The owner of Pickell Plumbing LLC has overcome obstacles he has faced in life to build a thriving business rooted in daily hard work, tenacity and, interestingly, a water softener that he calls “Pickell Juice.”...

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Hopping to hype

AUSTIN - Kanga Roof isn’t just a clever name; it’s a clever marketing strategy according to Scott Feller, vice president of marketing....

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08/29/2018 16:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Artistry in stone

AUSTIN - Make no mistake: masonry is hard work – lugging heavy stones in place, usually in the hot sun, slapping mortar down to secure the rocks....

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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