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Mural of the story

HOUSTON - Even as a little boy, muralist Tom Renick enjoyed art in a big way. “When I was in the first grade, teachers would give us drawing assignments and, strangely enough, I would tape a bunch of sheets of paper together so that I would have a really large sheet,” Renick remembers with a laugh. “I was the only kid in the room that did it! I always tried to do it big.”...

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Fish-tricity

HOUSTON - The Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Texas Gulf Coast’s fishing tournament was a great success this year with 52 boats participating! The Captain’s party was held at the Monument Inn in La Porte May 9. The weigh-in was held at Topwater Grill in San Leon May 11. –cmw...

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Painting himself out of a corner

HOUSTON - The way Tito C. Perez spent his days more than 20 years ago was simply “criminal” – Perez’s full-time job was as a prison guard for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Employed but unfulfilled, Perez found himself wishing he could trade prisoners’ brushes with the law for some brushes with paint....

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05/31/2018 15:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fabricating to please

HOUSTON - Continuing to provide quality steel fabrication for companies is Mobil Steel International Inc.’s main goal. “We work with companies in the chemical manufacturing industry, oil and gas processing industry, fire companies, communication and general manufacturing industries, and the commercial construction industry. We enjoy working with them all,” says Mobil Steel President and CEO, Leonard Bedell....

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04/27/2018 20:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Running the show

HOUSTON - Being raised in a small country town outside of Houston, Theodore Sims was surrounded by all kinds of horses and cows. He rode his first bull when he was 12. He even rode bulls for his Prairie View A & M rodeo team....

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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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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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