TEXO Onsite Newsletter
June 16, 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

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 TEXO Softball Tournament, sponsored by Burleson Electric, Inc. We had a fantastic turn out and amazing softball players who helped earn their companies valuable TEXO Challenge Cup points, presented by Acton Mobile.  Congratulations to BakerTriangle who went undefeated and are the 2015 TEXO Softball Tournament Champions!

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Monday, June 22, 2015
Morning Round
8:30am Shot-Gun Start
Afternoon Round
1:30pm Shot-Gun Start
Trophy Club Country Club (500 Trophy Club Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262)
Morning Round
$650 Foursome, $325 Twosome
Afternoon Round

$750 Foursome, $375 Twosome

Join us for the 2015 TEXO Open Golf Tournament, sponsored by Walker Engineering. Play a round at the beautiful Trophy Club Country Club and enjoy the morning or afternoon networking with other TEXO members. Register now for the 3rd event in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile!

Wednesday, July 1
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Active Shooters in the Workplace

This month, we welcome back Captain Dan. He will discuss workplace shootings, why they happen, how to help prevent them, and how to respond in case one happens in your workplace, both in preparation ahead of time, and reaction during the occurrence.Learn more and register
Thursday, July 2
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Active Shooters in the Workplace

This month, we will discuss workplace shootings, why they happen, how to help prevent them, and how to respond in case one happens in your workplace, both in preparation ahead of time, and reaction during the occurrence. Learn more and register

Thursday, July 23
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SPCA of Texas -
2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212

AIA Dallas and TEXO proudly present the first annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition to benefit SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event. Grab your favorite architect or contractor and team up to create one dynamic dog house design!

Click here to register.

Five Weekly Sessions Beginning August 4
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$975/person - TEXO Members
$925/person - for 3 or more registrants

Since 1997, this proven program has met the professional development needs of over 11,750 project managers, owners, business developers, superintendents and suppliers.

Led by Ken Bradford, this course is a uniquely effective program addressing two of the biggest challenges in our industry: communicating and dealing with people.

To learn more and register click here!

ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News

July 28 - 31
Resort at Squaw Creek
- Olympic Valley, CA

39th Annual Convention - Click here for more information and to register!


Over the past several weeks TEXO members have stepped up to contribute $46,390 towards the goal of $75,000 to the TEXO-PAC and $69,500 to the TEXO Advocacy Fund goal of $100,000.

TEXO–PAC, our Associations political action committee, is an essential part of the TEXO political policy and advocacy program. TEXO-PAC provides contributions in support of pro-business free market minded candidates for both statewide office and in local races. As state and local laws and regulations become an ever-increasing presence in your day-to-day business, TEXO-PAC works to make sure your voice is heard by lawmakers and those making public policy decisions. 

If you have not done so yet, you still have time to join the growing list of members who have committed to protecting our industry voice in the political arena. Please assist us in meeting our 2015 fundraising goals by clicking here

Thank you! 2015 TEXO-PAC and Advocacy Fund Supporters

The Texas Construction Industry is pleased to present an afternoon with The Medal of Honor recipient Sal Giunta to benefit Honor Courage Commitment, Inc., a Dallas based non-profit Veteran Service Organization that empowers Veterans returning from active duty. Learn more & Register
The National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election final rule went into effect, April 14, 2015. Click here for more information and to download a Rapid Response Toolkit from the ABC National website (login required). 

TEXO is excited to partner with CIOAC (Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council) on a Mentor Protégé Program which will begin soon.  The program will focus on professional development, productivity and overall ability to operate at a profitable level.  

If you are interested in becoming either a Mentor or Protégé, please review the website below for requirements and application process.

Click here for more information

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.
June 18, 22, 25, 29

June 17, 23, 24, 30

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
June 19 / 26


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
June 26 / July 31 
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Construction Education 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.

Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics - OSHA 3015
June 30 - July 2
Learn More and Register  

Trainings & Forums
Spanish- Wednesday, June 17
8:00am - 3:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary- TEXO Members Only

TEXO will partner with the Crosby Group to host a Complimentary 6 hour Basic Rigging Training class for TEXO members only. The class will be held in Spanish on Wednesday, June 17th at TEXO’s Dallas Conference Center.  All attendees will receive the Crosby Certificate of Attendance,  The Crosby Catalog and ASME/OSHA Fundamentals Workbook and Laminated Rigging Card.

Register now! Class size is limited to 60.

Part 2 - Friday, June 19
7:30 - 10:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$75 TEXO Members, $140 Non-members

A six module training course has been created for Site Superintendents to gain a better understanding of the requirements of the Stormwater program. Training will include how to conduct oneself during a regulatory agency’s site inspection and how to conduct a site inspection themselves. Also, training will cover highlights of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and the difference between a structural control and a non-structural control. By the end of the six modules, a Site Superintendent will be more familiar with the vernacular used by stormwater professionals and will be able to display their knowledge so that the regulatory agency is comfortable that their site is in compliance with the program. All module training courses are presented by a member and instructor of the International Erosion Control Associations (IECA).

Part 2 - Register Here 


Friday, June 19
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

For AEC professionals, the AGC Certificate in Management—Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation covered in the AGC BIM Education Program.

Register Here

Part 1 - Thursday, June 23
Part 2 - Thursday, June 30

1:00 - 2:00 pm

TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary for TEXO members

Join TEXO as we host two webinars over the new Confined Spaces standards!

To learn more and register click here!

Monday, July 13
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Offices
$65 - TEXO Members
$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
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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