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Who are you calling old?

AUSTIN - If you own a visible old wooden barn, you might just get a knock on your door from Jeffrey Spector, owner/president of This Old Wood. The company sells wood from old structures, which may come from the late 1800s or early 1900s, which they strip from old buildings in the greater Texas area. They also work with partners from other parts of the country to receive different types of wood. “It’s great to get out there with nature and ha...

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Job Site - Northstar Fire Protection

AUSTIN - Graham Ellason with Northstar Fire Protection is taping and doping sprinkler heads for the South By Southwest project. -cmw...

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Christmas at Dale’s Essenhaus

AUSTIN - Koetter Fire Protection of Austin LLC held their annual Christmas party at Dale’s Essenhaus in Walburg. The annual event was held on Dec. 15 where Koetter employees and their families came together to share some holiday cheer. The Koetter family chose to support the Texas Baptist Children’s home during this holiday season in hopes to make the 144 children and their mothers living there a little brighter. –cmw...

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Newly acquired firm keeps local name

AUSTIN - Founded in 1968 and having just celebrated 50 years in business, Raba Kistner Inc. (RK) has been acquired by an Australian engineering firm, Construction Sciences....

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A United Christmas

AUSTIN - United Rentals shared these photos from their Christmas dinner on Dec. 7. By the looks of things, everyone had a joyous time. -cmw...

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A new owner, a new name

AUSTIN - When Nate Anderson of Weifield Group Contracting moved to Georgetown in July 2018, he met with local general contractors and vendors and inquired about electrical contractors with a good reputation in the industry and the community. The Denver-based company’s strategic planning committee, which meets twice a year, had been looking at expanding the services into new markets....

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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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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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