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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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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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Focus - Case C Series Mini Excavators

HOUSTON - More power. More productivity. More value....

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Focus - Caterpillar

HOUSTON - No matter the size or model, every Cat® Compact Track Loader features a suspended undercarriage for superior traction, extra comfort, exceptional stability, longer track life, & lower ground pressure. Easy-to-use pilot-operated controls keep you more productive throughout the work day....

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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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