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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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Editor's Choice

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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....

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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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