TEXO Onsite Newsletter
January 23, 2018 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Upcoming Events
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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Thursday, February 15
TopGolf – The Colony (3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056)

6:00-6:30 Networking & Registration
6:30-8:30 Topgolf
8:30-9:00 Awards/networking

Registration is available through ASA's website. Please click here to register and sponsor today.

Join us for a fun evening of golf and networking as we combine with American Subcontractors Association at TopGolf in The Colony. We look forward to seeing you there.


Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14
Lake Bob Sandlin

Join us for the annual bass tournament with American Subcontractors Association and TEXO members for a chance to win $2000! 

Friday Evening: Check-In & Cookout
5:30am Saturday: Check-In & Live Well Checks
2:00 - 3:00pm Saturday: Weigh-In

Click here to sponsor, register, and learn more about event. Hotel information is also available.


Grab a sponsorship spot in every event by choosing one of the year-long sponsorship opportunities. These sponsorship spots provide exposure to over 10,000 people via TEXO media (weekly ONSITE newsletter, quarterly IN FOCUS magazine, TEXO website), event emails, and signage at each event, and also allows you to secure important TEXO Challenge Cup points, presented by Acton Mobile.

Secure your spot by March 31 in order to be included in the first Challenge Cup event, the TEXO | ASA Bass Tournament! For more information about the TEXO Challenge Cup, click here.

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

Thursday, January 25
4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Ginger Man - 2718 Boll St, Dallas, TX 75204

Join your A/E/C colleagues from Archer Western, CBRE, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, HDR, HKS, Kent Companies Inc., McCarthy, Schwob Building Co., Skanska USA, Spring Valley Construction Company, Stantec, Walter P Moore and TEXO in building a better life for children. Learn all about KIDstruction Week 2018 and see how your company can get involved.

RSVP to the event and learn more.

Materials Matter is a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing  and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Sessions will delve into the impact of materials on the environment and human health, the tools and data  available for assessing and prioritizing materials, and strategies for integrating informed decision-making into projects and practice.

You are able to sign up for the entire series, or an individual session. As a TEXO member, please use the discount code "TEXO@MM" to receive $125 off the Non-Member price. This code expires on February 6.

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Session 1 - February 6: Healthy Planet
Session 2 - March 6: Healthy People
Session 3 - April 3: Tools of the Trade
Session 4 - May 8: Strategies for Projects
Session 5 - Beyond Transparency: Beyond Transparency

There is limited inventory left in TEXO eNews and on the TEXO website - participate now before these prominent ad positions are gone!

TEXO eNews: 2 exclusive lower rectangle positions available. Rectangles, on average, receive 6-7,000 impressions per month. Only $2,370 for 12 months!

TEXO website: 2 run-of-site horizontal banners available. Banners, on average, receive 1-2,000 impressions per month. Only $2,150 for 12 months!

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.
Employers required to keep and maintain an OSHA 300 injury and illness log must publicly post their 300A summary sheet from Feb. 1 to April 30.

Form 300A summarizes work-related injuries and illnesses recorded in 2017. OSHA states that the summary must be posted in work areas where employee notices are customarily placed.

To learn more, click here.

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.


Monday, January 29
7:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Monday, February 26
7:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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This course will prepare an individual to be designated by their employer as a competent person in Fall Protection and Prevention. Course curriculum includes lecture, "hands-on" and application of theory to solving construction related scenarios. Discussion topics will include: Hazard Recognition (Recognition, Evaluation and Control), OSHA Regulations related to Fall Protection and Prevention, Responsibilities of a Competent Person, Inspection of Personal Fall Arrest System’s, Proper Use and Wear of PFAS and Rescue Considerations.


Monday, February 12 - English
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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Tuesday, February 13 - Spanish
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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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.


February 19, 20, 21, 22 - Spanish
7:30am - 3:30pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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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.

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
English: Download Now
Spanish: Download Now

The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record.  NASA compares an AGC member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type.  Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards. 

For more information and to participate, click here All entries must be received by TEXO no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, February 12, 2018.

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.

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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February 14, March 14, April 5
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. 



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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Wednesday, March 21
8:00am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
TEXO Member Discount $200

This workshop is not only for Project Managers. The skills and techniques of great PMs are available for any project contributor to the construction project. Why? Because Effective Project Management is about "Pre-Mid-Post" Project accountability. Every construction worker needs to prepare to execute their tasks and responsibilities. 

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Procore Technologies Inc.
Peckar & Abramson
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.

Sam Pack's Chevrolet and Ford offers service discounts to TEXO members as well as additional offers. Check these TEXO specific offers out by clicking here. 

To learn more about the offers from General Motors to AGC and ABC members, please use the following links:
AGC Information
ABC Information

To learn more about the offers from Ford to AGC and ABC members, please use the following links:
AGC Information
ABC Information

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.
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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