Tuesday, April 18, 2017


legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team


The next MS216D Stakeholder Review meeting is being held May 4, 10 AM-3:30 PM at Austin Utilities, 1908 14th Street NE, Austin, MN 55912

Are you tired of mis-marked utilities costing you downtime? Would you like to see some protections and recourse for contractors from utilities that invoice you 2-3 years after a project is completed, claiming damage? Contractor participation is imperative to ensure fair and equitable revisions are added to this law.

Spring Is Here – Let’s Go Riding!

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, May 20 to participate in the “Undie 500” — a charitable ride benefiting the Union Gospel Mission of St. Paul. Cost to ride is $15 per person or donation of a 6-pack of new underwear (men’s) to help those less fortunate.

Fire up your bike and let’s go riding! Kickstands up at 10 AM. For more information and to participate, contact Stephanie at (651) 288-3422 or stephaniem@muca.org

- Stephanie

Seasonal Load Limit Notification

The ENDING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTHEAST, SOUTH, and METRO FROST ZONES was Friday, April 14 at 12:01 AM.

The ENDING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE was Monday, April 17 at 12:01 AM.

Road Restriction maps and other information can be found at www.mndot.gov/loadlimits.

MUCA Member Update

It’s Excavation Safety Stand-down Week!

MUCA, along with Minnesota OSHA, is promoting Excavation Safety Stand-down Week, April 17-21. The goal of the stand-down is to raise awareness among employers and workers about preventing excavation accidents, which have resulted in three fatalities to Minnesota workers since 2015, due to trench collapses.

During the stand-down, employers and workers are asked to pause their workday to talk about excavation safety and discuss topics like how to properly slope, shore or shield workers from hazards during excavation projects. Employers are encouraged to make a plan to protect workers and prevent accidents.

The stand-down is part of Minnesota OSHA's ongoing emphasis on excavation and trench safety to provide employers with lifesaving information and educational materials about how to plan ahead to prevent accidents and protect workers.

Certificate of Participation

After their stand-down event, employers can submit a photo of the event to MNOSHA and provide the number of employees involved to receive a personalized certificate of participation from Minnesota OSHA.

Scholarship Applications Due May 12!

MUCA is proud to offer the opportunity for scholarship funds to help offset the cost of education. This program is open to all MUCA members and their employees. To qualify, a student must be a high school senior and going on to higher education in the fall of 2017. Those pursuing a course study related to the field of construction are given priority consideration. To be eligible, a student must have a parent employed by a MUCA Member Company.

To learn more and download the Application, click here.

Conversation Continues on President Trump’s Proposed $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package

The Clean Water Construction Coalition reports that in Congress, both parties in both houses have agreed that a large, national infrastructure package will be good for our country and our economy, but there is significant dissent on how to reach the President’s $1 trillion goal. Read more here.

Golf Registration Is OPEN!

Golfers! Are you ready for the largest and best golf outing in the industry? Join us for the 37th Annual Jeff Hanson Memorial Last Ditch Open on June 22, 2017 at Majestic Oaks Golf Club.

Last year we had 238 Golfers… this year, we are planning to sell out with 288 Golfers. Reserve your foursome now!

Sponsors! Our Premier Green/Tee Box Tents, Bloody Mary Bar, Cart, and Driving Range Sponsorships are already SOLD OUT! We still have Standard Green/Tee Box Tents, On Course Bars, Beverage Carts and Golfer Arrival Gifts Sponsorships available. As always, we have opportunities for donations for Door Prizes and Raffle Ticket prizes if you want to share the hot items from your “Swag Closet.” Learn more and register your sponsorship or donation here.

Thanks for Renewing!

MUCA thanks Chard Tiling & Excavation for renewing their membership! We look forward to their active participation in MUCA!

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.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • Jeff Hanson Memorial Golf Tournament  — Register Here

  • MUCA Family Picnic Day at The Saints — Register Here

  • Pipelayers Certification Training — Register for the Online Pipe Layers Certification course — available 365 days, 24/7

Stephanie Menning, Executive Director
Phone: 651-735-3908 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | Email: info@muca.org