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Focus – The marriage of drywall and technology

SAN ANTONIO – Michael Sireno, president of Baker Triangle’s San Antonio office, recites a quote he’s tired of hearing....

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10/07/2014 15:11:00 | Viewed: 22
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FOCUS – Seeing the forest for the trees

SAN ANTONIO – To build green, contractors need the right materials. In the lumber industry, it’s not a matter of having a “green” material, but of responsibly sourced material that has the necessary documentation to back it up....

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09/29/2014 19:49:00 | Viewed: 20
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Focus - Business is good

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Business has picked up tremendously over the past two years, due, of course, to the oilfield business and how it supports the general construction industry as it grows. There are more hotels, more box stores....

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08/06/2014 14:21:00 | Viewed: 122
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Focus - Consider the rental option

MOLINE, IL – Total equipment rental revenue growth in North America continued to more than triple the growth of the general economy with a 6 percent gain in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest American Rental Association (ARA) forecast from the ARA Rental Market Monitor....

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08/06/2014 14:17:00 | Viewed: 115
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Focus - What it takes to keep on trucking

SAN ANTONIO – When contractors have trucks haul fill to their jobsites, they might not know all the aspects of daily business that a trucking company has to go through to get it there. As the owner of Timms Trucking, Charles Timms talks about several factors that can make the seemingly simple task of hauling a lot more complicated than one might think....

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08/06/2014 14:13:00 | Viewed: 104
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Focus - Living within the trade labor shortage

SAN ANTONIO – When the economic downturn led to fewer people entering the construction workplace, Gregg Hayes realized what that would mean a few years down the line. Being in the industry for a long time, he has seen this happen before....

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07/10/2014 19:05:00 | Viewed: 228
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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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