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Focus - Sustainable electricity

SAN ANTONIO - Don Watson started in the electrical business in the field as an apprentice at Alterman Electric in 1994 and worked his way up to Project Manager. Three and half years ago Watson decided to start his own electrical business and it has been quite a ride!...

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06/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Dependability is key

SAN ANTONIO - A 36-year veteran of the mechanical industry, Baker began learning his trade in high school. He continued learning his trade in 1982 through the Plumbers & Pipe- fitter apprenticeship program, graduating in 1986. He continues as the business unit manager for TDIndustries....

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05/30/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Construction safety tightens

SAN ANTONIO - What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? We continue to experience a shortage of qualified labor and volatility in the commodities markets causing spikes in pricing for concrete ready-mix, steel and lumber products used in our industry....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Living the dream

SAN ANTONIO - Several years after attending college, Iris Luna went to work for a masonry contractor as a superintendent, until one day her grandpa asked her why not try to start your own company?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A woman’s legacy

SAN ANTONIO - Memories of working along side her mother and father in the family business is something near and dear to Lindsey. Although she did not set out for a career in construction, this is where the path has led her....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Appealing to a new generation

SAN ANTONIO - Attracting new generations to the construction industry requires a creative approach. They are more selective than their parents were when job hunting. They want a career that pays well, fulfills their need for happiness, creativity, and purpose. The Safety Committee and Workforce Development Committee at Associated Builders and Contractors are using maverick approaches for safety training, leadership training and community out...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Getting your I-9 house in order

HOUSTON - From the 2016 Presidential campaign up through the furor over separation and detention of immigrant families this summer, immigration has been a top priority of President Donald Trump and his administration. Regardless of your personal politics, if you are an employer in construction or any related industry, you are in the crosshairs of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) now more than ever before....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Strong return to work strategy; key to good Workers’ Comp experience

AUSTIN - I’d like to share a best-practice strategy that can change your Workers’ Comp. experience for the better. Strongly consider a dedicated person to manage your Workers’ Comp. claims. This person needs to be genuinely caring for the welfare of your employees, but also a tough “bull dog” personality type. You want to be prepared with a strategy of using Return to Work and a Bona Fide Offer of Employment Letter (get sample from y...

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax law impacts accounting

SAN ANTONIO - Many commercial construction projects can extend beyond one year. Federal tax law provides special rules for accounting for these long-term contracts (Internal Revenue Code Section 460). The rules apply to all long-term contracts unless the contract is exempt due to several exceptions provided by the tax law....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The future of roofing

AUSTIN - Jody C. Delino graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lamar University. He has been part of the Fifth Wall family since 2007....

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09/27/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0