TEXO Onsite Newsletter
November 4, 2014 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Upcoming Events
Who Took Home The Prize?
We had a great time last week at the TEXO Chili Cook-Off. 26 teams competed for the top prize of Chili Cook-Off Champions. So who won? Read the story to find out if BakerTriangle could repeat as champions or if newcomer Tactical Demolition could crack the Final 5. Want to see the highlights? No problem, we've got you covered there, check out the highlight video here.

Thank you to all the companies who competed and sponsored the event. A special thanks to all of the companies who donated money and food to the North Texas Food Bank for TEXO's Food Drive. We raised enough to feed 2,224 families with a meal this holiday season. Thank you!

TEXO is encouraging members and their staff to vote today, November 4th. TEXO is working in conjunction with the Texas Building Branch AGC and the ABC of Texas, including our National Associations providing support to several candidates seeking elected office. TEXO, ABC of Texas, TBB-AGC and our national associations support principled, independent thinking candidates who understand the free enterprise system and the role the construction industry plays in creating a strong Texas economy.
Wednesday, November 5
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Construction Spanish

Bradley Hartmann with Red Angle Spanish will deliver relevant, efficient, and memorable Construction Spanish content to you and your team this November at the Safety Superintendent Forum. Red Angle helps your construction company speak Spanish — saving you time, money & lives. If you can build, you can learn Spanish.
Register Now!

Thursday, November 6
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Awareness - Leadership Skills
Register Now!
Tuesday, November 11
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
7:30am - 8:00am / Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am / Program

$20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$20 - SMPS Members
$40 - Subscribers & Non-Members

Do you wish you knew how to write better? What skills do you need to make writing a strength instead of a weakness? Join SMPS and TEXO members as they come together for a great professional development course about the skills of writing with impact. To learn more and register, click here.

Thursday, November 13
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Stoney's Wine Lounge
Complimentary - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$15 - Subscribers

Join TEXO for an evening of celebration and networking before the holiday craziness begins! We will begin planning activities and programs for the Women’s Forum group in 2015 so come prepared to share your ideas and meet other women in the construction industry. To learn more and register, click here.

Thursday, November 13
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary

Join Julie Schatz, CompGroup AGC, this November as she dives into the CompGroup AGC program for TEXO members. This seminar will provide the tools to manage your claims to the best possible outcome regardless of whether you have a claim once a year or once a week. To learn more and register, click here.

Friday, November 14
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary

Join Mogul Wealth on November 14 as they discuss the TEXO 401(k) Plan. When you use the TEXO 401(k) Plan, you have all the advantage and flexibility of a stand-alone plan and significantly reduce your expenses and administrative headache. For more information and to register, click here.

Thursday, December 18
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: OMNI Mandalay Las Colinas
Early Bird Pricing - Purchase by December 5
$95 - Individual
$475 - Table of 5
$950 - Table of 10

Join TEXO on December 18 to celebrate 2014, recognize company and individual award winners and crown the 2014 TEXO Challenge Cup champion, presented by Acton Mobile. The TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala will be hosted at the OMNI Mandalay Las Colina again this year and it is sure to be the event of the season. To learn more, find special hotel rates, sponsorship opportunities and register, click here.
ROMCO Equipment Company
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
Baker Triangle
Industry News
156th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards
The TEXO Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is an ongoing and evolving effort to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation. All TEXO members are encouraged to submit nominations for each division and occupational category.

Schedule and Deadlines:
December 5, 2014 - Completed applications are due in the TEXO Office
December 12, 2014 - Oral Presentations
December 15, 2014 - Winners Notified

Click here to view the CSEA Application Instructions.
Click here to download the application.
We are now taking applications for 4 individual awards in 2014. These awards are given to individuals who personify what TEXO stands for and have made a difference in the construction field in 2014. The SIR Award and Magnolia Award will each be given to one individual. The Superintendent of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year will be given to an individual from one General Contractor and one Specialty Contractor. To view an application, click on the appropriate award below. Applications are due November 14.

SIR - Skill / Integrity / Responsibility Award
Magnolia Award
Superintendent of the Year Award
Safety Professional of the Year Award
Plumbing Journeyman Exam Preparation - SAT - 11/15
To register for any of the above classes, click here. For more information about CEF and how they can help train your workforce, visit www.ntcef.org.
Stormwater 3-Part Course
Thursday, November 13
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$30 /session - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$75 /all three - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$50 /session - Subscribers & Non-Members
$140 /all three - Subscribers & Non-Members

Part 1 - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Part 2 - Non-Structural Controls
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Part 3 - Structural Controls
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Register Now!
Available Classes - TEXO Safety First ONLY - No OSHA 10-hr additional day available

November 12
November 13
December 18


December 1
December 2
December 5
December 17


About the Program
The TEXO Safety First program is a hands-on, interactive orientation for commercial construction employees in all divisions so they can learn the essentials of jobsite safety. This unique program provides an industry specific orientation in safety which all commercial contractors can use. Endorsed by industry leaders in the field of construction safety, during each instructional session, participants handle the equipment they are being trained to understand and operate. Participants also have real-time conversations with the instructor and other class participants on the components of each module.

Learn More about TEXO Safety First
TEXO is now offering advanced OSHA courses for those seeking to further their knowledge on construction safety. The following courses are offered as a part of the OSHA Education Center from the UTA Division for Enterprise Development Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS). To learn more about each class and to register, click below. 

Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers - OSHA 503
November 5-7
Learn More and Register

Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics - OSHA 3015
November 18-20
Learn More and Register

Trainings & Forums
Monday, November 10
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$125 - Subscribers
$185 - Non-Members
Register Now!

Ford Nassen & Baldwin, PC
Slates Harwell LLP
Contract Bond Agency
Member Discount Programs
As a TEXO Member, you have access to some of the best industry deals and services available. Below are just a few highlighted Member Benefits services. To learn more visit our Member Benefits page on the TEXO Website.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. Learn More
As a long standing partner of the AGC, Enterprise Fleet Management would like to offer a special promotion to AGC members to save 20% on commercial truck rentals to all first time renters!  Enterprise Commercial Truck provides a cost effective rental program that drives efficiency without sacrificing productivity.  AGC members can rent a variety of commercial vehicles including: heavy duty pickup trucks, cargo vans, stake beds and box trucks. Learn More by contacting Tyler Slaughter with Enterprise today!
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