TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
Gains across all residential and nonresidential sectors buoyed construction employment in September with 22,000 added jobs for the month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That left the industry's jobless rate at 4.5%, improving significantly from 7.1% a year before.
  
U.S. construction technology investor funding has reached a record $2.1 billion so far this year, more than a 100% increase from a year ago. Industry experts say the COVID-19 pandemic sparked this boom in investor activity, but that the industry is still in the early phase of innovation.
  
Safe driving is the result of training, skill, planning, and action – not chance. The majority of all motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error or poor operating practices including fatigue, inadequate training/retention, and alcohol/drugs use. Only a small percentage of accidents are due to mechanical failure or improper maintenance. Vehicle accident prevention should focus on these two controllable factors, driver error and vehicle failure.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
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, Oct. 18 - Thursday, Oct. 21 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Are you interested in becoming a Certified NCCER Craft Instructor?  All Instructor using the NCCER Standardized curricula in their craft, apprentice, school-to-work, or secondary occupational education construction trades program are required to successfully complete this program.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 19 - Thursday, Oct. 21 | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
Fire up your grills and iron your aprons – the 2021 TEXO YCC Tailgate, the final event of our 2021 Challenge Cup competition series presented by Milwaukee Tool, is being held October 22-23, and a small handful of teams and sponsorships are still available.
 
We will be having the Washer Tournament this year, and in addition to our usual BBQ and Chili, we are adding a NEW competition category: COCKTAILS!
 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 22 (Check-In & Prep Day) & Saturday, Oct. 23 (Judging Day)
WHERE: Silver Lake Marina | 2500 Fairway Drive #1, Grapevine, TX 76051
  
CSPC 2021 is your chance to jumpstart your career with the tools, strategies, training, and connections you need to advance your career and your organization. This year, TEXO has partnered with the University of Texas at Arlington to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for safety professionals.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28 (Full Day Conference) & Friday, Oct. 29 (Additional Workshop)
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton DFW Airport North | 1580 Point West Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Silver: Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Dee Brown Inc, Hill & Wilkinson, Humphrey & Associates, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Skiles Group, The Beck Group
Bronze: Austin Commercial, CBS Rentals, CORE Construction, MAREK, Northstar Builders Group, PCL Contract Bonding Agency, Rogers-O'Brien Construction, SEDALCO Construction Services
Event Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors
Venue Sponsor: Carrco Painting
Judging Sponsor: Field Control Analytics
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
TEXO members receive 22% off monthly access calling plan fees, unlimited VZemail for $20 per month, 35% off eligible Verizon accessories and for a limited time receive a $100 bill credit.
By joining TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, you can provide an outstanding plan, save money, and spend less time administering it. TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, from a government reporting standpoint, is treated like one large plan. The end result for you is a 401(k) plan with competitive investments, outstanding service, and someone else doing a majority of the plan maintenance legwork.
ResourcesResources
AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to help chapters and members explain to owners, government officials, and others, what is happening and what all parties can do to minimize the damage.
Missed our Legislative Recap event? Want to know about new laws passed by the 87th Texas Legislature? Check out these recap notes from our very own Jack Baxley, Vice President of Governmental Affairs.
 
Feel free to reach out to Jack Baxley with any questions at jack@texoassociation.org.