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Chip off the old block

AUSTIN - Funny how things work out sometimes. Take Roberto Marín, for instance. As head of Bison Build, he wasn’t planning to start his own separate, masonry entity, but that’s sure how it worked out....

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02/27/2019 18:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Thoroughly modern

AUSTIN - Brad Jones was working for a railroad when he was offered a job working with a decorative concrete contractor. He did this for eight years, but the man closed his business and moved back to Florida....

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02/27/2019 18:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Old world style

AUSTIN - Jay Gordon, owner of Blackout Custom Signs, is a throwback to an earlier era in America. He loves the old style look of signs from days gone by, even if they aren’t as slick as a computerized, machine-cut, sterile sign one could easily find today....

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From U.K. to U.S.

AUSTIN - Chris Duncanson is a proud Scot who came to America in 2010 and loves it here. “After being here [in Texas] for six years, I actually love Texas. It’s a very cool state.” He said driving is his passion and loves going on road trips with his Boston-born wife. He did spend over two years in New Jersey when he first came to the States, but came to Texas when he and his wife wanted a change of scenery and more opportunities....

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A legacy in glass

AUSTIN - Growing up in a family glass business in Midland, TX, Trace Sidle decided he wanted to travel a different path. He enrolled in the University of Oklahoma and earned a political science degree. After graduating from OU, Sidle had every intention of pursuing a career in government or politics, but wanted to come back to Texas to be closer to his family rather than going the DC route. He moved to Austin to pursue a career at the state capit...

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Industry Folks - Natalya S. Sheddan, Cokinos | Young

AUSTIN - Culture shock describes it best for Sheddan when she moved to Texas as a teenager. And who could blame her? Sheddan was born and raised in the Ukraine until she moved to the United States....

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OSHA - Shore it. Slope it. Shield it.

SAN ANTONIO - Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred be...

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Emerging risk - Recovery of attorney’s fees in construction disputes: The devil is in the details

SAN ANTONIO - The long held general rule of law in Texas regarding the recovery of attorney’s fees is that attorney’s fees paid to prosecute or defend a lawsuit cannot be recovered in that suit absent a statute or contract that allows for their recovery. For more than 100 years, the Courts of our great state have held that they do not have the authority to require a losing party to pay the prevailing party’s fees unless a statute or contra...

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Insurance - Workers Compensation

SAN ANTONIO - Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage....

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Accounting - Why the construction industry needs cybersecurity

SAN ANTONIO - It’s no secret that cybercrime is costly. According to a study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the cost of cybercrime to the global community reached record levels in 2017, totaling between $445 and $608 billion.1 By 2019, the global cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion.2...

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