West Texas AGC News & Resources
The West Texas AGC Chapter will be closed GOOD FRIDAY
April 7th
May you each have a blessed Easter
with reflection and understanding of all it represents.
Safety Tip: Construction Focus Four: Fall Hazards
The Focus Four, FALLS | CAUGHT IN - OR - BETWEEN | STRUCK-BY | ELECTROCUTION provide critical training and information to prevent accidents and injuries. Today the safety tip is for FALL HAZARDS.

  • Guardrail and Safety Net Systems Summary
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems Summary
  • Preventing Ladder Falls
  • Scaffold Work Can Be Dangerous

Read more about all of the Construction Focus Four HERE.
TDIndustries Recognized for Safety at AGC National Convention
TDIndustries is a Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical company with multiple offices and are members of the TEXO / Dallas-Fort Worth AGC Chapter and West Texas AGC Chapter.
They received 3rd place in the largest division for specialty contractors of over 4 Million hours after a significant review and interview process.
Congratulations to TDIndustries on this award and "Excellence in Safety"
Does your company have a Safety First Culture?
Learn more about how to protect workers
No matter the type of construction worksite, from residential to commercial to industrial, construction workers are likely to encounter hazards each day while they are on the job. That’s why it’s imperative to take proper measures to help prevent injuries and fatalities. And it’s not just worker wellbeing that is at risk from worksite dangers – when workers are out from injuries sustained on the job, business outcomes can be compromised for on-time and on-budget project execution. 
Implementing a safety-first culture
According to the National Safety Council, in 2021, construction was the industry with the largest number of preventable fatal injuries. Simply put, the key to helping keep workers safe is to avoid injuries in the first place. That begins with establishing cultural guidelines within organizations that help workers make the right decisions while on the job.
Women In Construction - Representing the West Texas Chapter
In 1984 the West Texas AGC Chapter chartered a 'Women in Construction' - NAWIC Chapter #305. it was active for a number of years. It's time again to bring together women involved in all areas of the industry.

If you would like to be a part of this, please email Cassie Hughes at chughes@wtage.org. Watch for dates and events in the coming months!
2023 Texas Legislative Update for "Construction"
With the 2023 Texas legislative session moving into the final two months, action on our AGC priority bills are underway. The top three bills overseen by AGC-TBB are: 
  • Placing risk/liability on owners (not contractors) for owner-caused delays on public projects (SB 803 and HB 2265)
  • Supporting funding for vocational/trade/workforce development in ISDs, community colleges and Texas State Technical College/Lamar Insitute of Technology (SB 1 and HB1, others)
  • Fixing FBI/DPS issues during background checks for new workforce (SB 1785.)
Follow the actions of our AGC Texas Building Branch (TBB) team and the bills they are tracking by signing up for the TBB newsletter for regular updates here.
Protecting Your Employees From Heat illness by Texas Mutual
Each year, thousands of employees suffer from a heat-related illness. With temperatures beginning to rise, make sure your workforce is prepared. In our free webinar on Wednesday, April 19, we'll go over common heat-related illnesses, how to help your employees prepare and what items to include in your heat illness prevention program.
West Texas AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament
West Texas Chapter AGC
Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Monday | May 22, 2023
1:00 PM Shotgun Start
LakeRidge Country Club - Lubbock
Gather your star golfers for a great event that supports students pursuing a career in construction in both technical and college programs with Scholarships from West Texas AGC!!

Each year the tournament has grown to a must participate event. See the attached flyer for Sponsorship and Golfer Registration information.

Questions contact Cassie Hughes at chughes@wtagc.org or Bryan Walters at bryan@henthorncommercial.com.
West Texas Chapter AGC 2023 Scholarship Applications Available
2023 Undergraduate scholarship
Academic Scholarships are available for graduating seniors, current college undergraduates or others who will pursue post graduate work at a university, two-year college or technical trades school, with all pursuing degrees for a career in a construction related field. 
2023 West Texas AGC Scholarship
Application Form CLICK HERE
West Texas AGC members – please share this information with employees and friends.
Encourage students to consider programs that will allow them to pursue a career in construction.
DUE DATE – APRIL 14, 2023
For additional information or to request an application by mail or email contact abilene@wtagc.org or call (325) 676-7447
AGC Workforce Development Scholarship Application | Deadline June 1
For Students in Technical and Craft Programs
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1st to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation.
To review the complete list of criteria click here.
What are the benefits of the CompGroup AGC?
CompGroup AGC provides workers' compensation coverage to qualifying West Texas AGC Chapter members. If you're a member with a proven track record for safety, CompGroup AGC not only offers you affordable workers' comp insurance but potentially pays you significant dividends, to the tune of $1.1M to their members in 2022. expert claim handling and extensive loss prevention, CompGroup adds an extra level of expert claim handling and extensive loss prevention to your safety and savings program.

Consider these key factors when renewing or obtaining Workers Comp Insurance!
     Group Premium Discount of 12.4% for lower rates
     Monthly Reporting with a 15% deposit for better cash flow
     Potential Group Dividends for return of premium
     Renewal Clout through insurance market cycles
     Your Own Agent to maintain professional relationships
   Underwritten by Texas Mutual the largest WC carrier in the State of Texas

Take advantage of the member benefit today! Ask your insurance agent to get a CompGroup AGC quote through Texas Mutual Insurance Company. Check out the flyer!
New Virtual AGC EDGE Training Opportunities - Updated Schedule
Virtual training for personal development or your team.
From BIM and Lean Construction to Project Management and Supervision Fundamentals, AGC's live, instructor-led virtual education courses are the perfect way to invest in your team. And with code $EDGE2023, you can save 10% at checkout!
 Benefits & Programs SAVING West Texas AGC members money & time!
AGC Members Saved Over 14.5 Million Dollars Last Year Using
AGC Member Discount Programs 
How much did you save using your membership?
Our value-added discounts provide a competitive advantage that can set your business apart from others in the industry. AGC Member Discount Programs are just one of the many benefits of being an AGC member, that aims to help our members succeed and grow.
West Texas AGC your Chapter | AGC your Association
Working together on your behalf,
to be the most professional and profitable company,
       in your specialized field and area of expertise
AGC of America • The Construction Association
PRESIDENT - JAMES BISHOP | Associated Contractors
VICE-PRESIDENT - LIZ LONNGREN | Henthorn Commercial Construction, LLC