MUCA Member Update
$10 Billion in NEW Water Infrastructure Signed into Law!
The Clean Water Council reports that Congress passed The Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, and it was signed into law before the 114th Congress came to a close in December. WIIN authorizes $10 billion in new water infrastructure, navigation, flood control and clean drinking water projects. For MUCA Members in particular, it provides substantial funding for water infrastructure repair through the EPA’s State Revolving Funds and also appropriated $20 million for the WIFIA program, which translates into $1.2 billion in new water infrastructure projects. Read the full report here.
MUCA continues to actively lobby our friends in DC to promote funding for these projects, and will now focus our efforts in St. Paul for state-level infrastructure funding. The Legislative Session starts today!
Call For Ads: MUCA 2017 Directory
Now is the time to reserve your ad space for MUCA’s 2017 Member Directory. This publication is received by over 1,000 individuals in the underground utility industry across Minnesota — including construction business owners, supervisors, foremen, city and county engineers, vendors, suppliers and associates.
Reserve Your Ad Space Now!
Thank You for Renewing!
THANKS to KS Energy Services and Nuss Truck and Equipment for investing in your Association for 2017!
To join or renew, simply log in to the MUCA Membership page on the website. You’ll need your login and password. If you don’t know it, email or call (651) 735-3908.
Welcome NEW Member!
MUCA is pleased to welcome Valley Paving as a new Contractor member. Valley Paving is located in Shakopee and is a leader in the industry providing asphalt paving, excavation and grading, aggregate and hot mix production, and RCA trucking services. Learn more about them here.
Contractor Workforce Development Opportunity!
Workforce Development is KEY to Your Success
As you know, MUCA has been engaged with The Legacy I-3 Initiative to develop qualified candidates for your construction jobs. The Legacy program is seeking construction ‘Ambassadors’ to talk to the students and their parents about our industry, your job, the duties involved, the education required, etc. The students want to know what are the advantages of having a career in this industry and what suggestions you would have for those wanting to enter this career.
The Legacy program is hosting a Legacy Career Day on January 21st from 8 AM – 2 PM at a local high school. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Lana Nguyen, Legacy Lead Facilitator, at (877) 880-5842, ext. 6 or firstname.lastname@example.org
216D Stakeholder Review Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 10 AM-2:30 PM
Connexus Energy, 14601 Ramsey Blvd NW, Ramsey
Minnesota State Law Chapter 216D is the law that established Minnesota’s One Call Excavation and Notification System, known as Gopher State One Call. From time to time, adjustments and updates to this law are proposed. Amendments include everything from the definition of excavation, what’s the definition of an emergency situation and establishment (or increase) in civil penalties. Have Your Voice Heard! Contractor input is needed in these discussions — please join us.
For more information, please read the minutes from the Oct. 7 meeting. To participate, by phone or in person, please contact Mike Mendiola at the Office of Pipeline Safety by email or by phone at (651) 201-7248 to get on the email list.
Mark Your Calendars!
Don't forget these upcoming events!
Erosion Control Site Management — Register Here
Pipelayers Certification Training — Register for the Online Pipe Layers Certification course — available 365 days, 24/7
Stephanie Menning, Executive Director
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