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Family masters electricity

SAN ANTONIO - As a teenager, Gary Weddle started working for an electrician at nights, on the weekends and during the summer. After graduating from high school in Seguin, he found himself working in Austin for another electrician. As a matter of fact, he worked for electricians his entire life until he decided he wanted to work for himself....

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In memory of James Leroy “Jimmy” Beicker

SAN ANTONIO - James Leroy “Jimmy” Beicker of J.L. Beicker Company passed away Oct. 10. A memorial service celebrating his life was held Oct. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church. He was married to his wife Mary Molberg Beicker for 42 years. Together they had two daughters and seven grandchildren. –cmw...

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Diversified fun

SAN ANTONIO - Celebrating 25 years, Terracon Consultants Inc. hosted their 6th annual client appreciation party and casino night on Oct. 5 at Aggie Park. In addition to black jack and craps tables, guests were treated to dinner, cultural desserts celebrating diversity, drinks, and photo booth fun for lasting memories and a souvenir and chances to win door prizes. –cmw...

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More than just walls

SAN ANTONIO - Starting out of their home with just one line of partition wall products, Diane and David Alberthal found their place in the construction industry. It did not take the Alberthals long to become well known. “Marriott River Center was our first major project. That project put us on the map,” says Diane Alberthal, Owner and CEO of DEA Specialties....

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Roofing reliability

SAN ANTONIO - For over 20 years, Luis Aranda sold metal coils in Mexico. He spent his first six years doing export sales. As the company he worked for grew, the company opened offices throughout Latin America and here in the United States. As the company continued to grow, so did Aranda’s reputation. The company moved him to Chile. He would spend eight years in Chile selling metal coils....

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Ideas that work

SAN ANTONIO - Started in 1996 in Houston, TX with the intent to be an internal staffing mechanism for the Marek drywall operations, Memco (Marek Employment Management Company) was never thought to be an outside profit center. It was intended to be a cost saving device for the drywall company....

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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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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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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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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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