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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, two of which received national recognition. Congratulations to: 1st Place Gold Medalist: HVAC, Jared Whitehead, Aire Dynamics and 3rd Place Bronze Medalist: Structural Welding, Bill Bailey III, TDIndustries. A great day for our North Texas training partner companies!

2013 Graduation & Awards Banquet, Thursday, June 20, 2013
6:00 pm: Reception Buffet/Cash Bars Open; 7:30 pm: Ceremony Begins;
DFW Westin Hotel, Trinity Ballroom (Esters & 114)
If you have never attended CEF’s Annual Graduation & Awards Banquet, be sure to put this on your calendar! This is a wonderful event, honoring our industry’s students who have completed their commitment of 2-4 years of craft or supervisory training at CEF. TEXO is a proud sponsor of this annual event. So, if your company has employees graduating from one of CEF’s programs, or you would like to see what CEF is all about, please contact Lori Purviance at the CEF office 972-574-5200 or lori@ntcef.org for tickets or additional information.
Maestro Technologies Inc.
TEXO’s Young Constructors Council is developing new ways to engage members and bring value through programming and constructive networking opportunities. Read more
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!

LAST CHANCE! Update/Changes for 2013-2014 Chapter Directory
It is time to publish the Chapter's new  Membership Directory. This is the perfect opportunity for you and your firm to submit any changes or corrections to your firm's listing in our current directory. All members should complete the form online or fax to 972/247-1930 as soon as possible. To complete the form online, click your designation: Contractor Member or  Industry/Subscriber Member.
Supply Depot
OSHA Continues Consideration of Safety Checklist for Federal Job Selection Factor; AGC Seeking Further Member Input
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) recently released a revised version of a proposed health and safety checklist. Read more
Another business opportunity with the City of Dallas!
Click here for a list of current business opportunities with the City of Dallas. Please refer to the City of Dallas’ website www.bids.dallascityhall.org to obtain additional information on new business opportunities available. We also encourage you to attend pre-bid and pre-proposal meetings to discuss the project with Department Representatives and/or Buyer. Attending will give you an opportunity to network with prospective primes, sub- contractors, etc.

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.

Construction Unemployment Drops To 13.2%; Lowest April Mark in Five Years As Industry Adds Jobs Year-Over-Year Despite Dip In Latest Month
Residential Contractors Add Jobs at Robust Clip for the Month and Year While Nonresidential Employment Rises Relative to 2012 Level but Slips from March; Association Warns of Potential Future Worker Shortages. Read more
Kleinfelder Inc.
Only 4 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.
IMAGINiT Technologies
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