TEXO Onsite Newsletter
January 2, 2018 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 11
4:00 - 7:00pm
Tower Club Dallas
TEXO Member Discount $45

Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., will provide a preview of current and future market trends. Following his presentation, a panel of developers moderated by Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO of Downtown Dallas, Inc., will discuss the current hot markets as well as the best opportunities in the near-term.

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Thursday, January 18
4:30 - 6:30pm
Nickel and Rye - 2523 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Join us for monthly drinks and networking at various locations throughout DFW. January's meeting will be in Downtown Dallas. Happy hour drinks and appetizers will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Monday, February 19, 2018
8:00am - 8:00pm
Crowne Plaza Dallas - 14315 Midway Road

Mark your calendars for the TEXO Foundation's ASC Region 5 Student Competition where teams of students from the Region 5 schools will compete against each other using member companies' construction projects to show their skill and interest in careers in construction. This is your chance to meet the best and the brightest Region 5 college students and future recruits.

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Tuesday, February 13
8:00 - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary to TEXO Members

The 2018 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.  Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company.  This breakfast is open to anyone interested in TEXO.  We hope you will join us!

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Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

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Readers and visitors include general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers who spend more than $9 billion annually on products and services. For more information, click here or contact Myranda Lucero at Myranda.lucero@naylor.com or 352-333-6030 today!

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.

Monday, January 8 - English
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Tuesday, January 9 - Spanish
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.


June 14, 15, 21, 22 - English
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Fort Worth Training Room
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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.



Friday, January 26 - Spanish
7:30 - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Friday, January 26 - English
10:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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This course is intended for individuals that will be performing or are engaging in flagger duties on construction projects. The course will assist them in better understanding the importance and duties involved with flagging on a project.

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 month a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

Topic One: PPE Types
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Trainings & Forums
TEXO is pleased to be launching the first TEXO Women’s Executive Leadership program.  Build your competitive advantage by participating in this world class program designed by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).  Since 1970, nearly 500,000 leaders have attended one of CCL’s programs encompassing participation from 80 of the Fortune 100 companies.

TEXO’s Women’s Executive Leadership program is a nine month program designed for high potential women to equip them with skills to better navigate the business landscape, as well as develop and leverage their talents to prepare them to step into roles of greater influence.

For more information, qualifications, and schedule, please click here.
Tuesday's: January 16, 23, 30 & February 6, 13
12:30pm - 4:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $975

This uniquely effective program helps address two of the biggest challenges in our industry: communicating and dealing with people. Learn to speak with confidence, increase listening ability, reduce conflicts, organize your thoughts under pressure, and much more.

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January 18, February 14, March 14
7:30am - 3:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Suggested Attendee: 10+ Years' Experience

Participants will be encouraged to reflect on personal and professional skill.  Successful completion of the program will give each participant the awareness and ability to be critically self-reflective and make an honest appraisal of their effectiveness.  Additionally, participants will be able to devise strategies to positively influence their work groups and constituencies. The successful participant will develop a personal leadership development plan to directly address individual and group needs and substantially impact their organization through their enhanced skills and abilities. 



Monday, January 29
8:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

From Foreman to Superintendent to Project Manager...even to Estimator to Sales to Ownership; every position in your construction company needs to understand clear roles and responsibilities to achieving "No Bad Jobs!" This workshop is about lining out a strategy, executed by each contributing team member to prepare for, execute, and close-out construction projects with as minimal costs possible. 

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Wednesday, February 21
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$200 TEXO Member Discount

Training topics include but are not limited to: Basics of writing and editing text, writing a compelling and concise cover letter, modifying your standard text to comply with specific RFQ requirements, conducting research to write new text, preparing electronic files for your staff to use as a basis for future submittals, and preparing guidelines about format consistency to ensure professional looking materials. 

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Procore Technologies Inc.
Peckar & Abramson
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 Billy Backus 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 Dwayne Phaure 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.


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