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DALLAS / FORT WORTH Focus

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Focus - Green Building - Synthetic grass is green, and not just in color

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the current state of the green building industry as it pertains to your business? Meeting with architects, construction specifiers, building product representatives and designers, the discussion of synthetic turf in the green building industry does come up with some of the complex and wide-ranging issues around the use of sustainable building materials, like synthetic turf, for healthier buildings...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Service Providers - Clients changing to attract talent

DALLAS/FT WORTH - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? A lot of regions across the country have awakened in terms of overall construction, especially commercial. Dallas and Austin continue to be boom markets as hospital-ity, healthcare, office, higher education, high-tech and high-rise residential are all under construction or are in the planning stages. Houston’s K-12 cycle remains on the high end....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Workload, costs, labor shortages up

DALLAS/FT 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
06/28/2017 15:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Bright future in electrical training

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Describe the apprenticeship and training program. The North Texas Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust Fund trains people, who have no experience or a little experience, how to do electrical work. We take them from the very beginning and get them qualified to take the State of Texas electrical exam....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/27/2017 15:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – An exciting 2017

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What markets do you expect KWA and the industry to see an increase in over the course of 2017? Why?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
12/29/2016 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Xtreme

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 21:11:00 | 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....

Created by : contributorcn
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....

Created by : contributorcn
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....

Created by : contributorcn
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:...

Created by : contributorcn
12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0