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ABC Convention 2021 is tailored to you, the ABC member. This is your opportunity to gain valuable industry insights, network and celebrate with fellow ABC members—merit shop contractors from across the country—and leave feeling energized and empowered for the year ahead.
 
We’ve prepared a thoughtful program complete with engaging and insightful events that we’ve curated to adapt to and anticipate the changing times. From four engaging keynote speakers to top industry insights, the Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala, and a golf tournament to benefit the Trimmer Construction Education Fund at Cowboys Golf Club, we are planning an event that will inspire and energize the merit shop for the year ahead.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 9 - Wednesday, March 10
WHERE: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center | 1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX 76051
  
The 2021 STEP application is LIVE and ready for you to apply. Click here to apply online, or click here to view instructions. If you prefer to submit a paper/PDF application, click here to complete a fillable PDF application. Please note that there is an additional $35 fee to submit a paper/PDF application. For any questions, contact Lois Hamilton at lois@texoassociation.org.
 
The deadline to submit your application is July 23. Companies will be recognized during TEXO’s Construction Safety Professionals Day.
  
Tee off for a cause at TEXO's Annual Raymond L. Critchfield Golf Tournament on June 24. All proceeds will go toward the Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship Fund. Mark your calendar for this 18-hole scramble, followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 24
WHERE: Coyote Ridge Golf Club | 1640 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75010
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Kick off 2021 with a fun AEC Trivia Night with our friends at the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)! Have fun networking with others in the DFW AEC community. Show off your smarts in this online trivia showdown to win great prizes.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 18 | 4:30-6 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
Mark your calendars for the TEXO Foundation and Associated Schools of Construction Region Five VIRTUAL Student Competition where teams from Region Five schools compete again each other using member company construction projects to show their skill and interest in careers in construction. Students will compete in three divisions; Commercial, Design Build, and Heavy Civil.
 
Please consider a sponsorship to help the Foundation reach its mission of workforce development. This has traditionally been one of the most impactful events that the TEXO Foundation is engaged in and we appreciate your support.
  
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: Monday, Feb. 22 - Thursday, Feb. 25 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
Join us for this new class, presented in partnership with 22Kill, where participants will learn about the warning signs and statistics of various mental health concerns and how when left unaddressed can lead to suicide. Valuable tools will be provided in learning how to recognize signs and hold difficult conversations with those who may be struggling, stress management techniques and resource navigation for those in need of help. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 25 | 9-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Designed for supervisors, managers, and other employees tasked with ensuring compliance, the OSHA Recordkeeping and Reporting for All Industries virtual course will cover the essential aspects of setting up and maintaining a reporting system in accordance with OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1904.
 
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 26 | 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Training
  
How digital role-play can accelerate upskilling from unstable knowledge…to rock-solid experience.
 
Join us for this one-hour virtual lunch-and-learn led by business anthropologist and leadership trainer Alex Fichera for an exclusive and interactive experience, answering what NEXT-GEN LEADERSHIP looks like, how to update your training curriculum to support it and get hands-on with the latest A.I. advancements in leadership development. RSVP as soon as possible. Spacing is limited, and all attendees will receive 30-day access to SkillGym: the digital role-play platform.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, Mar. 2 | 11 a.m. - noon
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
  • 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.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance for glory as the year-long contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2021 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click here.
 
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 6 left
Silver Sponsor – 4 left
Bronze Sponsor – 3 left
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
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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