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Joe Yovino is the associate publisher/group editor at The Daily Reporter. He can be reached at jyovino@dailyreporter.com or 414-225-1829.

Thomas & Egenhoefer closes

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Thomas & Egenhoefer Inc., a 28-year-old general contractor, is officially closed. The company’s Menomonee Falls headquarters phone number has only a message saying the office closed permanently Friday. Officials from the company did not respond to messages ...

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Beaudoin’s equipment could go to auction

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Paul Thomas, who filed a $15,558 claim against William Beaudoin and Sons Inc., said he feels no ill will toward the defunct Brookfield-based road builder. “I have no negativity against Beaudoin,” said Thomas, co-owner of Midwest Landscaping ...

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Daylight saving prompts calls for caution

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com There is always a rash of construction accidents on a Monday following the beginning of daylight saving time, warns Frank Keres. “These aren’t major catastrophic accidents,” said Keres, president of Construction Risk Associates Inc., Northbrook, Ill. “They’re ...

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Businesses resist asbestos fee boost

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin contractors do not want to shoulder the higher fees the state Department of Natural Resources wants to charge to cover the cost of its four asbestos inspectors. The DNR, in the proposed state budget, is asking ...

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Tech college backtracks on bid breaks

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The possibility of lawsuits trumped Southwest Wisconsin Technical College’s plan to forgo bid bond requirements to help local companies compete for campus projects. The Fennimore-based college told contractors last week that bid bonds will be required for ...

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