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Digging the new digs!

DALLAS/FT WORTH -Progress Lighting’s Pamela Tresp moved from the big city (Dallas) with her husband, Hubbell Lighting’s Mark Tresp, and menagerie of dogs to Pleasure Acres Lake in Tyler, TX. Having a lake in her backyard means that every day is a new chance to get in touch with nature. Needless to say, Tresp loves the change of scenery and her dogs are blissed out with their very own dog park! –mjm...

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11/29/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Trinity’s in-fin-ity of fish

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Trinity Drywall’s project managers, superintendents and foremen enjoyed some team building at Holiday Marina of Lake Tawakoni, Nov. 7 and Nov. 16. The field leadership members were hosted by NTX Guide Services’ Matt Cartwright and Roy Songy. –mjm...

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Wait was bearable

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It took almost the entire two weeks of Dave Riddle’s hunting trip, but on the last day the president of Dave Riddle Electric Company got his bear. He took down the 8ft. 4 in. grizzly at Sand Point, Alaska in November. –mjm...

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Doving every minute

DALLAS/FT WORTH -Howell Crane & Rigging Inc. custom-ers and employees popped in to enjoy the company’s 23rd Annual Skeet Shoot and Dove Hunt on Oct. 14. The popular event was attended by 280 guests, who enjoyed full use of the 1800 acre Howell Ranch in Olmos, TX – in between big bites of barbecue! –mjm...

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11/01/2017 19:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cup runneth over

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The hook – or rather, the Pook – brings them back! Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing’s annual Pookie Cup Invitational, a fishing tournament held Oct. 12-14, at Port Mansfield, gave company superintendents, project managers and estimators two days of bonding, drift and wade fishing fun and cash prizes! –mjm...

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10/30/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Later, ’gator

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: Mike Pryor and Mystee Pryor of Compass Air Service Inc. pose with the prize of Mike’s Sep. 30 hunt in Liberty, TX – a 12 ft. 8 in. alligator! –mjm...

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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