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Now on the BBQ circuit

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Rain didn’t keep the crowds from coming! Several hundred curious and hungry guests attended the Inde-pendent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Fort Worth/Tarrant County chapter’s wire off and first annual barbecue cook-off. The event, hosted at Acme Electric in Fort Worth on Jun. 3, brought out the mem-bers’ competitive side. Wife-off competi-tors were Cable Electric’s Francisco Gabriola and Mario Gonzales and JMEG’s Kel...

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Top it like it’s hot

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Topgolf was in full swing for Subcontractors Association of the Metorplex (SAM) on May 3. SAM hosted a warm, almost-summer-evening of fun, food and prizes for its members at Topgolf Dallas. -mjm...

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05/30/2017 18:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Enjoying the day

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A mariachi band, family activities, a health/wellness fair and expo greeted industry members at Dallas’ Mountain View College on May 13. The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association (RHCA) hosted its annual “Day of the Construction Worker,” an event dedicated to the construction industry’s men and women. Individual members were also recognized at the event for their excellence in performance and safety. –mjm...

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They’re in it together

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In the past, each of the Construction Education Foundation’s (CEF) seven trade councils hosted its own barbecue for its program’s students. Although thoughtful, hosting seven separate barbecues wasn’t practical and didn’t foster a sense of community among the students....

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What on Earth?

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Construction-related companies were green and on the scene at Dallas’ Fair Park Apr. 21-23. At Earth Day Texas 2017, heralded as the world’s largest Earth Day event, these innovators and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) North Texas chapter edu-cated attendees about how the construction industry is making great strides in choosing building materials and methods that are kinder to our planet. –mjm...

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04/27/2017 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Chapters tee-m up

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - The Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Dallas and Fort Worth/Tarrant chapters co-hosted the 11th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament. Held at Euless’ Texas Star Golf Course on April 13, the event provided members of both chapters a chance to enjoy the green, network and possibly score some bragging rights....

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04/27/2017 17:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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