TEXO Onsite Newsletter
December 2, 2014 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  L.L.P.
Upcoming Events
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 Colinas again this year and it is sure to be the event of the season. To learn more, find special hotel rates and register, click here.
16th 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.
Wednesday, December 10
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary

Join Julie Schatz, CompGroup AGC, this December 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.

Monday, December 22
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

The Holiday season is upon us! The American Red Cross is asking individuals to give something that means something this holiday season by giving blood. We’re inviting YOU to help spread hope by giving blood; it’s something that doesn’t cost a thing and offers so much more. TEXO is also participating in the Be The Match (Bone Marrow) Drive. To learn about bone marrow donation, click on the link below. To give financially, click here.

To make an appointment for either drive, visit www.redcrossblood.org or www.bethematch.org and use the sponsor code TEXO. All presenting donors will receive a special Red Cross Holiday long sleeve t-shirt, while supplies last.
Thursday, January 15
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
7:30am - 5:00pm

Owners make their money by operating/using the constructed project and Contractors make their money by building the project.  Contractors have bid cycles within which they have to identify and manage risk in a competitive environment.  Join TEXO and CFMA on January 15, for a review of best practices & what we often see and don’t see in Project Governance.
Tuesday, January 20
Location: Dallas Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak St, Dallas 75204)
4:00pm - 5:30pm / Presentations
5:30pm - 6:30pm / Networking
ROMCO Equipment Company
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
Baker Triangle
Industry News
With the new year quickly approaching, now is the time to begin preparing your projects for submission for a 2015 TEXO Distinguished Building Award. These awards are a hallmark of the great projects our members complete each year and we want to recognize yours next! Projects completed in 2014 are eligible to win and will separated into one of 30 building and specialty categories. You can submit more than one project, so make sure your company gets the recognition it deserves. To download an application, click here. Applications can be submitted online starting Wednesday, December 17.
The most recent Wage Survey has been released. Have you ever needed to know the basic hourly rates, health and welfare or pension rates? We've got you covered. Visit www.texoassociation.org/wagerates.html to view the most recent survey today. To download the PDF, click here
Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council (CIOAC) is ramping up to start recruiting for the coming 2015 summer internships. We are excited to announce again this summer the opportunity for students to learn more about the construction industry. We welcome all of our partners in the Constructions industry to be part of the selection for this year’s Summer Internships.
2015 TEXO Safety First Courses are now available. Click here to register and view additional available courses.

January 12
January 15
January 22 (limited to 20 people)
January 26
January 29

January 13
January 14
January 20
January 21 
(limited to 20 people)
January 27
January 28

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
January 16
January 23
January 30


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
Trainings & Forums
Monday, December 8
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$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.
You can get the best 401k on the market. 100% Unconditional Money Back Guarantee, Superb Investment Options, Award Winning Customer Service, and Significant Fee Discounts.  For a Free Evaluation and a Free Compliance Checkup of your current 401k, call Steve Heussner, Steve@MogulWealth.com, at 469-450-4663 or Kirk Quaschnick, Kirk@MogulWealth.com, at 214-420-7152 and mention TEXO.
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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