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TEXO’s Young Constructors Council (YCC) is an elite group of construction industry professionals in the DFW Metroplex under the age of 35 who come together to learn about the industry, develop leadership skills, network, build relationships, and benefit from one another.
Since its inception more than 10 years ago, YCC has become one of the most successful organizations for young construction professionals in the nation. In partnering with TEXO to help train and develop their young professionals, our members are seeing the next generation of industry leaders come through YCC.
Applications close NEXT MONDAY, Nov. 30, so apply today!
Did you know that 70% of national survey respondents indicated that job-related training influenced their decision to stay at their company? Keep your people, and keep them thankful by giving them the tools to succeed through training & development.
Go to www.ntcef.org/CourseCategoryList to learn about the CEF courses that will benefit your employees and your business. Online enrollment for the spring semester is NOW OPEN, so register today!
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Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
This course is intended for individuals that will be performing or are engaging in flagger duties on construction projects and will assist them in better understanding the importance and duties involved with flagging on a project.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 30 | 7-11 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our annual Holiday & Awards Gala has been canceled for 2020. As an alternative opportunity for TEXO Members to get together safely to engage in fellowship and networking, we will be hosting two smaller Holiday Happy Hour events in Fort Worth and Plano.
Capacity at these events will be limited, so be sure to register ASAP to save your spot! These events are reserved for TEXO Members ONLY, and tickets will be $35 per person.
December Happy Hour: 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills | 6600 Columbine Way, Plano, TX 75093
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.
WHEN: Dec. 7-10 | 7 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
You're invited to join us as representatives from TEXO, AIA and the Dallas Regional Chamber give an overview of TEXO's and AIA's respective agenda items for the 2021 Legislative Session and discuss potential impact on member companies and how members can get involved in the political process. This is one roundtable discussion that you definitely don't want to miss!
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom Webinar
COST: FREE for TEXO & AIA Members
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2011 to 2015, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 220 total crane-related deaths, an average of 44 per year over this five-year period with 42% of the fatal work injuries taking place in the private construction industry. The data also shows that specialty contractors and heavy and civil engineering construction accounted for the most fatalities involving cranes in private construction. We are pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. 
This course will be approved for 0.8 IACET CEUs, for those attendees who are interested in continuing education credits!
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 11 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom Meeting
COST: FREE, Supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Grant
  • 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.
Slates Harwell LLP
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Fastenal Co.
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
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