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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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Spotlight – Mike Thalasinos, Owner, Boulder Designs of DFW, Irving, TX

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Mike Thalasinos is not afraid of starting new things. Which is why, after starting and selling several businesses, he knew right away that he wanted to own his latest venture, Boulder Designs of DFW. But will it be his last?...

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
03/30/2017 19:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

Created by : contributorcn
04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0