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Focus - HVAC and Plumbing – Building continues to grow in Valley

SOUTH TEXAS – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Construction in the Valley is booming, there is growth in every area of the Rio Grand Valley.  We have been honored with Space X, the medical center and the metropolitan area that will be created north of Edinburg. It’s a little city within a city and has everything from brand new homes, shopping and the beauty of nature....

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06/03/2016 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Wacker

SOUTH TEXAS – 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...

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 20:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Deere

SOUTH TEXAS – The John Deere 1050K was designed and built with state-of-the art tools and techniques. Boasting more power and weight than the J-Series model it replaces, the 1050K Dozer delivers the performance you need for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications. When you compare it to other crawlers in its class, the John Deere 1050K is the obvious choice....

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12/03/2015 20:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Snorkel

SOUTH TEXAS – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

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12/03/2015 20:53:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Caterpillar

SOUTH TEXAS – The Cat® 415F2 Backhoe Loader delivers performance, increased fuel efficiency, superior hydraulic system and an all new operator station....

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12/03/2015 20:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Xtreme

SOUTH TEXAS – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 20:50:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0