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Spotlight – Erick McCallum, Owner, CG Environmental – Cleaning Guys

DALLAS – Ebola wasn’t something CG Environmental – Cleaning Guys owner Erick McCallum ever guessed would earn his company international attention. However, all of that changed when news cameras zoomed in on his crew entering the contaminated apartments and hospitals once occupied by Ebola patients. After 23 years, the company that Texas’ construction industry relied on to handle its most hazardous construction materials was going to clean...

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12/10/2014 22:16:00 | Viewed: 238
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Spotlight – Melanie Kuhr Murphy, CEO, Signature Millwork

DALLAS – Despite growing up in the construction business, Melanie Kuhr Murphy describes her ownership of an architectural millwork company as “unintended.” However, she can’t seem to help being pulled back to her roots, not just in construction, but in one other unintended – and very unexpected –way as well....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
11/06/2014 16:19:00 | Viewed: 10
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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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OSHA - Cranes and derricks in construction: Operator qualification

AUSTIN - OSHA changed the regulation governing crane operator certification in construction. First, this final rule removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity. The two testing organizations that have certified the majority of operators have issued certifications by “type” but not “capacity.” These certifications, therefore, would not have been valid without a change to the rule....

Created by : contributorcn
11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - What to do if you suddenly become involved in a multi-party construction defect lawsuit?

SAN ANTONIO - Times are changing. Around Texas, there is an onset of multi-party construction defect lawsuits. In the Valley and recently in Bexar County, various school districts have filed lawsuits. In the current climate of public owners or owners of multi-family housing units, construction defect lawsuits are becoming prevalent. When public owners are involved, the two or four year statutes of limitation do not apply. Instead, lawsuits may be...

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Part III: Plan ahead for accounting for new long-term contracts

AUSTIN - Your company established the completed contract method of accounting for long-term contracts that are exempt from Code Section 460 because its gross receipts fell under the $10 million threshold....

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11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

Created by : contributorcn
10/29/2018 17:01:00 | Viewed: 0