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Spotlight – Roy Rogers, Owner, FLR Solutions Arlington

DALLAS – When FLR Solutions owner Roy Rogers handles a piece of material, fresh off of one of his machines and shining like a new nickel, he treats it with the utmost respect and reverence. For Rogers, it isn’t “just” material. It’s a symbol of the training and experience gained from his years of hard work, a genuine appreciation for his craft and, most importantly, the courage to follow his bliss on his own terms....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
10/07/2014 16:04:00 | Viewed: 49
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Spotlight – Tim Shelton, Owner, Innovative Sound Products

DALLAS – When musician and product developer Tim Shelton couldn’t find the right product to muffle the loud volume his instruments made, he decided to make it himself. That decision led him on a career path that was quite different than, yet influenced by, his original work. Since then, he’s hit all of the right notes professionally and is making sweet music in his personal life as well....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
09/29/2014 18:27:00 | Viewed: 93
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Spotlight – Ken Black, President, B & B Windows Inc.

FORT WORTH – Surrendering. It takes a great deal of strength to do it, but, as B & B Windows Inc. president Ken Black has discovered at crucial and tragic moments in his life, sometimes surrendering to a situation is the only way to move through it....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
08/01/2014 14:34:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – John Reynal, President, Encore Mechanical LLC

DALLAS – Wherever John Reynal, president of Encore Mechanical, has been planted, he has grown. Being raised in new places every few years, earning his degrees, exploring his path to a career in the construction industry, raising his family, Reynal – who coincidentally, is an enthusiastic fruit and vegetable gardener, as well – has pulled what he has needed from the soil of his experiences to grow into the person he is today....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
07/02/2014 15:13:00 | Viewed: 78
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Spotlight – David M. Riley, President/CEO, Bonded Lightning Protection Systems Ltd. and Advanced Lightning Technology Ltd.

DALLAS – Family and faith are at the center of David M. Riley’s life and businesses. As president and CEO of Bonded Lightning Protection Systems Ltd., and Advanced Lightning Technology Ltd. (ALT), Riley was steered by both as he found his life’s calling....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
06/03/2014 14:41:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Shanna Buckland, Owner/Decorative Artist, Kelly Duhon, Partner/Decorative Artist, The Painter Chicks

DALLAS – There’s no mistaking it: Shanna Buckland and Kelly Duhon are the very best of friends. They finish each other’s sentences, have each other’s backs no matter what and lift each other up in tough times – which just so happens to make The Painter Chicks the very best of business partners, too....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
04/30/2014 20:06:00 | Viewed: 180
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0