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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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Focus – Construction Equipment – Wacker

SAN ANTONIO – This mid size dumper features a 6,600 lb (3-metric ton) payload capacity, power swivel material handling and hydrostatic permanent four-wheel drive as standard. The hydrostatic drive system offers user-friendly controls, eliminating the need to change gears. The 3001 offers superior performance, the drive system automatically provides torque when and where it is needed. With no clutch to wear or gears to grind, hydrostatic drive e...

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11/29/2016 17:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Ditch Witch

SAN ANTONIO – Ditch Witch customers asked for more power to perform all functions at once. Both the JT30 and its counterpart, the JY30 All Terrain, are the most powerful and quietest drills in their class – by a long shot. And both are products of direct customer feedback from years of experience in all types of job conditions....

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11/29/2016 17:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Leica

SAN ANTONIO – Leica Geosystem has introduced the world’s first self-learning MultiStation Robotic Total Station. The Leica Nova MS60 brings together all available measurement technologies in one instrument, including 3D scanning, robotic total station capabilities, and GPS connectivity. To further meet the demands of ever-changing work sites; the MS60 multistation combines the latest measurement technology with the world’s first self-learni...

Created by : cwright
11/29/2016 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment – Link Belt

SAN ANTONIO – The TCC-1100 110-ton has been well received and is the third in a growing lineup of Link-Belt telescopic crawlers, cementing the company’s presence in the market. Its design focuses on robustness, simplicity and reliability for the general contractor or bare rental fleet owner....

Created by : cwright
11/29/2016 17:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0