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Focus - Resurrecting HS training

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A 4th generation Texan, State Representative Keith Bell resides in Forney, TX. Before being elected to represent House District 4 in November 2018, Bell served as a trustee on the Forney ISD School Board for 20 years; elected as president 14 times. He has been in the electrical field since 1976 and founded Intex Electrical Contractors Inc. in November 1983 and serves as CEO/President. A serial entrepreneur, he has owned and oper...

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Focus - Concrete repair industry programs

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Recent advancements in the concrete repair industry have changed the way repair and maintenance of concrete structures is approached. New technologies developed, refined, and widely implemented over the past few decades include cathodic protection systems for reinforcement corrosion mitigation, fiber reinforced polymers for strengthening and repair of structural concrete, and high-performance concrete mixes, such as self-consoli...

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04/29/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Changing the industry

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Atcheson grew up in the construction industry and went to her father’s jobsites. She has worked on numerous projects through the years as well as advanced in her career to be an assistant superintendent at Skanska....

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Construction education

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The construction industry is a wide-reaching and exceptionally dynamic field. It is a central part of our US economy with some estimates of domestic annual construction over $1.2 trillion. Since the last economic downturn, not only have projects grown in complexity and size, but they now need to be delivered quicker. Thankfully, these are problems we can – and are – solving as an industry. The greatest challenge for us isn...

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Understanding the “Duty of Care”

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In brief, this article discusses the duty of care businesses may create when hiring and controlling a subcontractor or independent contractor and ways to mitigate that risk and liability....

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2019 Texas contractors be wary

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Texas contractors had a generally strong year in 2018 and can expect a repeat in 2019. However, there are three reasons for caution: rising materials costs, an ever-tightening labor market, and increasing interest rates....

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Focus - Resurrecting HS training

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A 4th generation Texan, State Representative Keith Bell resides in Forney, TX. Before being elected to represent House District 4 in November 2018, Bell served as a trustee on the Forney ISD School Board for 20 years; elected as president 14 times. He has been in the electrical field since 1976 and founded Intex Electrical Contractors Inc. in November 1983 and serves as CEO/President. A serial entrepreneur, he has owned and oper...

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Focus - Electrical contractors positioned to thrive

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors are well positioned to thrive in today’s economy, but there are additional challenges to overcome in the years ahead. An overarching issue facing the electrical construction industry is a protracted worker shortage at all levels due to market demands. Challenges of innovation and generational change are forcing contractors to adjust to a shifting landscape....

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Focus - Parking downtown

AUSTIN - Incorporated in 2009 by two native Austinites, Edge Electric Inc. is proud to take part in the growth of their eccentric city. Over the past 10 years, they have taken time to build a structured environment and invest in a quality team, which has afforded them the capability to complete high profile projects within required budgets and timelines. Maintaining the “quality over quantity” mindset has allowed Edge Electric to build s...

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Focus - More efficient energy practices

HOUSTON - Allied Electric in Beaumont was formed in 1975. When Matt Rokovich was 16 years old, he went to work there and started out as a shop/delivery driver. Allied Electric later branched out to the Houston market. Rokovich became a co-owner alongside the person that trained him who passed away in a tragic helicopter accident in 2012....

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