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Half a century of service

HOUSTON - Carl and Bunny Raba had a vision and in 1968 they began laying the ground-work to become an industry leader among engineering consulting firms. Together with Ronald Tolson, Raba & Tolson Consulting Engineers was established as a geotechnical engineering practice in San Antonio. By 1974, Dick Kistner joined the firm leading it into the expansion and practice of construction materials engineering....

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Wiring Texas

HOUSTON - Even though Dailey Electric has its corporate office in College Station, it has a good chunk of people in its Houston location, and is also branching out to Lockhart and Austin....

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Shamrocks to bluebonnets

Houston - The story of Alan O’Neill, founder of Abacus Plumbing and CEO of the South Central Region (Texas) of the Wrench Group, is the quintessential American success story....

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Golden celebration

HOUSTON - Built by the hands of Dan Baker in 1968, Baker Concrete Construction has grown from its humble beginnings in a small town in Ohio. Baker learn-ed the cement finisher’s trade from his grandfather, Elmer Baker, and took that knowledge to build a company dreams are made of....

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04/27/2018 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Adjusting to growth

HOUSTON - Established in 2004, Texas Moisture Protection emerged after a high demand in the Houston market resulted in Dallas based George D. Alan Company to open a local branch. “We had a lot of customers in Dallas coming to Houston at the time. The market was really hot and they wanted more and more of a presence from us down here. It just made sense to open an office here rather than travel 250 miles a week, ”says Vice President Tyler A...

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03/29/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Working his way forward

HOUSTON - If Glen Smith could have one bumper sticker for his car, it would probably say, “I’d rather be working.”...

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Ride for freedom

SAN ANTONIO - Approximatly 800,000 motorcycles rolled into D.C. from around the country for the 31st annual Memorial ride on Sunday, May 27. The ride begins at the Pentagon, through DC, then onto Potomac Park by the Lincoln Monument. Thousands of spectators lined the streets along the route to observe this spectacular event, waving flags and remembering what Memorial Day is all about. It’s a great place to be to celebrate our military veterans...

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06/28/2018 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Construction News in the Big Apple

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News’ editor, Melissa Jones-Meyer and son Avery, take in the sights in New York’s famous Times Square....

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06/28/2018 11:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Current flow of electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Electrical contractors work in a very competitive electrical construction industry. Electrical workers must be trained in safe work practices and National Electrical Code (NEC) compliant installations. Jobsite conditions can vary with tight scheduling demands affected by special equipment, such as lighting, generators, and distribution equipment....

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Focus - Programmable switching

HOUSTON - A native of Houston, Hengst began his electrical trade career in 1974. He became a Journeyman in 1977 and then progressed to be a Houston Master Electrician (HMEL 205) in 1990. His career has covered industrial, aviation and commercial installations throughout the greater Houston area, combining hands on and management roles. He is a principle member for the IEC on Code Making Panel 8 and a member of UL STP 5 and 6 along with a number ...

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