Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament  

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 12:00 - pm - 6:00 pm
SilverHorn Golf Club
1100 West Bitters Road | San Antonio, Texas 78216

TGA is hosting a fun afternoon of golf and networking.  The event will be held at the SilverHorn Golf Club in San Antonio. Shotgun Start:1:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the event and to register, click here.

      Glass TEXpo™ ’21  

Glass TEXpo™ ’21 returns to San Antonio, Texas, and is ready to bring qualified customers and prospects together to learn about the latest products and services in the industry. This biennial event continues to provide the architectural glass and metal industry with top-notch education, training and networking opportunities all at an affordable price. Glass TEXpo™ is co-sponsored by the Texas Glass Association (TGA), USGlass magazine, Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal and USGNN™..  Learn More

 

TCA Legislative Issues for 2021 -- 87th Legislative Session

Texas Glass Association is a member of the Texas Construction Association. TCA is a membership organization dedicated to creating and maintaining a vibrant and prosperous business climate in Texas to support the Texas construction industry.

 

Texas Construction Association Legislative Issues for 2021 – 87th Legislative Session

Texas Economic Protection and Recovery Act (TEPRA) - TEPRA will help restart our economy and encourage job creation and investment in all corners of the state. By focusing on core principles such and local mandate preemption, liability protections, and workforce development, TEPRA will ensure that job creators in Texas do not have their hands tied by policies that hurt economic growth. Allowing job creators to do what they do best is the key to the state’s ability to recover and come back stronger than before.
Lien Law Modernization - The Texas construction lien law system needs to be modernized to enable general contractors and subcontractors to comply more easily with the law without having to engage legal counsel for each project. The original intent of the lien law system was to provide a statutory remedy to secure payment for labor, materials, or machinery furnished in the improvement of property. However, this has been lost in, among other issues, the different notice requirements and deadlines placed on claimants to secure their lien rights. Sound changes include a simplified notice requirement, clarifying the difference between statutory retainage and contractual retainage, and providing owners, contractors, subcontractors, lenders, suppliers and title companies with clearer statutory guidance for the process.
Responsibility for Defective Plans and Specifications - Under current Texas case law, a contractor may bear the liability for defects in construction that are based on construction documents prepared or procured by the owner or the owner’s agent or design professional. The construction team should not be liable for construction that is defective due to erroneous documents furnished by the owner. In fact, contractors are statutorily prohibited from preparing or altering engineering or architectural design plans and specifications. Statutory changes are needed to clarify that the construction team is only liable for defects resulting from construction errors. Please support SB 219 by Sen. Hughes.

Securing Retainage Retainage, the amount an owner retains (usually 10%) each month from a payment for work performed, is tantamount to a loan from the contractor or subcontractor to the owner. The person provides a full month’s work, yet gets paid only 90%. By not paying a portion of funds owed until the end of a project, the owner is able to avoid drawing those funds from a financial institution, thereby avoiding interest and other costs. In Texas, the construction team’s retainage is not protected if the lender forecloses on the construction loan; therefore, statutory changes are necessary to ensure that retainage is secured, and survives the foreclosure of a bank’s lien on a project.

 


 

 

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers of Important Protections for Working Safely in Summer Heat

WASHINGTON, DC – Throughout much of the U.S., high temperatures and humidity in the summer season can create hot and hazardous working conditions, both outdoors and indoors. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds employers of their duty to protect employees from the risks and dangers of heat exposure. OSHA reminds employers of the following ways to mitigate heat hazards:

OSHA’s Occupational Heat Exposure page explains the symptoms of heat illness, first aid measures to provide while waiting for help, proactive engineering controls and work practices to reduce workers’ exposure to heat, and training.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.


 


Glass TEXpo™ ’20 scheduled for May 1-2, 2020 in San Antonio has been cancelled due to the current worldwide health emergency surrounding COVID-19.



POSTPONED - TGA Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament

TGA Jerry Wright Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday May 19, 2021, at SilverHorn Golf Course in San Antonio.  Registration begins at 12:00 p.m and Shotgun Start begins at 1:300 pm.  Cost for TGA member – $115 per player  and  TGA non-member – $135.00 per player.  The fees included lunch, cart, green fees, prizes, range, range balls and awards ceremony.            

 

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TGA MISSION

The mission of the Texas Glass Association is to serve the needs of owners, operators and employees of independent glass companies, engage in enhancing services and products offered to the general public, and to further the advancement of the glass industry in Texas and the United States.