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THIS WEEK! April 4-5, 2014
Lake Bob Sandlin - Barefoot Bay Marina

The first event of the 2014 Challenge Cup season is coming up! This year, the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile, will once again start off on the water. Don't miss your chance to get a great start to the season! To learn more and register your team and find sponsorships opportunities, click here.

Safety / Superintendent Forum
Wednesday, April 2
11:30am - 1:00pm
Topic: Heat Stress
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Dr. Smith from NOVA Medical Centers will join us to discuss the effects of heat on the body and how to prevent heat stress for the employees. Register Now!

Latino Safety / Superintendent Forum
Thursday, April 3
11:30am - 1:00pm
Topic: Boom Lift Awareness
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

This month, the Latino Safety / Superintendent Forum will cover Boom Lift Awareness. They will discuss current regulations and applicable issues, general equipment safety factors and more. Register Now!
Thursday, April 3
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Cost: Complimentary
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Come join in on the fun as we network and learn from one of the industry’s leading trainers! In today’s society, clients are relying on presentations to make crucial decisions on which team to hire for their project. Whether you are holding a small meeting or communicating with a coworker or presenting in front of panel of clients, you are making presentations daily. Join National Marketing Advisor, Carolyn Ferguson for an informative session on How to Wow! Beverages and refreshments will be provided. Learn more and register today!
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  L.L.P.

TEXO would like to welcome Fidencio "Lencho" Palacio Sr. as its new Senior Safety Trainer!


Lencho comes to TEXO after success with AR Daniel/DanRidge Construction, Austin Commercial and MCM LLC as their Safety Director/Officer. He is a bilingual OSHA 500 instructor with over 15 years’ experience in the safety field on various construction projects. He has multiple certifications in construction safety training with experience in risk analysis and loss prevention as well as being knowledgeable in OSHA, Federal, State and local safety regulations.


In his new role, Lencho will help coordinate TEXO’s safety training efforts in assisting our members and the industry in providing the best safety training for their employees. You can reach Lencho any time by emailing him at lencho@texoassociation.org.


Have a Voice in the Legislative Process?

By Jack Baxley
Executive Vice President Government Affairs

TEXO members have several ways to shape and guide the future of our construction industry. But to do so you must make the commitment to become engaged in the opportunities TEXO provides be it education / professional development, safety or governmental relations and advocacy.

As an example, TEXO members are provided the opportunity to support the TEXO-PAC our political action committee which provides financial support to the campaigns of candidates on the local and state levels. The candidates are selected and supported by their commitment to the free enterprise system and their understanding of the challenges you encounter as construction industry business owner.

On the national level TEXO members have the opportunity to select one of two political action committees, the Associated Builders and Contractors PAC or the Associated General Contractors PAC. Federal law restricts the ability for an individual to support both PAC’s. Each association PAC requires a "Prior Authorization" form to be completed before your contribution is submitted. The TEXO PAC does not require an authorization form as it’s subject to the rules of the Texas Ethics Commission.

All of the "Political Action Committees" TEXO members have available to support are considered to be very affective on the local, state and national levels.

In order for us to maintain our high level of effectiveness we need to increase the TEXO member sphere of participation. Regardless of your level of contribution you may make, more importantly it’s your commitment to the process of increasing our influence as the "voice of the construction industry".

The saying goes "Get in Politics or Get out of Business" and it rings so ever true considering the current political environment.

To make a contribution to the TEXO PAC, click here. For additional information on how you can participate in our national ABC or AGC PAC programs please contact me at the TEXO office.

To the TEXO members who have made your 2014 TEXO PAC Contribution we thank you for your continued support.

April 11, 7:30am
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
Cost: $250 - TEXO Contractor / Industry Members
$300 - Subscribers
$375 - Non-Members

April 14, 8:00am
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
Cost: $65 - TEXO Contractor / Industry Members
$125 - Subscribers
$185 - Non-Members
Rental One
Thursday, April 24
5pm - 7pm
Location: Reata Restaurant, Ft. Worth
Cost: $20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members

Join us on Thursday, April 24 for the next IMPACT Meeting of 2014 featuring special guest, US Olympian Johnny Quinn. We will meet at the Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth on the beautiful rooftop deck and pavilion. Register Now!
Tuesday, May 6
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: La Cima Club, Irving TX
$45 - TEXO Contractor/Industry Member, AIA Member, SMPS Member (Until May 1)
$85 /person - Non-Member
**Price includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers**

Liz Trocchio speaks from first-hand experience in working side by side with women in corporate America, and understands the challenges that come with working in a male dominated industry. Hear her story about how she climbed the "proverbial corporate ladder" and learn about the roadblocks and barriers women create for themselves that slow EVERYONE down, but more importantly, learn how to break them down and get what you want!

Register Now & See Available Sponsorships!

Thursday, May 8
12:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $40 /person - TEXO Contractor/Industry Member & COAA Member
$100 /person - Non-Member

Think construction technology does not apply to you? Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions?

  • I wonder what role technology will play in the future of construction?
  • Could I be doing more with less software?
  • What language should I use in a technology contract with a consultant?
  • Could I be using BIM better in Business Development?

If so, then you need to save the date for an exciting new construction technology conference that will address these questions and many more!

Presenting Companies: Balfour Beatty, Beck Technology, Brandt, Ikerd Consulting, JBKnowledge, Turner

Download Flyer  //  Save The Date

Baker Triangle

Awarded as ABC's National Excellence in Safety & Health Program for 2013!
TEXO Safety First is the revolutionary training initiative that TEXO began in 2013. Not only does TEXO Safety First give you actual hands on training that you need, but it also provides you one of the Metroplex's most cost effective ways to get your OSHA 10-hr card. Learn more today by visiting texosafetyfirst.com. You can see the available class schedule by clicking here

Estimating and Bidding

Tuesday, April 8  //  1pm

Length: 90 minutes

Freeing Cash Flow to Grow Your Construction Business

Wednesday, April 16  //  1pm

Length: 60 minutes

IMAGINiT Technologies
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
ROMCO Equipment Company
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Dallas, TX 75229



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