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Focus – Construction Equipment – Cat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Caterpillar introduced its new 304.5E2 XTC (Xtra Tool Carrier) into the Mini-Excavator lineup, delivering industry leading innovation. The addition of a Skid Steer Coupler Interface offers unique worksite versatility by giving the ability to attach a Skit Steer Work Tool onto the 304.5E2 XTC....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 20:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Bobcat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Bobcat compact track loaders and excavators are the perfect winning combination. ...

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 20:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
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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Legal - Responding to OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy

SAN ANTONIO - In late 2018, the federal courts of appeals for Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit and prohibited exclusions

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit includes significant enhancements in both the coverage required and in the manner in which coverage is required. One of those enhancements is that this Exhibit not only details certain coverages that must be provided but goes on to prohibit a variety of exclusions that cannot included in a downstream party’s insurance program....

Created by : contributorcn
02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - YOU are not your business

SAN ANTONIO - When it’s time to sell your business, you might discover you tied too much of yourself into it. Your money, assets—even your reputation—can be so entwined in the business that they’re difficult to separate. Unwinding those ties can be costly and confusing. Save yourself the trouble and consider the following areas to address while creating your exit plan....

Created by : contributorcn
02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0