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In hog pursuit

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Robert Olsen, a salesman at Southern Carlson in Farmers Branch, says that two months after his first “heli hog hunt,” he is still smiling and giggling like a little kid....

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02/24/2017 22:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s next, Dex?

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – “Dex” is the name, lounging’s the game. The 3-year-old mutt/Red Heeler mix is described as “smart and a little bit naughty” by owner Carrie Edomm of Astro Sheet Metal Co. Inc., not to mention “funny. He’s one of us for sure,” she says. –mjm...

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02/24/2017 22:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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Casting call

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Travis Walker, the new director of business development at Corbet Design + Build, makes it his business to get a little fishing in when he’s not working. Walker has cast in some of the country’s prettiest parts, and shares a few of his favorites. –mjm...

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02/24/2017 22:41:00 | Viewed: 0
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They had a good run

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Hundreds of runners from the architecture, engineering and construction industry raced to the finish at the Form Follows Fitness 5K in Dallas. The Blackson Brick-sponsored event, hosted Feb. 18 at Klyde Warren Park, takes runners on a course past the city’s most impressive award-winning architec-tural icons in the Arts District and Uptown. Construction-related companies not only have runners in the race, but also hand out ...

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02/24/2017 22:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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International language of building

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Clem Lesch of PCL Contract Bonding Agency and his wife Pauline have explored nearly every corner of the world together, with their most recent trip being to Dubai. The couple flew to the United Arab Emirates’ most populous city in December, and found that the construction boom in Dubai might just give the North Texas construction boom some competition....

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01/27/2017 16:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Puppy love

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – When you have a spouse who breeds dogs, every day is a “dog day!” Cindy, wife of Classic Superoof president Keith Lyles, breeds toy and mini Australian Shepherds, but there are a few pups in his immediate family, “Tootie,” “Abby,” “Colt” and “Smiley,” that get top billing in his life. He takes them for rides in his Harley sidecar, includes them in holiday photos and says that an usher at his church reserv...

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01/27/2017 16:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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