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Giving ‘em Moore

AUSTIN - Customers at Moore Supply Co.’s two Austin locations might never guess that the company giving them local, personal service is actually part of a plumbing, heating and industrial supply behemoth Hajoca Corporation. They also might not know that Moore Supply Co. operates 51 traditional plumbing supply businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The company reaches customers far and wide, but it prides itself on making each...

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Small but mighty

AUSTIN - For years, Gabe Gotsche had worked in the HVAC industry, but felt he wasn’t serving the community in a way that was important to him. To solve that, he founded G&S Mechanical with his wife Jackie in 2008....

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No more harsh winters

AUSTIN - A pet longhorn is no ordinary pet. Mark Erickson, owner of Longhorn Concrete & Foundation Repair is no ordinary guy. Erickson comes all the way from South Dakota. He’s been doing lift and leveling for about 14 years through his sister company, Spark’s Concrete Lifting....

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Hook ‘em paint

AUSTIN - One thing that is true of Texas is: the Lone Star State attracts a great deal of people and business from other states. According to the Office of the State Demographer, from 2005 to 2013, an estimated 4.8 million people moved to Texas from the other 49 states. (https://www.texastribune.org/2016/04/20/texas-top-destination-domestic-migrants/)...

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Covering Texas

AUSTIN - When it comes to the construction industry in Texas, Brendan Doyle, division president for Marek Brothers Systems, says that things weren’t always so good....

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Bringing it all together

AUSTIN - That’s what happened on March 21 at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall when HOLT CAT invited customers from San Antonio and Austin to the unveiling of the Next Generation of CAT Excavators....

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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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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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