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Kick-off

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The third Annual Casino Night in Grapevine kicked off their first event of new year. Lots of attendees and lots of prizes given away. Event hosted by the American Subcontractors Association (ASA). -rd...

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Major shift

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Jim Fontaine hadn’t planned to work in construction. For much of his adult life, he used his electrical engineering degree to start product companies that would revolutionize the consumer electronics industry....

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Home economics

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Beginning at age 10, Kenny Rainey earned a dollar an hour helping his dad, a painter, on job sites. But earning spending money wasn’t the only thing Rainey took from the experience....

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Just hide and watch

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Don’t ever tell BJ Hayley that her plans won’t work out or that she can’t do something – it’s the surest way of being proven wrong. After all, Hayley grew up with strong mentors who taught her how to succeed in the industry....

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Millwork on the move

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Before Melanie Kuhr and Jeff Makohon acquired Signature Millwork in 2005, they were movers and shakers in corporate America – Kuhr worked with Proctor & Gamble and EDS and Makohon was a principal with CSC, a consulting company. Still, they wanted something different....

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Even layers

DALLAS/FT WORTH - He is the father figure in the company. Almost everyone in the company has a nickname. The guys call him “vijito,” which means old man. At almost 67, Joey Parks, owner of Parks Plaster and Stucco, Inc. has formed a talented team of all ages....

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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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