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Crisscross

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A “construction humor Monday” is something we could all use. Every Monday Cleo Armstead, public relations and operations manager at Cross Timbers Equipment, is making folks laugh out loud on social media with their jokes and favorite Internet finds....

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Betting on better

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Brad Bryant knew he could bring “better” to his industry, and it motivated him to establish Trinity Drywall & Plastering Systems in 2006....

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A great addition

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Kelly Smith has always loved math and science. As a kid, she relished helping her dad, who owned electri-cal contracting companies, work on draw-ing take-offs and estimates. As an adult, it also made her a perfect fit to take over the family business, All Tech Electric LLC....

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Protection from above

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Since he was a teenager repairing roofs on homes and apartments, Lone Star Roofing, Welding & Construction (LSR) partner and president Bill Chinners says working in construction is “all I’ve ever done.”...

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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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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

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06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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06/28/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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