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Spotlight - Keith Bell, Intex Electrical Contractors

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Tell me about your background and how you got started in the industry? My first job was a sacker at a Winn Dixie grocery store in Mesquite. My best friend called me on a Friday night before I was going to start that job on Monday because his cousin owned an electrical contracting company called Vernon’s Electric in Dallas. Vernon needed a few electrical workers for the summer and wanted to know if I was interested....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Jeff Schuessler and Ben Wallace, Owners, Site Barricades

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Friendship, a solid business partnership and their valued team of employees are the keys to success for Jeff Schuessler and Ben Wallace, the owners of Site Barricades. Their approach seems to be working; their company is rapidly growing and is even being recognized in their community....

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Garrett Moss, Moss Utilities LLC and Moss Excavation LLC

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The “utility” and “entrepreneurial” genes are dominant in the Moss family. With multiple family members in the underground utilities business, it’s little wonder that Garrett Moss started his own in the same field with the help of his good friend Case Whitfield. Since then, he has applied what he has learned from his family, Whitfield, his own experiences and a trusted mentor to create two businesses that show no signs...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Raul Sandoval, Sandoval Rock and Concrete, Granbury, TX

DALLAS/FT WORTH - For Raul Sandoval, life-threatening illness is what happened to him when he was making other plans. The ink was barely dry on the bank paperwork for his new business, Sandoval Rock and Concrete, when a doctor told him he was sick, and that his chances of survival weren’t high....

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12/28/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Max “Sonny” Friedman, President, Atlas Plumbing Company, Dallas, TX

DALLAS/FT WORTH - His in-laws convinced him to buy a plumbing business. His childhood friend convinced him to help buy a plane. Fortunately, Sonny Friedman said yes to both, and after 50 years as owner of Atlas Plumbing and 25 years with Challenge Air, Friedman is glad he listened to good advice....

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11/29/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - EyeSite Surveillance

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Growing up helping their mason father, brothers Dean Olson and Doug Olson learned a thing or two about the ins and outs of job sites. As adults, they now work together to keep job sites safe from theft – when they aren’t busy saving the world from bad barbecue....

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10/30/2017 22:00:00 | 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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