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Focus – Specialty Contractors – Outlook “conservative but positive”

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Overall, everyone we speak with, from glazing contractors, consultants and architects, etc., the feeling is a conservative, but positive, outlook going forward. More monies are being released for government projects, as well as hospitals and schools, which is always a good sign of continued growth. We’ve also seen a significant increase in mu...

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09/30/2016 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry – Competition stiff, eye on economy

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? It’s certainly no secret that the market is booming right now with all the corporate relocations and the resulting housing needs. With that said, we continue to see stiff competition for every project we pursue, from the smaller ones to the giant corporate effort ongoing in the Plano/Fris...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/27/2016 16:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - HVAC and Plumbing – Why Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRT) matters

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – John Reynal’s company is entirely focused on promoting and installing Variable Refrigerant Technology (VRT). We asked him if he could explain why it is important and how it is different....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/27/2016 15:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Concrete Industry – Economy strong, but labor shortage a stressor

FORT WORTH – What are the “hot button” issues in the industry? It seems like the problem for contractors across the board is a shortage of qualified labor, because the work is definitely there – it’s been there for two years – but the labor is the issue....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2016 15:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Women in Construction – Time to overcome stereotypes, teach girls about construction

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – What is your background in the construction industry?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/01/2016 15:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education - Education resources available and varied

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – How has employee training impacted employee performance and/or productivity for your organization? MYCON is focused on creating a great learning environment. While we hire qualified personnel for both our field and home office operations, we believe that ongoing training helps each individual achieve a greater level of productivity and performance. We believe in building and sharing a comprehensive knowledge base through o...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
02/26/2016 19:45:00 | 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....

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....

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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