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Shipping mates to Europe

DALLAS/ FT WORTH - Visiting Germany had always been on Pauline Lesch’s bucket list. However, her husband, PCL Contract Bonding Agency president Clem Lesch, was once stationed there in the 1960s and not as eager to return. Fortunately, pals Fred Keen, who founded TEPCO Contract Glazing, and his wife Terry helped Pauline change Clem’s mind. Together the four friends embarked on a trip to remember....

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06/30/2017 00:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Kids play

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Critical Electric Systems Group employees strapped on their bike helmets and laced up their tennies to benefit the health of local children Apr. 22. The group participated in the Alliance Data Red Balloon Run & Ride, a 5K run/walk, a 1k fun run course and bicycle rally held at Plano’s Children’s Medical Center. All proceeds that the team raised benefitted the medical center’s Children’s Health programs. –mjm...

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fighting chance

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Ever since Construction News featured AEE company owner and budding boxer Demetrus Harris in the January issue, we’ve received multiple requests for a follow up on his fighting....

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05/30/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ready for a close pup

DALLAS/FT WORTH - A 4-week old puppy found its way into the hearts of Stephanie Walcott and Kayla Henry of Center Point Renovations in Flower Mound. The “chiweenie” was in bad shape, having been rescued from an abusive and flea-ridden home with a Craigslist plea posted on its behalf....

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Farm fresh!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - PCL Contract Bonding Agency’s Eric Lesch caught this bass at his family’s farm in Valley View. –mjm...

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Earning his striper

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: Critical Electric Systems Group (CESG) BIM manager Nathan Mann and his fishing guide proudly show off the striper Mann recently caught on Lake Texoma. –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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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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