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Industry Folks – Michael “Brent” Person, Construction Manager, Lucky Construction

DALLAS – If anyone can write a happy ending to his own story, Brent Person can. Once homeless and now widowed, one might assume he would rail against the heavens. Instead, Person is unceasingly grateful for his life....

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08/04/2014 15:09:00 | Viewed: 55
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Industry Folks – Rebecca “Reba” Drafts, Painter, McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.

DALLAS – The blond braids swinging on either side of her smiling face could be for convenience (paint gets in everything!), but given her fun personality, it’s hard to imagine McSweeney Commercial Painting Inc.’s Rebecca “Reba” Drafts in any other hairstyle. The two hair ropes swing in unison with her brushstrokes as she speaks animatedly about the craft she’s loved for nearly 30 years....

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08/01/2014 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Taunda Tustison, Estimating Clerk, Austin Industries

DALLAS – Taunda Tustison will probably never experience the joy of buying a cheesy personalized keychain from a random gift shop. That’s because her South African mom and her Californian dad gave their daughter a sweet but uncommon name....

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05/01/2014 15:11:00 | Viewed: 228
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Tee for two

FORT WORTH – The Fort Worth/Tarrant County and Dallas chapters of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association (IEC) took golf to a “hole” other level Apr. 8. The chapters co-hosted the 8th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course for 184 registered members and guests. Although 40-mile-per-hour winds nearly whipped the players off of the course, the golfers kept swinging through both the morning and aft...

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04/30/2014 20:01:00 | Viewed: 9496
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Industry Folks – Fabian Grimaldo, Assistant Store Manager, All-Tex Supply

DALLAS – Yes, Fabian Grimaldo is that guy. You know, the guy that comes into work whistling. The guy who has a smile for everybody and happily greets him or her by name. The guy who oozes a let’s-go-team attitude. The guy who likes – no, loves! – Mondays....

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04/01/2014 19:52:00 | Viewed: 361
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Industry Folks – Mark Hartness, Senior Certified Dupont Tyvek Specialist, Weatherization Partners Ltd.

DALLAS – The year 2013 was very good to Mark Hartness....

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01/08/2014 22:39:00 | Viewed: 2591
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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0