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Focus – Construction Equipment - Link Belt

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The TCC-1100 110-ton has been well received and is the third in a growing lineup of Link-Belt telescopic crawlers, cementing the company’s presence in the market. Its design focuses on robustness, simplicity and reliability for the general contractor or bare rental fleet owner....

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12/02/2015 16:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Architecture & Engineering – Healthcare construction future healthy

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the general state of the industry? I think that the economic meltdown that happened in 2008 sat a lot of players on the sidelines and large projects probably took advantage of the downturn to buy up construction at a recession-level cost. That buoyed the industry for a few years but I think that pent-up demand is coming out in a more paced manner, for lack of a better word....

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10/29/2015 19:42:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Specialty Contractors - Wage hikes, start-ups affect business

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Has your company experienced an increase in business or a slowdown? We’ve definitely experienced an increase, especially in asbestos abatement. We’ve been getting a lot more calls from general contractors that are working on municipal projects that need abatement. To be honest, we’ve had to hire more office and field personnel to handle the increase in the workload. I don’t know that we’ve done anything different...

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10/14/2015 18:46:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Green Building – Healthy materials, unified codes coming

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the current state of the green building industry? With the adoption of the more stringent energy codes, and with the City of Dallas’ adoption of the green code, green building seems to be a little more mainstream and many people do see it that way. But there are programs out there that are continuing to push the envelope in the green building industry, such as the Living Building Challenge (living...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/31/2015 20:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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Service Providers - Labor, immigration reform top issues

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? We are seeing a significant increase in commercial construction work all across the country. Many contractors are experiencing challenges with growth and labor is a significant part of that challenge....

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07/31/2015 20:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry - Solar up, copper theft down

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or slowdown in business?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/08/2015 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0