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Passion for detail

SAN ANTONIO - Years ago, schools offered classes in specialty trades and other skills that would help individuals succeed after high school. Some of us knew these to be VO-Tech classes. Larry Acosta remembers these classes all too well because he was a student at Thomas Jefferson High School in the mid ‘70s and that is where he learned the trade of carpentry....

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Open house spectacular

SAN ANTONIO - Hundreds came in. Shuttle after shuttle after shuttle to attend the Alterman Open House Spectacular Dec. 6 held at the Alterman corporate office. -cmw...

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Going with the times

SAN ANTONIO - Migrant farmer workers growing up, Chicho, Rigo and Israel Flores started a drywall construction company in 1969 in Houston, TX. After a few years in business, the brothers saw the need for a gypsum supply house to help supply their growing need for drywall. So they opened a supply house of their own, Builders Gypsum Supply....

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A supporting hand

SAN ANTONIO - In 2002, McQuay International (now Daikin Applied) reached out to Toronto based HTS Heat Transfer Solutions because they no longer had a representative present in the Houston market. As a result, HTS made the decision to branch out to the United States. Soon after in 2003, San Antonio- based Envirotex was bought out by HTS and has been a growing fixture in the San Antonio and Austin markets....

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Celebrating a journey

SAN ANTONIO - Celebration is in the air, or rather the pipes and drains. Albert and Patricia (Trisha) Ramirez are celebrating their business, A-RAM Plumbing for hitting 20 years of service in San Antonio....

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Back in the family

SAN ANTONIO - With a model D grader, a dump truck and a roller made out of a hot water heater, Virgil Knowlton started V.K. Knowlton Construction & Utilities Inc. out of his mother’s garage in 1960. “Granddad would pull the roller he made behind his tractor to flatten base,” says Jed Knowlton, general superin- tendent....

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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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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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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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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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