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Industry NewsIndustry News
  
Samsung Austin Semiconductor wants to build 11 new semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in the Austin, Texas, area and has applied for tax breaks to advance the $192 billion plan. Construction of one factory valued at $17 billion is already underway, bringing the total potential investment to $209 billion.
  
For more than two years the U.S. construction industry has been buffeted by unprecedented increases in materials costs, supply-chain bottlenecks, and a tight labor market. To help project owners, government officials and the public understand how these conditions are affecting contractors and their workers, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has posted frequent updates of the Construction Inflation Alert. 
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
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Slates Harwell LLP
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 3 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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: Aug. 1-4 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
 
Join the discussion! This roundtable will discuss project delays due to material shortages. The discussion will be focused on how to work around those issues at the beginning of the project in order to mitigate delays in the design and construction process. Moderated by George Watts; presented by KSC, Inc. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, August 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: AD EX, 325 N. St. Paul Street, Suite 150
  
We won't blame it on your roots if you show up in boots! Bring out your best "country couture" attire and join us in the Fort Worth Stockyards for a night of networking and celebrating our 2022 Distinguished Building Award winners. These awards are recognized as one of the most prestigious awards in the nation and embody the skill, commitment and passion that TEXO members have for construction.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 11 | 5-9 p.m.
WHERE: Stockyard Station | 140 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76164
  
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, Aug. 12 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!
 
Lean Construction Education Program | Aug. 1-31 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Aug. 2 - Sept. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | Aug. 9 - Sept. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Aug. 10-22 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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)