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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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Focus - Safety is good business

SAN ANTONIO - Safety in the workplace has received an increasing amount of attention over the past several years. The rising cost of insurance as well as litigation cost has caught everyone’s attention. In recent years management has considered safety as a hot topic, and resources are going toward compliance, accident prevention programs, and safety training. Yet for most, the safety record has much room for improvement....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - 2018 construction mode

SAN ANTONIO - A construction increase with a chance of growth is what we can expect in 2018. Texas has its own New Year’s resolution and that’s construction....

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Rethinking the recovery of attorney’s fees as a means to save costs

AUSTIN - In a construction dispute, settlement often makes a lot of sense based on fundamental matters such as certainty of outcome and conservation of time and cost. In fact, as a matter of public policy, the State of Texas encourages “the peaceable resolution of disputes” as well as “the early settlement of pending litigation.” But in many construction disputes—particularly those involving a couple hundred thousand dollars or less—t...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Non-Owned Vehicle Risk Management

AUSTIN - Everybody’s got one, some larger than others, some are not even owned, but they still create a risk for the organization. Construction operations have so many worker safety (OSHA) and liability issues (construction defect, mold, silica, etc… ) they often neglect addressing one of the greatest risks to the organization, vehicles and safe driving. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the largest source of workplace fatalities in the w...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Five IRS audit mistakes to avoid

SAN ANTONIO - The IRS audits about one million taxpayers each year. While the agency is understaffed, that doesn’t mean you’ll slip through the cracks. IRS software automates the selection process now by flagging returns that show abnormalities: Perhaps the return deviates from what’s normally filed, or it’s been linked to a family member, investor, or business partner who is being audited. Also, the more money you make, the more likely y...

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09/27/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Painting with guidance

HOUSTON - Johnny Perry has always had a passion for painting. “I realized my calling after God sent me to help out a church whose pastor was out of town,” says Perry. While visiting the parish, he painted the church giving new life to parish facility....

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