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Holiday appreciation

HOUSTON - Linbeck Group hosted a Holiday party in appreciation of their employees, friends, family, clients and subcontractors on Dec. 13. The event was standing room only as everyone shared great holiday treats and drinks. –cmw...

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12/28/2018 07:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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HOLT turns 85

HOUSTON - San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said it best when describing the legacy of HOLT CAT by saying it “started back when horsepower was measured by actual horses.” Truer words could not have been spoken about the five-generation legacy Benjamin Holt started with the design and manufacture of the first continuous tracks for use in tractors, paving the way for heavy agricultural and construction machinery for years to come....

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11/30/2018 12:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Following their Buffaloe

HOUSTON - True to their family owned and operated business are the Kristynik and Lunsmann families. Buffaloe Floor Covering is a flooring contractor for commercial and residential clients. It all started in 1965 by the original owners, Glenn and Irene Buffaloe. Back then they called the company Glenn Buffaloe’s Carpet Service. Glenn passed away in 2003, but his name and business legacy continue with his daughters....

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Locktoberfest

HOUSTON - October is synonymous for Oktoberfest, bringing communities together to partake in old German beer-style festivals. For Acme Architectural Hardware, October offered a little different, yet similar opportunity....

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Antique tractor show

HOUSTON - HOLT CAT was host of this year’s annual Antique Caterpillar Machine Owners Club (ACMOC) National Show, showcasing HOLT, Caterpillar and other brands of century-old construction and farming machines owned by collectors from across the country....

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ARCON rebrands

HOUSTON - Stan Cromartie founded ARCON in 1991 as the first design-build firm in the Golden Triangle area of Beaumont-Pt. Arthur-Orange, TX. “We provided Architecture and Construction services as an alternative to the traditional design-bid-build delivery,” says Cromartie....

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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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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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