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Gas tax revenues help pay for transportation construction projects across the nation and keep many construction companies in business, workers on the job and the economy growing.
 
Americans and the construction industry need real relief, not a gimmick that only saves them about $2 per week or $25 over the full suspension and could add $10 billion to the national debt. 
 
Whether it is increasing domestic oil production or providing rebates to Americans, Congress should find REAL solutions to high gas prices – NOT gimmicks. For more information on the background of this issue, click here
  
Texas Construction continues to dominate growth in the U.S. We’ll be discussing state trends in costs, labor and growth and why technology is NOW needed to keep GCs on the path to profitability and enhanced project performance.
 
With the right tools, you can radically cut down on errors, spot delays early on, and work proactively to keep your project on time and within budget. We’ve seen it been done. Bryan Kucinski, PE, Senior Solution Consultant at Buildots will walk through five occasions when Buildots uncovered issues that no one else noticed.
  
Construction is expected to begin this year on a $5 billion GlobalWafers semiconductor plant in Sherman, Texas. The plant, which will make chips for Intel, will be the largest of its kind in the U.S. and among the largest in the world, covering 3.2 million square feet, and will create 1,500 new jobs when it starts production in 2025.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
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Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Speaker: Jase Frankie, Chief Operating Officer, Safety Pole LLC.
Topic: 2022 Gen3 Safety Pole
 
Over the last 20 years of use on those jobsites, the Safety Pole System has saved countless workers from serious injury when they trip, inadvertently fall off the top plate or are blown from a roof while installing sheathing. What does that mean to these companies? Safer workers, lower insurance rates, lower hospital claims and no OSHA violations.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, July 6 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
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
  
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, July 15 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
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: July 18-21 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 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
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
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.
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)