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Focus – Construction Equipment – Cat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The Cat® 415F2 Backhoe Loader delivers exceptional performance, increased fuel efficiency, a superior hydraulic system and a new operator station....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 20:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0