TEXO Onsite Newsletter
November 1, 2016 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  PLLC
Upcoming Events
Early voting has already begun and Election Day is November 8! TEXO encourages all of its members to go vote in all local elections. Your vote matters to our industry. 

TEXO has published a voter's guide of the candidates for your review prior to casting your vote. 

Thursday, November 3
7:00am - 5:00pm
Grapevine Convention Center
TEXO Members, Complimentary | Non-Members $50

Join us for the 2nd Annual Construction Safety Professional's Day at the Grapevine Convention Center! Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for a full day of informative sessions and networking that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the jobsite in 2016 and beyond!
This contest is designed to give members of the construction industry the chance to explain what a day is really like in your position. This video will be a showcase of the construction industry and the various career opportunities available. All employees of TEXO member firms are encouraged to submit!

All submissions are due by Friday, November 11.

Click here to learn more and to submit a video!

Friday, December 2 
6:00 - 10:00pm
Gaylord Texan- Grapevine, TX

TEXO Member Pricing:
Early Bird Pricing - ENDS November 11
$115 per person ($1,150 per table- seats 10, $575 per half-table- seats 5)
After November 11
$135 per person ($1,350 per table- seats 10, $675 per half-table- seats 5)

Non-Member Pricing: 
$175 per person ($1,750 per table- seats 10, $875 per half-table- seats 5)

Join TEXO on December 2nd to celebrate 2016, recognize company and individual award winners and crown the 2016 TEXO Challenge Cup champion, presented by Acton Mobile. The TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala will be again be hosted at the Gaylord Texan and it is sure to be the event of the season. The Gala will begin with a networking event where you can mingle and meet fellow TEXO members. Dinner will be a 3-course meal served with wine and entertainment. The program will feature companies and individuals who have illustrated exceptional qualities during the building process. Many of these award winners will also be recognized for their achievements on the state and national level. After the program, join us for more networking and entertainment at the Post-Event Networking Lounge. Registration and sponsorships are available now!

Click here to sign up.
Thursday, January 12- 2017 AIA/TEXO Economic Update, TBD
Monday, February 20- ASC Region IV Student Competition, Crowne Plaza Galleria
Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22- TEXO/ASA Bass Tournament, Lake Fork Marina
Monday, May 8- TEXO Golf Open, Trophy Club Country Club
Saturday, June 3- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex
Thursday, September 14- TEXO Foundation Clay Bird Shoot Out, Dallas Gun Club
Saturday, October 21- TEXO YCC Tailgate, Silver Lake Marina

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
Sales are coming to a close soon for the Winter issue of TEXO magazine. This final issue of 2016 will feature the Distinguished Building Award Winners as well as a Holiday Gala Recap.

With the DFW area continuing to grow, it is more important now than ever to brand yourself and promote your products and services to those who make the purchasing decisions. If you are interested in gaining exposure to 4 out of 5 North and East Texas contractors, click here to learn more or contact Will Worley, Publication Director at 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com. We appreciate your support of TEXO and the industry!

November 4, 2016
7:30am - 12:00pm
North Lake College

How do we improve rates of waste diversion? How can we ease the diversion process? What are the key benefits of reuse and recycling? These are all topics that will be covered at this summit. Breakfast and education materials are provided. 

Presented by U.S. Green Building Council Chapter, CEF, ASA, & Star North Texas.

November 6-11
Cooper Hotel, Conference Center & Spa

AGC is hosting an Advanced Management Program for senior-level construction executives covering the essential skills and techniques required to successfully lead an organization. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by visiting the website. TEXO members receive the early registration rate!

Wednesday, November 9 - 5:30pm
Dallas Arboretum - Rosine Hall

Jack Matthews, CEO of Matthews Southwest & this year's Topping Out Honorary Chair, will join the Topping Out co-chairs in the awards celebration for the Top 10 Projects and the M/WBE Community Impact Award Recipient. To purchase tickets for the event, click here.

Proceeds benefit the Architecture Chapter of the University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association as well as Topping Out's Partnership Program members for charitable based educational programs, including the TEXO Research and Education Foundation.

Thursday, November 10
7:30am - 9:30am
Cityplace Tower

Join us for a moderated client panel discussion where we’ll explore what the critical transportation opportunities and challenges will be for our region in both the short- and long-term. Attendees will be able to expand their network in the transportation arena by having direct contact with top representatives who will speak about key issues, best practices, "dos and don’ts," and the best ways to approach them for future opportunities.

Click here to learn more and register.

November 10, 2016
1:00pm - 3:30pm
DART Headquarters

TEXO members are invited to attend this forum session with DART and OSHA regarding record-keeping requirements. This session is a combined forum with representatives from DART, Willis of Texas, and OSHA. A light lunch will be provided at 12:00pm prior to the forum starting. 

Seating is limited- please RSVP to Jesse Tafalla by phone (214-749-2613) or email no later than November 3. 
Please use DART Light Train System to Akard Station or be prepared to pay for parking at lots located in the Dallas Downtown area. 

Align your company with an important topic of interest! Click here for a list of all upcoming and archived ABC webinars!
The AGC of America is the voice of the construction industry. Click here for a list of all upcoming AGC events!
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.
December 12 
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office

$65 TEXO Members | $185 Non-Members

First Aid/CPR classes are taught using methods which meet or exceed the requirements by OSHA. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued a wallet card and certificate of completion.

Register for the Fort Worth class here!


English: November 9, 10, 16, 17, 2016
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Spanish: December 14,15, 21, 22, 2016
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
7:00am - 3:30pm each day
$150 TEXO Members | $350 Non-Members

OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.

Register for the English class here!
Register for the Spanish Class here!

English classes are offered on Monday's and Thursday's

Spanish classes are offered on Tuesday's and Wednesday's

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours
Offered the last Friday of the month in both English and Spanish

Click here to register for classes!

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.


Construction Tool Box Safety Talks are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to supplement OSHA training efforts of their company or organization and keep safety front and center in their workers' minds. Each week a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

This week’s topic: OSHA's Free Workplace Safety Poster - Job Safety and Health: It's the Law.
For the Spanish version, please select Spanish in the top righthand corner of the page.

Trainings & Forums
Thursday, November 10 - Friday, November 11
8:30am - 4:30pm; 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center 
$350 TEXO Members Only
Suggested attendee: 10+ years' experience

*Workshop 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. 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. Click here to register!

Betty Gilmore
The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the LEAN exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!
The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the BIM exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!

December 9 - Exam

On Center Software
Member Discount Programs
AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a new, dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits. The AGC Alternative is an employee benefits program built exclusively for AGC members. WATCH THIS VIDEO to learn more. Get a quote by calling us at 1-800-210-5290.
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!

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program on behalf of the members of the Texas Chapters of the AGC. They offer expert claim and loss prevention services, year-round training opportunities, on-site job inspections and other exclusive member benefits, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events.

Contact TEXO
11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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