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We are in an era of disruptive politics, and we can take nothing for granted this year. TEXO is encouraging its members and their employees to VOTE on November 6, 2018. (Early voting starts Monday October 22, 2018 and ends Friday, November 2, 2018.) By exercising your right to VOTE, you as a TEXO member are not only VOTING for a candidate but more importantly you are VOTING for jobs & opportunity!

TEXO working in conjunction with our state and national Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders and Contractors associations support this list of candidates in the 2018 General Election.

Please VOTE November 6, 2018 in order to maintain our ability to continue to “Build Texas Proud”!

To find out who represents you, click here!


SMPS Fort Worth presents a one of a kind event: Steer Style Bingo brings together industry and community partners for an evening of socializing in the heart of the Stockyards. Dust off your boots, wear your cowboy hat and meet us at the Cowtown Coliseum for a life size game of Bingo with special guests Rojo, Norman and Rusty. 

3 Steers. 3 Pens. 3 Prizes. Lots of fun. Join us for some Bingo, hors d''oeuvres, music and more. This great event is benefiting The Fort Worth Herd and the SMPS Fort Worth Scholarship Program.


The Frisco, Texas, City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning request that paves the way for the design and construction of Spring Creek Frisco 45, a planned $850 million mixed-use, high-density project. Dallas developer MHC Capital will own the property and oversee the project, according to The Dallas Morning News. Plans for the 60-acre project include: four office towers, parks and open space; a full-service hotel with at least 350 rooms; per the city''s request, 80,000 square feet of retail; and 1,000 apartments and townhouses.

Rental One
Harrison Steck, P.C.
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO

This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safe guards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machinery and the determination of proper machine safe guards. Course topics include machinery processes, mechanical motions, points of operation, control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout), guarding of portable powered tools, and common OSHA machine guarding violations. Program highlights include the ability to recognize hazards and provide options for control and hazard abatement through machines safeguarding inspection workshops.


Join us for premier networking and industry relationship building! Thank you to our title sponsor, Cummings Electrical, and our cocktail sponsor, COKINOS. 

When: Thursday, October 18th | 4:30-6:30pm

Where: Musume | 2330 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201


Join us Tuesday, October 23rd as we host a panel discussion about identifying and mitigating risks for general contractors as they contract with their clients for construction projects and unveil our new Contract Assessment Tool. 

The TEXO Board of Directors assembled a committee to work together on best practices and identify the top risks our industry is facing. This committee identified key language that needs to be considered in every contract in the best interest of the general contractor and the owner. 


Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to:  

- Distinguish between the varying definitions for design.
- Define value and commonly used methods to maximize it.
- Discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it.
- Differentiate between traditional project methods and lean design.
- Explain the various lean tools used in design and how to deploy them.


Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a seven hour, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to:

- Define the difference between traditional and lean problem solving.
- Describe how to create a team environment to solve problems.
- Explain how to create trust to avoid problems.
- Describe Observation Walks.
- Identify root causes of problems.

Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for a full day of informative information that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the job site in 2018 and beyond!

• Special Guest Speakers
• Exhibitor Showcase
• Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship 
• Construction Safety Awards 
• Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
• Showcase Giveaways
• And More

Slates Harwell LLP
Baker Triangle
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

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. Contact Billy Backus today.

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. Recieve a quote by calling 1-800-210-5290.

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.

Peckar & Abramson