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Griffith Nixon Davison, P.C.
All employers are required to use the revised I-9 Form beginning May 7.
Employers who fail to use the new form (revision date 03/08/13) on or after that date may be subject to penalties. Read more
ABC of Texas
As the end of the regular Legislative Session nears, several important industry bills are at a critical time. Read more
Vote May 11: Municipal Elections and Bond Issues
The TEXO Government Affairs Committee is encouraging TEXO members and their employees to vote this Saturday, May 11, 2013 in the Texas May Uniform election. Several local municipal, water district and independent school district leadership positions are at stake during this election. Please take time and learn about the candidates then cast your vote. There will also be city and school district bond issues on ballots in numerous communities in North and East Texas. Successful passage of bond issues creates additional construction projects and jobs for our industry. TEXO supports passage of all construction related bond programs. Make your vote count. Vote May 11.
Maestro Technologies Inc.
During this month’s Superintendents Safety Forum the topic of "How to Conduct a Successful Stand Down" was covered. The event was so successful and informative I thought I would share a bit of the good points covered by our panel of experts. Read more
OSHA 30-Hour Training in Spanish
This class provides instruction on construction industry safety and health topics. Upon successful completion participants will be issued OSHA 30-Hour cards through the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA. Click here to read more and to register

All companies MUST have their workforce trained in the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) by December 1, 2013
GHS is an international approach to hazard communication, providing a new system for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to labels and safety data sheets. OSHA is requiring that by December 1, 2013 all employees be trained on the new labels (e.g., pictograms and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet format. For more information or to schedule training for your employees contact TEXO at (972) 647-0697.
Supply Depot
Construction Industry Safety Stand Down ... May 15
All TEXO members are encouraged to participate in the May 15th Construction Industry Stand Down. Make this Stand Down a SUCCESS! We firmly believe taking this action as a construction community will make a strong statement about the importance of safety to each of us. Following the event be sure to send us pictures from your Stand Down (include name of project and location). Click here to register your participation and click here to view the Stand-Down Library! Regardless of what we have accomplished in safety to make our jobsites safer, we must do more!

10th Annual Poker Run and Cook-Out
The 10th Annual Poker Run & Cook-Out is scheduled for Saturday, May 18. There are two routes to choose from. Join us for a fun day of games, a live auction, door prizes and live entertainment. Register Early: First 100 Pre-Registered Participants Receive Event T-Shirt. All proceeds from the Poker Run & Cook-Out benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Happy Hill Farm Academy. Click here for more information and to participate.

Lean Construction Institute Presents: The Secret Sauce to Rapid Team Deployment – Thursday, May 23, 2012
Lean skills and BIM are revolutionizing project delivery. There still remains a frontier to high performance that can accelerate and deepen coordination and collaboration. Team dynamics is the single biggest impact on how well a project performs. Click here to register!
Kleinfelder Inc.
Only 5 spots left for the 7th Annual Construction Industry Softball Tournament
This is the second event of the TEXO Challenge Cup competition and registration is open. The tournament is limited to 20 teams! TEXO Contractor and Industry members are invited to bring one team from their company to participate. Both men and women are invited to participate. Click here to register your softball team for June 1. Click here to to view the softball tournament’s point system.

Golf Anyone? The TEXO Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at the Trophy Club Country Club
Registration is now available for the TEXO Open Golf Tournament. Morning and Afternoon tee times are available along with 11 sponsorship opportunities. Make your reservations now for a fun filled day. Click here to register your two or four person team. This is the third event of the TEXO Challenge Cup competition, click here to view the golf tournament’s point system.

TEXO Challenge Cup Standings
Currently in first, second and third place in the competition are: 1st Place: Balfour Beatty (97 points), 2nd Place: Brandt (88 points) and 3rd Place: Humphrey & Associates (85 points). Click here to view the complete leaderboard.
Dallas leads U.S. metro areas in construction job growth
The Dallas area led the nation’s metropolitan areas in construction job gains in March, according to data released Wednesday by an industry trade group. Read more

Construction jobs, spending shrink in latest month but rise for year; metros vary widely
Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 165,000, seasonally adjusted, in April and 2,077,000 (1.6%) over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The March gain, initially reported as a weak 88,000, was revised up to 138,000. Read more
CEF's local Craft Championship competitors finishes two days of National Competition at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Craft Championships
Four students in CEF's craft/apprenticeship program competed in the ABC National Craft Championship last week in Birmingham, AL, 2 of which received national recognition. Congratulations to:
1st Place Gold Medalist: HVAC, Jared Whitehead, Aire Dynamics
3rd Place Bronze Medalist: Structural Welding, Bill Bailey, III
A great day for our North Texas training partner companies!
IMAGINiT Technologies
Buyers Barricades
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