TEXO Onsite Newsletter
August 11, 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
Tuesday, August 18th
5:00 – 7:00pm

The Ranch at Las Colinas – 857 W John Carpenter Freeway | MacArthur & Highway 114 | Irving, TX 75039

$20 – TEXO Members

The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series are member-to-member networking events, meant to exhibit the IMPACT we have when we all get together.

Register here for the next event!

Thursday, September 3rd
Dallas Gun Club

Registration is open for the TEXO Clay Bird Shootout, sponsored by Alpha Testing. The proceeds of the event benefit the TEXO Education & Research Foundation. Earn valuable points in the 4th Event in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile!

Register and Sponsor the event by clicking here!
Wednesday, September 2
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

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Thursday, September 3
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

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Thursday, September 10
8:30am – 12:00pm

TEXO Fort Worth Office

In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must:

  •  Get paid for the materials and services you provide.
  •  Pay only once for the materials and services you receive.
  •  Know what Texas laws protect your interests.
  •  Have the legal tools to necessary for your company to succeed.

Join TEXO for a seminar that will help your company meet the challenges of today’s economic environment for construction.  For more information and to register click here!

Thursday, September 17 – Friday, September 18
     8:00am – 4:30pm / September 17

     8:00am – 1:00pm / September 18

TEXO Dallas Conference Center

$350 – TEXO Members

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. Through this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn how to excel in managing emotion effectively, overcome difficult tactics and temper own responses during difficult conversations.

To learn more and register click here!

TEXO Chili & BBQ Cook-off / TEXO YCC Washer Tournament
Saturday, October 24th
Silver Lake Marina on Lake Grapevine

Registration and more details coming soon!
ROMCO Equipment Company
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

The YCC’s goal is to create an environment where young constructors can learn about the industry, develop leadership skills, network, build relationships, and benefit from one another.

For more information and an application click here!

TEXO is happy to introduce a new employee:

Michael Beal is our new Director of Member Programs & Services.

Over the past several weeks TEXO members have stepped up to contribute $56,340 towards the goal of $75,000 to the TEXO-PAC and $89,300 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 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). 
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.
           August 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31

12, 18, 19, 25, 26

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)                 August 14, 21, 28
         September 4, 11, 18, 25


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
August 14, 28
September 11, 25

10:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Trainings & Forums
Wednesday, August 12
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, August 14
7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 - TEXO Members
$275 - Architects
$350 - Non-Members

BIM Technology Learning Goals, Phases of a BIM project, Classes of BIM technology, Specific BIM applications, Need for planning/organizing to use BIM tools, Requirement to embed tools into process, Process for selecting relevant BIM tools.

Please click here for more information and to register!
Monday, September 14
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!
Sika Corporation
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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