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With historically low voter turnout for elections held in May, encouragement is more important than ever for your voice to be heard on the future of local government representation. Every vote in favor of a bond initiative on the ballot is a vote for future work in the construction industry.
TEXO is encouraging members to be decision makers and vote in early voting or on Election Day, Saturday, May 6.
On Wednesday, April 26 at 9 a.m. CT, the Congressional House Small Business Committee's Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development will hold a hearing titled “Help Wanted: Exploring How Alternative Paths to Student Debt Can Help to Strengthen Small Business.” TEXO President/CEO Meloni Raney will be testifying on behalf of AGC National regarding workforce needs of our industry, the value of a career in construction, our local workforce development & craft training efforts and policies needed to meet local workforce needs.
Click below to learn more and to tune in for the live video feed starting at 9 a.m. CT tomorrow.
We appreciate your trust in us – your input will be used to ensure that TEXO University continues to better understand your needs so that we can better serve your firm and provide the best and most relevant professional development and safety training moving forward. Please click below to complete the survey no later than Friday, May 26. Thank you in advance for your valuable insights!
For any questions, please contact Kim-Marie Espinosa, Director of Safety, at kim@texoassociation.org.
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This course is intended for individuals who will be performing or are engaging in flagger duties on construction projects. The course will assist them in better understanding the importance and duties involved with flagging on a project.
WHEN: Thursday, April 27 | 7-11 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Toss your rods in the back of the truck and hitch up your boats – it's time again for the 2023 ASA | TEXO Foundation Bass Tournament, the second event of the year for our 2023 Challenge Cup competition series, presented by Milwaukee Tool.
WHEN: Friday, April 28 (Pre-Fish Day) & Saturday, April 29 (Tournament Day)
WHERE: Lake Fork Marina | 275 Co Rd 1558, Alba, TX 75410
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour course serves as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of the job when required by OSHA standards. After completing the course, participants are mailed an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach wallet-sized card.
WHEN: May 3-4 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Join us Wednesday, May 10 for our monthly Safety Forum, as we hear from Dr. Nick Karr, founder and CEO of Citra Urgent Care: "Heat-Related Illness." Lunch will be provided for this complimentary event, but we ask that you please click below to RSVP.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Join TEXO Foundation DEI Committee Chair Stephanie Cook of Cokinos | Young as she reviews Mandated Investigating of the Workplace, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Randy Humphrey of Humphrey & Associates and Mark Rutledge of Momentum Mechanical about creating an environment of Workplace Appropriateness for all employees in the unique world of construction. Lunch will be provided.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
WHERE: Humphrey & Associates | 1501 Luna Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. 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, May 12 | 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: May 15-18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
There are many different anchorage connector solutions on the market, ensuring proper installation is key. Miguel Campos, Territory Sales Manager with GUARDIAN, will provide the manufacturer’s instructions that focus on proper installation and the limitations of the products. The goal of the presentation is to present trade/task specific solutions for common and difficult situations in the field via an open discussion forum. In addition, we will have different anchorage connector solutions and mock installation scenarios.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
AIA Dallas and TEXO Association proudly present the 9th Annual Bark Build Design/Build Competition to benefit SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays event! Team up to create one dynamic doghouse or cat condo entry. The Kickoff Party is free and open to potential team participants. Competition details will be available at the party and online afterward at dallasbarknbuild.org. Registration for teams will be open starting at the Kickoff Party on May 18 and will close June 13.
WHEN: Thursday, May 18 | 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: SPCA of Texas' Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center | 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature a 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 | May 1-17 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | May 9-25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | May 11 - June 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | May 15-19 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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AGC's membership discount programs 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.
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