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Construction Camp in Austin Teaches Girls Trade Skills

Gregory

They do summer camps a little differently in Austin, Texas. Thanks to the National Association of Women in Construction, thirteen middle-school aged girls are learning the skills needed to begin careers in the construction industry and other trades.   During the week-long camp, they h…

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Texas Eliminates Regulations to Become a Plumber

Gregory

  Plumbers across the country are in shock and disbelief as Texas has voted down a bill that would have kept the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners operational. Instead, aspiring professional plumbers may not need to pass exams or adhere to regulations, starting September 1st. &n…

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All-Female Welding Team Sparks History in El Paso

Gregory

In El Paso, Texas, an all-female welding team has made history…just by entering a competition.     At Americas High School, Elisa Arredondo, Ashley Lopez, and Abigail Vega make up one of the teams entering the SkillsUSA District 1 competition; but they are the only team wit…

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Would You Use a Wooden Water Pipe for Plumbing?

Gregory

Everyone has their own opinion and personal preference of which tools work best for which job, but I’m sure everyone can agree that advancements in technology are definitely necessary. Could you imagine if we still used wooden pipes for plumbing? What would it be like for you to work on and repair…

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El Paso Drinking Sewage Water: A Drive to Fight Climate Change

Gregory

Do you know what’s really in your tap water? Is it being properly filtered? What kinds of chemicals are added to it before consumption? The people of El Paso, Texas know what’s in theirs…and even though it comes from their raw sewage and waste water supply, it’s perfectly clean and healthy. …

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Breaking into the Industry: Female Plumbers are on the Rise

Gregory

Plumbing is one of those trades, like construction or even being a CEO, that used to be seen as only a male-oriented job. That’s no longer the case, and female students at Victoria College’s Liberty Street Industrial Training Center in Victoria, Texas, are proving that.   When the…

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World’s Largest Handmade Toilet Seat Museum Sold to Dallas Eatery

Gregory

For members of the plumbing world, there typically aren’t many attractions or art showcases tailored to their profession. At least not since Marcel Duchamp’s urinal sculpture “Fountain” became an icon in 1917. Perhaps that’s where Barney Smith’s muse came from for his own one-of-a-kind h…

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