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From new cars to New Rüf

AUSTIN - Michael Winot spent more than two decades trying to clear lots of cars, when he would have preferred to be building on those lots. As general manager at a multi-million dollar car dealership, he was growing weary of overseeing hundreds of employees. Craving self-employment, Winot started exploring his options....

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04/30/2019 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Soul proprietor

AUSTIN - Glen McEuen was surprised to learn that the window into his soul was … the window and siding industry....

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Lone Star Sunrise

AUSTIN - James Hart used to live both overseas and in Arizona, but an annual family trip to the Lone Star State convinced him that Texas was the state for him. That’s why, in 1983, James moved to Austin to become a permanent Texan and continue working in construction, something he had done since he was young....

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Sold on a dream

AUSTIN - Online sales sold Amy Teykl on pursuing a new career. When the former educational supply manufacturer’s rep realized rising online product sales were closing the stores she sold to, she began exploring other fields....

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Family (full) circle

AUSTIN - When Jorge Abalos moved to the United States from Mexico in 2008, he got right to work, thanks to his work ethic and his wife Yadira. Yadira’s father and cousin both owned painting and drywall companies, and Jorge learned all he could about both trades so that he could make a life for himself in America....

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Lien-ing in and bonding

AUSTIN - What if contractors and subcon-tractors could start lien or bond processes through a website rather than hire a lawyer?...

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04/30/2019 19:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0