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Jason Weeks, vice president/district manager with Brasfield & Gorrie and member of TEXO's Board of Directors, was featured as one of 12 rising stars in the industry by Construction Executive in their October 2019 issue. In the article, Jason mentions that over the next 10 years of his career, he plans to "strive to operate with a sense of integrity and transparency," and he hopes that he "can further instil these values into our industry, especially on a localized level in Dallas." We are so proud to have such incredible members working together to elevate our industry. Congratulations, Jason!
Returning to civilian life from military service can be rocky. Veterans forge myriad skills while serving, but it can be challenging to tailor that expertise to nonmilitary jobs and even harder to use it to launch a career. Yet the construction industry's labor shortage is only intensifying and experts say that veterans often have experience suitable for not only jobs in construction, but careers.
The most recent financial news from construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar could have been better. The company's third quarter sales and revenues decreased 6% to $12.8 billion year over year, and profit per share was down 8% to $2.66. Caterpillar told Reuters that one reason sales are down is that customers are hesitant to make large purchases amid the U.S. and China trade war. The original equipment manufacturer even anticipates the slowdown in sales to continue into the fourth quarter and its grim outlook has even resulted in it having to lay off 120 temporary workers at its Victoria, Texas, plant.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
Subjects Addressed Include:
  • Identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds.
  • Knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights.
  • Understanding the remedies available on both private and public projects.
  • Finding out how contractors, subcontractors and suppliers can protect their payment rights.
  • Learning what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects.
  • Understanding how the Texas Prompt Payment Acts for both public and private construction projects, encourage prompt payments.
Join us Thursday, Nov. 21 at City Works in Fort Worth 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, Kane Russell Coleman Logan. Our cocktail sponsorship is still available - please contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org to learn more. 
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Works | 5288 Monahans Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76109
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
  • Presentations by Industry Experts
  • Networking Happy Hours
WHEN: Monday, Dec. 9 | Noon - 1 p.m. 
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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.
Send your suit to the dry cleaner and shine your shoes! The 2019 TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala is just around the corner, and you're invited to join us as we gather to celebrate our 10th anniversary, DBA winners and individual award winners. Online registration is open for tickets, tables and sponsorships – all of which are going fast – so sign up today! 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 12 | 5 - 11 p.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Dallas | 300 Reunion Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75207
Sika Corporation
Reliable Paving, Inc.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum Sponsor: Procore 
Gold Sponsors: Humphrey & Associates, Marek, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Networking Sponsor: Marek
Entertainment Sponsor: George-McKenna
Decor Sponsor: Slates Harwell
Safety Award Sponsors: Andres Construction, Marek
Superintendent Award Sponsors: Satterfield & Pontikes, Hilti
SIR Award Sponsor: Gray Reed
Magnolia Award Sponsor: Peckar & Abramson
Vision Award Sponsor: Willis Towers Watson
Photo Booth Sponsor: SEDALCO
AV Sponsor: Griffith Davision
Dessert Sponsor: Dynamic Glass
Event Gift Sponsor: Cokinos
Wine Sponsors: BrightView, Mogul Wealth, Willis Towers Watson
Want to see your name here? Additional sponsorships are still available. Click below to secure yours today!
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

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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.