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Focus - Service Providers - Reaching new heights

SAN ANTONIO - How would you describe the construction industry in general terms? Have you experienced an increase in business? Slowdown? The San Antonio market seems to be steady. We have seen an increase over last year. I think this may be due the political change. However, the elected politicians need to get busy and deliver what they all promised. They seem to fall into the Washington click when they reach DC – taking care of themselves ...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Gaining strength through adversity

SAN ANTONIO - The current outlook for the electrical industry is strong. The number of construction projects in Texas has been steadily rising for both large and small companies over the past several years....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Electrical Industry - Living by the code of safety

SAN ANTONIO - In September, the 2017 code will become effective. What changes can electrical contractors expect to see in the new code?...

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Education – Controls in the classroom

SAN ANTONIO – Students coming up through apprenticeship programs in various trades will have to deal with building automation systems (BAS) at some point in the field, especially as they become more common, explains Greg Schulmeier....

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02/24/2017 20:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast – Recent election’s impact still to be seen

SAN ANTONIO – How do you expect 2017 to be for Gonzales+De La Garza & Associates? If you base it on our success in 2016, we’re going to do about a 30 percent increase. That’s just us, though. I see an increase in the amount of opportunities. It should continue that upward climb in infrastructure opportunities....

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12/30/2016 19:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Ford

SAN ANTONIO – When it comes to serving the individual and fleet trucking needs of customers across the U.S., no dealership provides a more complete, diverse truck inventory than Grande Truck Center in San Antonio. A one-stop-shop for trucking needs, the dealership provides sales, parts and service. From a start-up truck retail operation in 1967 to a top national dealership today, Grande has kept trucks on the road for 49 years....

Created by : cwright
11/29/2016 17:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Hitting the slopes

AUSTIN - Construction News’ Dana Calonge shared this photo of her and husband Dick in Breckenridge, CO where the two escaped to celebrate Dana’s birthday. -cmw...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - New year, new ideas for recruiting and retaining employees in the construction industry

AUSTIN - For the U.S. economy, the positive signs continue: unemployment rates are at historic lows, consumer spending is increasing, the stock market–while volatile at times–continues to set new records and optimism is at an all-time high....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Effective emergency planning critical to managing OSHA investigations and rising incident penalties

AUSTIN - The stated purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” OSHA has promulgated various standards to create rules employers must use to protect their employees from hazards....

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Managing your fleet exposures - driver qualifications

AUSTIN - What is the biggest risk for your operations? A worker injury, a big liability claim, a large property loss?...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0