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Focus – Construction Education – Spreading the word

HOUSTON – Builder’s Academy has come a long way from its humble beginnings of just five students as a consumer advocate training for owners in 1994. Now the education center has over 85 students taking a 40-hour, six-week class....

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02/27/2017 17:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – Maintaining a great staff is key for 2017

HOUSTON – What is your projection for 2017? I think 2017 will be another good year for the business. We feel good about our market position at the moment....

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12/29/2016 16:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Bobcat

HOUSTON – Bobcat® compact excavators are your smart choice for general excavation and site preparation projects. Bobcat excavators offer more exclusive features to help you be more productive and maximize your uptime....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 22:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Xtreme

HOUSTON – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 22:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Snorkel

HOUSTON – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

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11/28/2016 22:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Wacker

HOUSTON – This mid size dumper features a 6,600 lb (3-metric ton) payload capacity, power swivel material handling and hydrostatic permanent four-wheel drive as standard. The hydrostatic drive system offers user-friendly controls, eliminating the need to change gears. The 3001 offers superior performance, the drive system automatically provides torque when and where it is needed. With no clutch to wear or gears to grind, hydrostatic drive elimi...

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 22:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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A bear-y happy Valentine’s

SAN ANTONIO – Reesa Doebbler, publisher of Construction News, received a big cuddly surprise for Valentine’s Day, from her husband and co-publisher, Buddy Doebbler. The 4-foot-tall teddy bear kept her company in the office as production on the March issue kicked into high gear. –mh...

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02/24/2017 20:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Redefining success

ALACHUA, FL – From the time we are young, parents, teachers and even society’s most opinionated strangers encourage the pursuit of a college education. Students have been taught that a four-year degree symbolizes a critical, expensive stepping stone on the model pathway of achievement. With such heavy influence coming from numerous sources, the future workforce is presented with one, uniform image of success and few variations in the course t...

Created by : cwright
02/24/2017 20:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Woman behind the scenes

SAN ANTONIO – Papers don’t just put themselves together. Someone labors tirelessly to take the stories all the editors write and submit to the production department and make them look good. At Construction News, Sue Johnson helped put the papers together every month as production manager, but as of Jan. 31, she has officially retired....

Created by : mpaulcn
02/24/2017 19:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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New roles at Baker

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – BakerTriangle’s Steve Baker and Bryan Baker took on new challenges in the New Year. Beginning Jan. 1, Steve Baker became chairman of BakerTriangle and Bryan Baker was promoted from president of the Fort Worth division to CEO. The upward shift in leadership is the latest in the 43 years since BakerDrywall and Triangle Plastering were founded....

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02/24/2017 19:37:00 | Viewed: 0