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Time to expose

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Once again it was time for the annual Dallas Build Expo. The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center opened their doors on Feb. 7-8. Exhibitors presented their services and products to the construction industry in both commercial and residential. Plenty of networking, relationship building, good food and learning opportunities occurred. –lv...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The write stuff

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Dan Zulli is the new staff editor/writer for Construction News. It only took a 30-year career in the Air Force to get him there....

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Unified goals

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Even on vacation, there’s always time to work, as Marshall D. Ryan, President and CEO of Unified Services of Texas Inc. (UST), learned....

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01/29/2018 12:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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From Miami to Metroplex

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Jorge Abreu moved from Miami to Dallas 11 years ago, but he still enjoys incorporating a bit of his birthplace into his work. Customers who are put on hold when they call him at JNT Developers hear Cuban music rather than elevator tunes. He serves catered Cuban food at the annual holiday party, and cooks similar fare for his employees at an event he calls “Cuban Night.”...

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Building material success

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Foundation Building Materials (FBM) was started in 2011 by three business partners who saw a void in the growing specialty building materials market and sought to fill it. Ruben Mendoza, John Gorey and Tom Fischbeck, all with previous building materials industry experience, started FBM to provide professional contractors with a new and highly customer-focused option for sourcing materials and delivery....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Tides of change

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Changing a company’s name can be a hassle. Sometimes, though, hassles are why a company changes its name....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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