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Borrowers only have to use 60% of their loan funds for payroll costs under changes the federal government made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that President Trump signed into law Friday. Previously, the program required borrowers to use 75% of the funds on payroll, a requirement contractors and other businesses said was too restrictive. For many companies impacted by mandatory stay-at-home orders, the money would have been better spent on rent and other operating costs, they argued.
  
As many projects across the U.S. are swinging back into action after being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, contractors are facing another threat to their schedules and, potentially, the projects themselves. Protests that started after the May 25 death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who was killed in police custody, have brought with them vandalism, looting and acts of arson in many cities. While the lion's share of damage has been to existing buildings and businesses, construction projects have not been exempted from the chaos. 
  
Just as construction workers adapted to requirements regarding hard hats and safety glasses years ago, new personal protective equipment necessitated by the coronavirus is having an impact on U.S. jobsites. While protective eyewear, gloves and even Tyvek suits are in use by contractors across the country in an effort to keep workers safe from COVID-19, the most ubiquitous tool for coronavirus protection — face coverings — have led to questions and in some cases, pushback, from workers who say they are uncomfortable and hot.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
We're excited to announce that in-person safety training classes have resumed at our Dallas and Fort Worth offices! The TEXO team is committed to maintaining a safe environment for our students and instructors, so we have implemented stringent health and safety protocols (i.e. COVID-19 screening questionnaire, social distancing, no handshake policy, etc.) and have enhanced our facility cleaning and sanitization procedures.
 
To view our upcoming class schedule, click below:
 
  
Architects and Contractors, team up and show what you can do when you work together, and benefit SPCA of Texas, too. Team registration is opens this Thursday, June 11 and closes July 9 or when we hit our 25-team maximum.
 
All completed entries will be exhibited at NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas, from November 19 - December 6, 2020. Awards will be announced at the Housewarming Party on December 6, 2020, at NorthPark.
  
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.
  
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.
  
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.
 
The TEXO Golf Tournament, part of our 2020 Challenge Cup competition, presented by Milwaukee Tools is officially SOLD OUT. Thank you to all of our teams and sponsors who made this event possible through your involvement and generosity even during these uncertain times! We look foward to seeing you all out on the green in TWO WEEKS.
 
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
 
  
The Community Committee, the newest group of the TEXO Foundation, is looking for members to develop connections between the construction industry and the community. Please join us for our inaugural ideas meeting on July 7th at 11:00. Questions? Please contact Julie Donovan at julie@texoassociation.org.
  
  • A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
  • Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
  • Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
  
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.
   
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
CONSTRUCT Show
   
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Title Sponsor: Intex Electrical
Player Gift Sponsor: DGB Glass
Meal Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors 
Registration Bloody Mary Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Mogul Wealth
Beverage Cart Sponsors: J&E Companies, Gray Reed
Golf Hole Sponsors: Dynamic Glass, DynaTen Corporation, George-McKenna Electrical Contractors; Hackett Bonds & Insurance Services
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. 

   
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