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Team spirit

AUSTIN - The team members and owners of K&J Woodworks keep their hands busy with outside activities and serving the community of Uhland. The team members want to give back to the community and did when they partnered last year with HEB....

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Don’t eat that

AUSTIN - Her slogan is, “If you can cook, you can chem.” President of NovaTuff Coatings, Sue Wilson is great in the kitchen and turned that into being great at formulations. You can’t stop her from going into the chemistry lab at five in the morning....

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Side by side

AUSTIN - There are ten employees and more than half of them are directly related to her. Chief administrative officer of Millwork Services, Crystal Griffin has tried convincing her sister who’d rather go into the medical field to come work with everyone too. “I did try to entertain the option of bringing in a wellness aspect to the company and maybe hiring her part time to come in and do something,” she teases and laughs....

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Foundation success

AUSTIN - Foundation Building Materials (FBM) was started in 2011 by three business partners who saw a void in the growing specialty building materials market and sought to fill it. Ruben Mendoza, John Gorey and Tom Fischbeck, all with previous building materials industry experience, started FBM to provide professional contractors with a new and highly customer-focused option for sourcing materials and delivery....

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Down from the quarry they come

AUSTIN - Find your seat and place your bets, you’re going to a horse race. For the last seven or eight years employees from Espinoza Stone Inc. have shut down to travel to a quarter horse race. Not your typical workday, but you have to support your boss....

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Paving his own way

AUSTIN - Bill Holmes honestly wasn’t trying to “keep up with the neighbors” when he decided to get into the paving business....

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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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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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