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As grand as planned

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Grand Prairie just got a bit grander! LATICRETE recently completed its 70,000sf Grand Prairie plant expan-sion, which nearly doubles the company’s existing 100,000sf facility....

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Astro-nomical anniversary

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More than 150 guests filled Irving’s MCM Eleganté’s ballroom Jun. 22 to congratulate Astro Sheet Metal on their latest milestone....

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Having a wrecking ball

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The core values listed on The Demo Company’s website – “Have fun!” “Call bullsh-t!” “Great people!” “Go electric!” – aren’t typical. Neither is fun-focused company owner Dave Boroughs, who learned how to prioritize his business’ values through his years in construction....

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Family fun

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was a day of sun and shore for Marek Bros. Systems employees. The Dallas/ Fort Worth team invited workers and their families to enjoy the day at the 2017 Marek Family Picnic hosted Jun. 10 at Carrollton’s Sandy Lake Amusement Park. In addition to fantastic food, the event featured balloon art, face painting, and paddleboats for the kiddies. –mjm...

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06/29/2017 18:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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What dreams may come

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Three local architecture firms’ unbuilt designs were chosen out of 43 entries for their vision of what could be. The annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas Unbuilt Design Awards sought entries “responsive to beauty, poetry, context and previous condition, inspiration, process, environmental and social impact, economy and consumption.” CallisonRTKL, Gensler and FTA Design Studio Inc.’s winning renderings wer...

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06/29/2017 16:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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An organic evolution

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Alpha Insulation & Water-proofing has evolved and grown throughout its history, and in January, the company saw its latest big change when Alpha became part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) family....

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05/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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