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Contractors’ bid prices for constructing new nonresidential buildings finally caught up with soaring costs for the materials and service they buy in May, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials cautioned that contractors will have a hard time keeping pace with additional price spikes for many key construction materials.
  
The Federal Reserve may feel increased pressure to raise interest rates after inflation increased 8.6% year over year in May, the biggest yearly increase since December 1981. What's particularly concerning, says Bank of America executive Ethan Harris, is that the problem has affected "every nook and cranny of the economy."
  
June 14 marks the ninth anniversary of National Forklift Safety Day. This annual event serves as the focal point for forklift manufacturers to reinforce the importance of operator safety training and forklift safety practices.
 
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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
  
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
  
This course is designed to help students build essential lifesaving skills. Students will be qualified to train others in Medic First Aid/CPR, use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), disease prevention from Bloodborne Pathogens and Infant/Child Rescue skills and AED applications. Students will apply those skills in optional scenario-based practices. Upon course completion, students will be approved to instruct HSI training programs in BasicPlus, CarePlus, Bloodborne Pathogens, Emergency Oxygen and Child/Infant Supplement.
 
WHEN: July 6-7 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: The Demo Company, Humphrey & Associates, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, Rogers-O'Brien, TDIndustries
 
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
AGC's Membership Discount Program's provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products. From discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions. AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.
Don't miss out on all the discounts that ABC National offers to you as a member of TEXO! ABC Members received more than $35 million in savings in 2019.
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.