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Focus - Farewell to beer can cold

HOUSTON - The HVAC industry has been forced to accept new methods of competence and part ways with the old methods like BEER CAN COLD charging techniques. The sad part of this old technique is that it was never proper even 40 years ago. Manufactures have given us charging tables for many years that used superheat and subcooling charging methods, but most technicians were resistant to see the importance and ignored them. Grabbing the suction line ...

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Education meaningless, if not applied

HOUSTON - Auston has dedicated his career to the Height Safety industry since 2001. He is the Managing Director at Checkmate Lifting & Safety located in the United Kingdom. Checkmate is the UK’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer and trainer of lifting and height safety equipment. He served as the Chairman at Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) and the Technical Committee Chairman supporting and developing Technical Guidan...

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2019 Texas contractors be wary

HOUSTON - Texas contractors had a generally strong year in 2018 and can expect a repeat in 2019. However, there are three reasons for caution: rising materials costs, an ever-tightening labor market, and increasing interest rates....

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12/28/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Yanmar

HOUSTON - The SV100 is the largest excavator model YANMAR offers, with a 72-hp Yanmar diesel engine, 21,550-lb operating weight, 14-ft, 10-in. digging depth and a width of 7 ft, 7 in. The SV100 is in the top of theclass for performance in the 8-10 T segment....

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11/30/2018 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Genie®

HOUSTON - Genie® trailer-mounted Z®-booms feature an outstanding operating envelope, making them ideal to reach jobs high and low. With easy-to-tow mobility and simple pictograph controls, Genie trailer-mounted Z-booms take productivity to new heights. Operating envelope of a Z-boom — reaches up, over and out....

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11/30/2018 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - GEHL RT165 compact track loader

HOUSTON - The Gehl RT165 compact track loader takes performance to the next level. Designed with compact dimensions and operator’s choice of controls—joystick, T-bar, or hand-foot—this machine is ideal for many applications in the rental, landscape and construction industries....

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11/30/2018 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Responding to OSHA’s multi-employer citation policy

SAN ANTONIO - In late 2018, the federal courts of appeals for Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi overturned thirty seven years’ of precedent in deciding that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration can issue citations for a workplace hazard to entities other than the actual employer of the worker exposed to the hazard....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit and prohibited exclusions

SAN ANTONIO - The 2017 AIA Insurance Exhibit includes significant enhancements in both the coverage required and in the manner in which coverage is required. One of those enhancements is that this Exhibit not only details certain coverages that must be provided but goes on to prohibit a variety of exclusions that cannot included in a downstream party’s insurance program....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - YOU are not your business

SAN ANTONIO - When it’s time to sell your business, you might discover you tied too much of yourself into it. Your money, assets—even your reputation—can be so entwined in the business that they’re difficult to separate. Unwinding those ties can be costly and confusing. Save yourself the trouble and consider the following areas to address while creating your exit plan....

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Focus - College isn’t for everyone

SAN ANTONIO - Moreno is a former Career & Technology Education (CTE) instructor, during which time he worked to build the gap between construction companies and schools. He is currently visiting the CTE program at the Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD, trying to make connections between construction companies and the district’s schools....

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