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Focus – Construction Equipment - Snorkel

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

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12/02/2015 16:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Bobcat

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Bobcat® compact excavators are your smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects. Bobcat excavators offer more exclusive features to help you be more productive and maximize your uptime....

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12/02/2015 16:22:00 | 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 : mjonesmeyercn
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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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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