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UMCA Fore the win!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: Jeremy Peek, David Gladu, Gary Lockwood and Lance Bryant took home the trophy Oct. 18 at the United Masonry Contractors Association’s (UMCA) Fall Golf Tournament. The annual event was held at Bear Creek Country Club. –mjm...

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Renaissance can

DALLAS/FT WORTH - With their eye for design and big hearts for worthy causes, Dallas architects, engineers and construction companies bring their “can-do” attitude every year to the international design/build CANstruction competition. Creating sculptures out of donated canned goods, 27 teams competed this year in categories such as “Best Use of Labels” and “Best Meal” as well as “Most Cans” donated. It looks like they will have to...

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Bye, Buy(ers) birdie

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Buyers Barricades team Eddie Harmon, Tony Troxclair, Jason Garrett and Josh Wilburn placed first at Regional Hispanic Contractors Association’s (RHCA) Annual Clay Shoot Classic. The event, held Sep. 8 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, raised funds for construction, architecture and engineering major scholarships. –mjm...

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Natural disasters and N.Tx. construction

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Talking about natural disasters and the lasting effects they have is never an easy topic. First of all, our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the families affected by the recent hurricanes and the earthquake in Mexico. Once again, I am proud to call myself an American and a Texan because of the immense amount of support we provide, not only to our own residents, but also other areas in need....

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Fused in first place

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: FSG Electric’s Steve Bradbury, Randy West, Terry Simmons, Robbie Dennett and Rob Wilson (not pictured) took top prize at the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Fort Worth/Tarrant County Clay Shoot. The team competed against 131 shooters at the event, hosted Aug. 4 at Alpine Gun Range. –mjm...

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Flower power

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Networking was in full bloom Jul. 27 at the TEXO Women’s Forum Summer Networking Event! Held at TEXO Dallas Conference Center, over 30 women in construction planted both socializing seeds and pretty countertop gardens. –mjm...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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