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Brand new lineup

HOUSTON - Sometimes a manager has to shake up his lineup with new players. This is what Robert Chupungco, president of ACY Industries, did with his stable of stone and quartz products....

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Showing a little appreciation

HOUSTON - Southwestern Paint Co. Inc. hosted a customer appreciation lunch and pro show at Benjamin Moore in Katy, TX Oct. 17. Clients of Southwestern along with customers of Benjamin Moore’s were treated to a barbeque lunch with all the trimmings. “It’s our way of showing our customers new products and thanking them for their business,” says Dean Stevens, owner of Southwestern Paint. “Vendors are on hand to show new products, offer spe...

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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He lifts you up

HOUSTON - The verbal form of escalar, translated from the Spanish, means, “to climb.” As a noun, it can be translated as “ladder.”...

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The force is with May

HOUSTON - Vincent May was a freshly-graduated Aggie with a construction science degree when he accepted a field engineer position in 1992. The gig lasted a year before May, itching to branch out on his own, founded building maintenance, waterproofing and structural restoration company Mayco Building Systems in 1993....

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10/30/2018 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ryder joins Marek

HOUSTON - For over 40 years, Ryder Insulation Inc. has been a family-owned business in the heart of Houston. Since its beginning, the company held a strong reputation for safety and quality with a expertise in fireproofing, fire stopping and of course insulation....

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10/01/2018 14:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Found it

HOUSTON - They lost their house when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and had to rebuild. Before they cleaned their home, they helped the community as much as they could. “The last house we came out to clean was my house. I believe in serving and giving a hand to those who need and that is what Pro-Cast is all about,” said CEO of Pro-Cast Foundation Specialist, Ramiro Castillo....

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09/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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