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He’ll never go out of tile

DALLAS/FT WORTH - After Benjamin “Ben” Gurment’s service in the Army ended, he didn’t have to march far to find his next career. Ben ran into a buddy who owned a construction company and went to work for him, bringing along his tile-setter dad, Benny Gurment for the ride....

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One year in

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Bobcat celebrated the grand opening of its Fort Worth location Oct. 24, which opened its doors last fall. Guests were treated to gourmet burgers, prizes, product demos and even had the chance to drive a remote control Bobcat through an obstacle course. –mjm...

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Even better with age

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Last year, Jimmy Toy’s construction career turned 40. Rather than spin out in a mid-career crisis at the milestone, Toy took the time to enjoy what he has achieved in those decades and appreciates all that he built upon it....

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In memoriam - Lynda Dodson

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Lynda Dodson, 66, passed away Nov. 2, 2017 after a battle with cancer. Dodson’s electrical contracting career began more than 40 years ago as a helper; she eventually worked as a facility service rep for JMEG Inc. and held master electrician licenses in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. She was a member of the Independent Electrical Contractors Association and the National Association of Women in Construction. A celebration of he...

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A safer Texas

DALLAS/FT WORTH - In 1991, the Texas Legislature took a stance on the skyrocketing workers’ compensation rates that affected Texas companies in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. This company originally known as the Texas Workers’ Compensation Insurance Fund, would later become known as Texas Mutual Insurance....

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Partners by design

DALLAS/FT WORTH - For years on his work commute, Bart Shaw AIA would pass the Oberklasse Auto Works repair shop in downtown Fort Worth and consider its possibilities as an office. During that time, he also considered the possibilities of establishing an architecture firm with Greg Ibañez FAIA. Even though their design focus was different – Shaw concentrated on small to mid-size creative commercial projects, and Ibanez designed high-end residen...

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Focus - Truck drivers and concrete

HOUSTON - Holeman has been in the concrete industry since 1998. He has served as president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Houston Chapter since 2016 and is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)....

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Focus - Construction safety tightens

SAN ANTONIO - What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? We continue to experience a shortage of qualified labor and volatility in the commodities markets causing spikes in pricing for concrete ready-mix, steel and lumber products used in our industry....

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Focus - A robust industry

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Sandbrook is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in management, he spent 13 years in the U.S. Army which included a four-year tour in Germany in cavalry and engineering units, three years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Military Academy and two years as the Army Program representative to Raytheon. While teaching at West Point, Sanbr...

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Focus - Concrete and construction

AUSTIN - After moving to Texas in 1983, Angelo went to work for Trinity Engineering Testing Laboratories in the firm’s geotechnical department and then shortly transferred to the construction materials testing department and has been working with testing labs ever since....

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