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Target practice

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Texas DFW Council Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) hosted their Spring Tactical Shoot May 18 at the TDSA Private Outdoor Range in Ferris, TX. Experienced SWAT instructors from Group 6 Training used the AR15 platform to train 36 painting contractors and their associates on real world close quarters battle tactics, which included engaging and identifying multiple threats. The event ended with a scored SW...

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King pin

DALLAS/FT WORTH - City Wide Mechanical took first place at the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) bowling tournament held on Jul. 19. L-R: John Ivey, Ryan Ivey, Lori Ivey, Rick Mitchell and Josh Williams. -cmw...

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Showing appreciation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Forth Worth Chapter hosted their industry appreciation night Jul. 19 at Diamond Oaks Country Club. Members of the association treated guests to night of fine dining. –cmw...

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07/27/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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CEF 2018 graduation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Jun. 21, the Construction Education Foundation (CEF) held a graduation ceremony for apprentices having completed their required hours of the association’s four-year program. The event was held at the Westin Hotel in Irving. Eighty-eight graduates from eight trades, construction management and supervisory training participated in the graduation ceremony with 750 in attendance to include family members, industry and compa...

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Electrical graduation

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Dallas Chapter of the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) celebrated the graduation of 97 electrician apprentices May 29, with over 800 in attendance. Mr. Julian Alvarez, Texas Commission of Labor, Texas Workforce Commission was the commencement speaker. The IEC apprenticeship is a four-year program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. Upon successful completion of the pr...

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06/28/2018 20:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Star tour

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: George McGraw, Plains Capital Bank; Brian Kindopp, Staley Steel; Pam & Kelly Clymer, Mid South Fire Solutions attended the The Star Tour hosted by Subcontractors Association of the Metroplex (SAM) Jun. 7. –cmw...

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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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