TEXO Onsite Newsletter
February 24, 2015 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
Wednesday, February 25
8:00am / Registration & Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am / Program
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$35 / TEXO Members (bring a guest for free with your admission)
$35 / SMPS Members (bring a guest for free with your admission)
$50 / Non-Member

Join SMPS Dallas, SMPS Fort Worth and TEXO on Wednesday, February 25 for a fantastic presentation on Business Development Insights. Clients want to work with people they know, like and trust. But how do you get there? Business development is a vital part of getting to that point. Through business development efforts you can initiate a relationship with current and potential clients and build the recognition, camaraderie and trust essential to winning work. Presentation given by National SMPS President, Ron Worth. Learn more and register here.
Monday, March 2
8:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas (14315 Midway Rd., Addison, TX)
$300 - Company Bundle Package
$50/person - Awards Dinner ONLY

Register for the 2015 ASC Region V Student Competition now! This annual competition brings over 240 construction students from regional universities together to compete in TEXO's annually sponsored event. We will once again be providing companies an opportunity to meet and network with some of the industry's future stars. To learn more and register, click here.
March 11-12
Location: Austin, TX

The AGC Texas Building Branch 2015 Legislative Day is scheduled for March 11 & 12. A welcome reception will be held on March 11, followed by legislative visits the next day. By participating in the legislative day events you will get the opportunity to meet with your Texas State House Representative and Senator as well as their staff.  For event details and registration information, click here.

Thursday & Friday - March 26 & 27
8:00am - 4:30pm (March 26), 8:00am - 1:00pm (March 27)
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $350 - TEXO Members
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience
**Limited to 30 attendees**

Using the proper communication techniques to convey difficult messages, manage perceptions, achieve buy in and get your message across is an essential component in personal and business interactions. This workshop will integrate material from the Harvard Program on Negotiation with proven techniques, to better equip participants with the skills needed to develop communication competence in conflict situations. Learn more and register

April 24-25
Location: Lake Fork Marina
Early Bird Registration Lasts Until April 17
$170/Team - ASA or TEXO Member
$200/Team - Non-Member

Register now for the kick-off to the 2015 TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile. ASA and TEXO are combining tournaments for the 2015 Bass Classic. Over 100 boats will be competing at the beautiful Lake Fork Marina north of Tyler. To learn more and register your team, click here.
ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News
It seems every major daily newspaper in Texas is reporting on the many job cuts in our state's oil and gas industry. AGC of America just released "Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook." In summary, the 10-page report describes the growing shortage of qualified workers-especially craft workers. That's one of the reasons an industry coalition developed a new statewide workforce development website, www.texasconstructioncareers.com. It is designed to connect laid off workers to meaningful, well-paying jobs in the construction industry.  Employers can post positions, check out industry job fairs, and take inventory of all the craft providers in Texas. To learn more about the program and website, click here.
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.
April 14-16
Location: Hilton Hotel, Forth Worth
Early Bird Registration ENDS February 3

The AIC Annual Forum is a yearly construction conference hosted by the American Institute of Constructors. Each year professionals from across the country attend the Annual Forum to hear from industry experts on the latest in construction management practices. The Annual Forum also provides many networking opportunities for individuals looking to expand their professional network. The 2015 Annual Forum is heading to the City of Cowboys and Culture, Ft. Worth, Texas!
Learn more and register
Students taking Construction Management and Job Costing have been given an assignment to interview location construction company executives and managers on various topics related to a construction company's accounting practices and financial management techniques. The professor, Daniel Darrouzet, asks that if you are interested in being an interviewee that you contact him for more information. If you would like to read Professor Darrouzet's letter, click here. To see a list of presentation topics, click here.
February 26
March 2, 5, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30

February 25
March 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
February 27
March 6, 20, 27


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
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Construction Eduction Center (CEF)

The award winning TEXO Safety First program now has a Test Out option. By attempting the Test Out portion of TEXO Safety First, attendees will receive their TEXO Safety First badge and hardhat sticker after passing the test. For more information about requirements to participate in the TEXO Safety First Test Out program, click here.

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.

Respiratory Protection - OSHA 2225
February 24-27
Learn More and Register

Trainings & Forums
Monday, March 9
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!

Tuesdays - April 7, 14, 21, & 28
7:00am - 3:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$125 - TEXO Members
$250 - Non-Members

Register Now!

Thursdays - April 9, 16, 23, & 30
7:00am - 3:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$125 - TEXO Members
$250 - 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
Enterprise Fleet Management
As a long standing partner of AGC and ABC, Enterprise Fleet Management would like to offer an innovative program that drives value for every customer by including best possible pricing and special incentives on vehicle acquisition; providing a separate line of credit; creating a cycling strategy to achieve optimum performance and best resale value; all while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership. Enterprise Fleet Management is a full-service solution for companies with small to medium-size fleets, we leverage our relationships with all manufacturers on most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks across North America. Enterprise Fleet Management is a part of Enterprise Holdings; a family owned company that also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Truck Rental, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands. Learn more by contacting Tyler Slaughter with Enterprise Fleet today!

Enterprise Truck Rental
As a partner of the AGC, Enterprise Commercial Truck Rental 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 Blair Culley with Enterprise today!
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