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They started it!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Garland branch parking lot of ABC Supply Co. Inc. was filled with “Founder’s Day” festivities Jun. 7 as guests feted Ken and Diane Hendricks. The couple established the roofing material distribution company 35 years ago and has grown it into a 700-location powerhouse....

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Job Site - BLH Building Inc

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Juan Campos of Grand Prairie general contractor BLH Building Inc. is kicking up some dust! Campos is helping to transform the former (and iconic) Sally’s Floral Shop at 4215 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth into an attorney’s office. In addition to preserving the shop’s refrigerated case, the new owners also hope to repurpose the shop’s sign. Construction will be slated for completion this summer. –mjm...

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New again

DALLAS/FT WORTH - If Aguirre & Fields’ new address – 5320 N. Tarrant Pkwy. in Fort Worth – sounds familiar, that’s understandable: The engineering and planning firm’s previous office was only steps away in the same business park. However, business has been booming, and the firm needed room to grow....

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A-plus trades

DALLAS/FT WORT - Ninety-eight apprentices representing nine trades celebrated the end of a four-year journey Jun. 15. The Construction Education Foundation (CEF) hosted its annual graduation ceremony at Irving’s Westin Hotel, acknowledging all of the graduates for their efforts and sacrifices as they mastered their trades. –mjm...

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Open air open house

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The rain held off Jun. 22 so that Bobcat’s McKinney location could host its open house outside. The team invited guests to grab a bite to eat from the food truck, meet the staff, inquire about services and watch demos. –mjm...

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Two in one!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Good cake, good friends and a good spin on a mechanical bull – what better way to celebrate two huge company milestones? On May 25, Epic Supply Inc. invited employees, customers and vendors to a celebrate the grand opening of the company’s Fort Worth branch as well as Epic’s 10 year anniversary. Owners Jay and Shelly Hall and Ross and Vicki Ryon were on hand to welcome and reminisce with guests about the many good things t...

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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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