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Spotlight - Kevin Hudson, President, Hudson Site Control LLC

DALLAS/FT WORTH - As the third generation in his family to be in the construction industry, Kevin Hudson knew early on that surveying was the career path he wanted to follow. With supportive parents and mentors and a passion for the field, he started his company in 1997 and later founded Hudson Site Control in 2005. Twenty years later, he still enjoys the true north he’s found....

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09/28/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Nathan and Elisa "E" Lane, Owners, Fast Lane Metalworks and Kitchen Kandy

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Teamwork definitely makes the dream work for newlyweds Nathan and Elisa “E” Lane, owners of custom metal fabrication company Fast Lane Metal Works and handcrafted hood range business Kitchen Kandy. The welded-at-the-hip couple is so in sync, they finish each other’s sentences, rarely spend a moment apart (even when motocrossing!) and hope it always stays that way....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Willie E. King Jr., Owner, The Basement Kings

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Just try to tell Willie E. King Jr. that he can’t build a basement in Texas, or win every major martial arts competition in the United States, or live with as many of his relatives and loved ones as he can build a house around. The owner of The Basement Kings would not only do it, but also enjoy the challenge....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/27/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Isam “Jamal” Khoury, GE Greenway Environmental LLC

DALLAS/FT WORTH - As a young boy, Isam “Jamal” Khoury came to the United States full of his grandfather and father’s knowledge about how to improve the environments in which they lived, worked, traveled and shopped. It’s no surprise then that Khoury was inspired to forge two careers from it – one in environmental services and the other in real estate and development. He hopes to inspire his children by example to improve the world in th...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Innovative Design Build

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ahad “Joe” Ghafoor has moved from his childhood home in Pakistan, studied for several years in two countries (and even broke his back!) to work in the construction industry. Even when things got tough for Ghafoor, he got tougher, and found ways around obstacles to create the life and work he wanted. Now, two decades after starting his own design-build construction firm, Ghafoor still is willing to do whatever it takes to kee...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - If Mike Puentes received his life in a box, he would leave the instruction booklet inside, take the parts out and figure out how assemble it on his own. Thinking outside of the box is a strategy that the president of Masterpiece Grinding & Grooving fully enjoys and one that has served him well – both personally and professionally....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/27/2017 15:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Editor's Choice

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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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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0