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Living a dream

AUSTIN - One of the first things you notice when you walk into Alpha Glass Company is the “big beautiful saltwater fish tank.” The general manager Daniel Aguilar said it was his stepbrother’s childhood dream to have one....

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Good impressions

AUSTIN - They started out in the blueprint industry, catering to contractors and others in the construction industry. Today, Burks Digital Imaging has expanded to digital printing and equipment sales. Marge and LJ Burks founded the company in 1969. They rebranded in 2015. The Burks family runs the business and Kevin, their son, now sits at the helm of the company....

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The flow of things

AUSTIN - Without hesitation Chris Knox, general manager for Hydro Resources in Dripping Springs said Fred’s brisket is his favorite. The company has a few guys that participate in the Founders Day barbeque in Dripping Springs. It just so happens Fred Smith, one of the pump installers, has been grilling for a long time and is darn good at it. Smith doesn’t stop there; he also makes his own sauce to top off the brisket....

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Ask and you shall receive

AUSTIN - Construction has highs and lows. The low is being able to find qualified, reliable workers. The high is in the completion of a job and a satisfied customer. Tony Tijerina, owner of Centex Personnel Services, had the vision to have construction at its all time high....

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Nicely done

AUSTIN - She gets to work with good people. “Most of our employees have been with us for at least 30 years and that’s laborers too. We have very few new people,” says April Welch, office manager at Contractors Asphalt....

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Let’s keep building

AUSTIN - Take a look at this year’s Build Expo. On Jan. 24 and 25, the Austin Convention Center doors opened up for the construction industry. Folks took a walk on the expo side, visiting exhibitors and attending seminars. Attendees were networking while enjoying food and the perks of each exhibitor. –lv...

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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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