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DALLAS / FORT WORTH Focus

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Focus - Industry’s state in 2018: “Optimistic and confident”

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? I’d have to say the state of the industry is both optimistic and confident. Analytics are showing an increase in the percentage of contractors reporting either steady or increased backlog heading into 2018....

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Focus - Caterpillar

DALLAS/FT WORTH - No matter the size or model, every Cat® Compact Track Loader features a suspended undercarriage for superior traction, extra comfort, exceptional stability, longer track life, & lower ground pressure. Easy-to-use pilot-operated controls keep you more productive throughout the work day. Our high performance powertrain, and advanced hydraulic system, can handle the toughest working conditions....

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Focus - Case

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More power. More productivity. More value....

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Focus - Cautiously Optimistic

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Business is good on the construction equipment side of things according to AED members and most are optimistic about the future. However, we still face challenges. Many report business is up or at least consistent with last year, though margins remain slim....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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Focus - New Holland

DALLAS/FT WORTH - New Holland Construction Equipment is keen to expand their offering in the very active compact track loader market. In April they announced the new C234 to their line-up....

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Focus - Takeuchi

DALLAS/FT WORTH - New for 2018, Takeuchi has introduced the TL6 compact track loader, an agile, compact machine that is easy to transport, and features outstanding stability and performance. The TL6 is ideal for cus-tomers in the agricultural, general contracting, landscaping and rental industries. Powered by a Kubota 2.4 liter, 65.2 horsepower engine, the TL6 features a radial lift loader design with a maximum lift height of 9 feet 6.4 inches,...

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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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