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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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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0