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Learn about the initiatives underway at DFW Airport and business opportunities within the Infrastructure and Development Division including Energy, Transportation & Asset Management, Planning, Commercial Development and Design, Code & Construction Departments. Join DFW Airport as we recognize exceptional people and projects. This event will take place both in person or via Zoom. The choice is yours!
 
WHEN: Friday, June 10 | 8-11 a.m.
WHERE: In-Person @ LOOK Theaters | 5655 Colleyville Blvd, Ste 300, Colleyville, TX 76034
  
Milwaukee Tool announced construction on its newest facility in Mississippi. Located in Grenada County, Milwaukee's latest expansion will accommodate the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business and will also serve as a centralized repair facility. The new location will create more than 800 new jobs and is planned to open in mid-2023.
 
  
Registration for the 2022 Bark+Build Competition is closing NEXT THURSDAY, June 9! Architects & Contractors – grab a partner firm and sign up today. Let’s see if you can beat last year’s category winners! Even better, who is going to be crowned champion for the NEW category: Playful Pals. Learn more at dallasbarknbuild.org!
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
Employee ownership has been a rapidly growing force in the AEC industry for decades, yet many owners are still learning how Employee Stock Ownership Plan (or ESOP) succession plans offer unique advantages with which conventional exit strategies simply cannot compete in many cases. 
 
The flexibility of the ESOP structure often provides a comprehensive strategy which can advance the interests of everyone involved in the organization, including owners, management, employees, and customers. 
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Topic: Heat Stress Prevention Strategies
Speaker: Sean Blakemore with McCarthy will share with us the benefits of utilizing Kinzen
 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
This TEXO Safety Focus course provides a one-day study of Confined Space Entry and its application to safety in construction. Topics discussed include Hazard Recognition (Recognition, Evaluation and Control), Entry Supervisor, Attendant or Entrant involved in a Confined Space Entry, OSHA Regulations related to Confined Space Entry, Responsibilities of a Competent Person, Hazardous Atmospheres, Use of portable gas detection, selection of PPE and rescue considerations. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 2 | 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
This course is designed for participants to gain the necessary skills to plan, prepare and complete basic rigging and signals. The couse is aimed at providing individuals with the knowledge and skills to give correct and clear signals to guide the crane operator in the manoeuvre of a load safely to its destination.
 
Course Topics Include:
OSHA And ASME standards B30.9, B30.10, B30.20, B30.23, B30.26, OSHA 1910.184, OSHA 1926.251
 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 8 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 103 total trenching and excavation-related deaths. Prevent these accidents on your jobsite by taking the Excavations Hazards in Construction course. This class is covered by the Susan Harwood federal grant - a $250 value but FREE to you!
 
WHEN: 
English | Thursday, June 9 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Spanish | Friday, June 10 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
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.
 
WHEN: Friday, June 10 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
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: June 13-16 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
We have a diverse panel of amazing women, all of whom have different roles in the construction industry. Join us for breakfast and listen to the ladies discuss their jobs in the industry, what challenges they have overcome being a woman in a predominately male industry and their tips and tricks for a work/life balance!
 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 15 | 7:30-9 a.m.
WHERE: Humphrey & Associates Training Facility | 1501 Luna Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
  
Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, and know when to secure your spot at our second annual Poker Night! This year, the event is NOT part of our Challenge Cup series – it's just for fun and networking with your construction industry peers. So register today to save your seat at the table, and get your poker face ready!
 
WHEN: Thursday, June 23 | 6-10:30 p.m.
WHERE: Humphrey & Associates Training Facility | 1501 Luna Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
 
Available Sponsorships:
• Title Sponsor
• Prize Sponsor
• Bar Sponsor
• Meal Sponsor
• Championship Table Sponsor
• Dealer Sponsor
• Table Sponsor
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: The Demo Company, Humphrey & Associates, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, Rogers-O'Brien, TDIndustries
Silver: Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Hill & Wilkinson, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont, Skiles Group
Bronze: AEC, The Beck Group, Campos Engineering, CORE, Griffith Davison, Marsh, MarshMcLennan Agency, PCL, SEDALCO
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
The 2022 Labor Law poster will include the following state & federal required posters for all businesses into one laminated 25.5” X 39.5” poster.
 
Texas Required Posters
Bilingual Discrimination Notice
Bilingual Notification of the Ombudsman Program
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 10 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 5 - Non-Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 6 - Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 7 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Child Labor Law
Texas Payment Notice & Unemployment Compensation
 
Federal Required Posters
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Act - 8.5" x 14"
The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)
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.