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Pronounced Lee-see

AUSTIN - After spending 10 years working with commercial manufacturers such as Phillips and GE, the light bulb didn’t go out for Daniel Cook. Instead, the bulb got brighter for him....

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Strength in merger

AUSTIN - Local architectural firm Jackson Galloway Architects just got a little stronger as it announced they have been acquired by FGM Architects. The merger strengthens the firm’s capacity to serve clients in Central Texas and regionally with a focus on schools, public safety, municipalities, recreational and religious institutions....

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From pillow to post

AUSTIN - Margarito Garcia learned about insulation at a young age – and he learned the hard way. As a 13-year-old traveling to Austin from Mexico to be reunited with family, he stayed in a renovated house along the way. Nearing bedtime and needing a pillow, he spotted a bag of insulation in the corner of an unfinished room, propped it under his head and settled into sleep....

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Behind the door

AUSTIN - R&S Overhead Garage Door of Austin is not really the company’s real name, you know. General Manager Mandy Jones says the business was intended to be called something else, but a sign appeared and showed founder Robert Smith that it wasn’t meant to be....

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Roll of change

AUSTIN - Massif Concrete production manager Bryan Thibodeaux, an avid coin collector, is always on the hunt for that prized penny: a 1982 D. The transitional coin, if in good condition, could fetch him $100,000 or more, and sometimes he will buy rolls of pennies just to see if one might appear....

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Old school quality

AUSTIN - Shawn Herring admits he was more than nervous when his father Bill Herring handed him the family business and retired....

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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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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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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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