TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
In partnership with TEXO, Hill & Wilkinson will be leading the first DFW VDC/BIM Peer Group meeting in an effort to collaborate with other AEC firms specializing in VDC technology. Meetings will include the following:
  • Industry Insights
  • Future Outlook
  • Lessons Learned
  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Presentations by Industry Experts
Lunch & Learn Kick Off Event
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 9th | 12 - 1 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
 
Please RSVP to Steven Brown at sbrown@hwgc.com or 214.632.5563
  
TEXO Craft Professional of the Year honors a TEXO-member company’s most outstanding craft employee. All TEXO-member companies have dedicated tradespeople who demonstrate safety, craftsmanship, productivity, ingenuity and leadership on a daily basis. It’s time to accomplish a win-win-win!
 
Nominees must hold a journey-level designation and be employed by a TEXO Member.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: Thursday, Nov. 7.
  
The construction industry added 7,000 jobs from August to September, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bringing construction unemployment to 3.2%. This is the same percentage reported in May of this year, which came in as the lowest unemployment rate in the last 10 years. The construction industry unemployment figures narrowly beat the national unemployment rate of 3.5%. Construction wages are also at their highest in the last decade, according to historical BLS data. 
   
Griffith Davison, P. C.
   
   
CONSTRUCT Show
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
The TEXO YCC Tailgate combines our final Challenge Cup events: the Washer Tournament, Chili Cook-Off and BBQ Cook-Off. Come and hang out with more than 1,000 TEXO members and their families at this can't-miss event! We will feature the KidsBuild area and heated competition at the largest TEXO event of the year! 
 
The event will be open to the public for Chili & BBQ tasting and to watch the Washer Tournament. Entry for the public is free and we ask that you help us support the North Texas Food Bank by competing in the Company Can Food Drive Competition.
 
  
Join us Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Playwright Irish Pub in Dallas for premier networking and industry relationship building. Pre-register until 2 p.m. the day of the event to save $20 off the walk-in price. Thank you to our title sponsor, Cokinos, and our coktail sponsor, Trade Management.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 24 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Playwright Irish Pub | 1722 Routh St. #102, Dallas, TX 75201
TEXO’s 2019 Construction Safety Professionals Conference is your chance to jumpstart your career with the tools, strategies, training and connections you need to advance your career and your organizations. Members enjoy FREE admission into the Friday conference and discounted pricing on the Thursday workshops. 
 
NEW in 2019, TEXO Safety will be offering half-day workshops ranging from competent person courses to an "Adaptable Communicator" course and CSHT study group. Workshop session attendees have the opportunity to earn up to 1.5 hours of continuing education credits to maintain various professional designations from other industry organizations.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31 (Workshops) & Friday, Nov. 1 (Full Conference) | 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Omni Dallas Hotel Park West | 1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234
 
 
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum Sponsor: Procore 
Gold Sponsors: Humphrey & Associates, Marek, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Title Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors
Bar Area Sponsor: BakerTriangle
Raffle Prize Sponsor: Zurich North America
Judging Sponsor: Williams Scotsman
In-Kind Sponsors: Buyers Barricades, George-McKenna Electrical Contractors, Texas First Rentals, United Rentals
KidsBuild Excavator Level Sponsor: Hilti North America
KidsBuild Dozer Level Sponsor: BrightView, Hill & Wilkinson, Pecos Construction
KidsBuild Hard Hat Level Sponsor: Chamberlin, J Cordell, Operation Tiny House, Polk Mechanical, Skiles Group
KidsBuild Forklift Level Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors, Modu-Loc Fence Rentals, United Rentals
 
Want to see your name here? Additional sponsorships are still available. Click below to secure yours today!
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

You can get the best 401k on the market. 100 Percent 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.

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@ RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.

Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. 

   
Peckar & Abramson