TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
Yesterday, April 27, Governor Abbott announced the State of Texas's phased plan to reopen our economy in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The current stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire at 11:59PM on Thursday, April 30 and will not be renewed. His new executive order will supersede all local orders and should be seen as permission to open, not a requirement. Click below to read the full Governor's Report to Open Texas. 
  
As Congress continues to consider how to best address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, innovation and investments in our education and workforce systems should be a top priority. Over the last few weeks, ACTE has been working closely with congressional leaders to ensure CTE’s inclusion in future response packages, and is making progress. However, your help is needed! In order to ensure that Congress realizes the importance of CTE during these challenging times, we encourage you to click below to ask your Members of Congress to support the inclusion of CTE in any upcoming COVID-19 relief proposal.
  
Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders plunged in response to the economic fallout associated with the coronavirus outbreak, according to the newest Associated Builders and Contractors' Construction Confidence Index, released yesterday. Readings for sales, profit margin and staffing level expectations fell below the threshold of 50 for the first time in the history of the series, signaling contraction along all three metrics. Confidence is likely to decline further as construction firms experience the full extent of the COVID-19 crisis, said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. 
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
The tee times are set, and it's time to register your team for the rescheduled TEXO Golf Tournament, part of our 2020 Challenge Cup competition, presented by Milwaukee Tools. Early Registration ends June 5th, so register now to save $50 per team! Sponsorships are also available, so secure your company's today. 
 
WHEN: Monday, June 22 | 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
WHERE: Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
COST: TEXO Members Only | Foursome: $550 | Twosome: $275
 
  
During this time of social distancing, TEXO Safety First classes have been moved to a digital format through the end of May. This will not be an ongoing option of delivering this training, as completion of the digital version of the program cannot be utilized toward an OSHA 10 card in the future. If an OSHA 10 is required, you must attend a face-to-face class once they resume.
 
Contact Kim Espinosa at kim@texoassociation.org with any questions.
  
We will have limited staff in our offices through May 18 and are looking at a phased return to full staff from there. In the meantime, all staff not in the office are continuing to work remotely to serve our members during these unprecedented times. Please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything we can do for you! 
 
Jack Baxley – VP of Governmental Affairs
817-480-8094
 
Todd Holtz – VP of Operations
940-208-4191
 
Kim Espinosa – Director of Safety
214-683-5849
 
Meloni Raney – President/CEO
972-322-9818
  
We are committed to staying in communication with our members to provide timely updates and useful resources throughout this uncertain period, so be sure to keep checking back on our website for a continuously updated list of resources and materials: www.texoassociation.org/resources/coronavirus.
   
Procore Technologies Inc.
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Silver: AEC, Brasfield & Gorrie, Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Humphrey & Associates, Lee Lewis Construction, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Bronze: CORE Construction Services, Dee Brown, Faber Technologies, Marek, Northstar Builders Group, SEDALCO, Turner Construction
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. 
   
Cokinos l Young