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Concrete suits her

DALLAS/FT WORTH - From high heels to hard hats, Ashley Altum, the former CEO of Worlds of Wow, who manufactures kids-themed environments, has had to change a bit. When the company sold in 2017, Altum bought the assets of a residential concrete company. Full of ambitious plans, she made a hard shift to become a commercial concrete contractor, targeting some of DFW’s top general contractors....

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Uplifted

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Traveling to Florida for a convention, there is always wiggle room for a visit to Disney World. Then there will be a company trip to Vegas in April. Jorge Martinez, general manager of Dock & Door Systems Inc. looks forward to the Vegas shows. The company is family-owned. “We’ve been in the industry for over 30 years and the fun fact is we are family and we get together now more often than ever because of the business,”...

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Worth the wait

DALLAS/FT WORTH - January 30 was the day HOLT CAT owners and employees have been waiting to attend for over two decades. This special day the ground was broken on the new 85,000sf facility in Georgetown....

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Gotcha covered

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Todd Goodwin, owner of Crest Painting, was born in New Jersey, raised in Chicago, went to college in Philadelphia and now lives in Dallas. Therefore, the $64,000 question is: Which football team does he follow?...

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Movin’ on up

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s not just the Jeffersons who can say they’ve moved on up, Wayne Wooten, general manager of Empire Disposal, can say it too....

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Play ball

DALLAS/FT WORTH - When he was a young kid he played baseball for Rocky Duron, founder of Rocky Duron & Associates Inc. Fernando King, vice president of the company, was once at a standstill. Then one day when he was taking his son to basketball practice he ran into Rocky. “I had just lost my job about three weeks before and I got to talking with Rocky. Turns out they were looking for somebody to come in and run the warehouse and that’s ho...

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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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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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