Tuesday, February 7, 2017


legislative update

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MN CGA Best Practices

Best Practice 5-21: Mismarked Facilities

Practice Statement: The excavator notifies the facility owner/operator directly through the one call center if an underground facility is not found where one has been marked or if an unmarked underground facility is found. Following this notification, the excavator may continue work if the excavation can be performed without damaging the facility, unless specified otherwise in state/provincial law.

Practice Description: When an excavator finds an unmarked or inaccurately marked facility, excavation stops in the vicinity of the facility and notification takes place. If excavation continues, the excavator plans the excavation to avoid damage and interference with other facilities and protects facilities from damage.

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I am still coming to grips with the incredible football game witnessed this past Sunday. Hang in there Atlanta… in Minnesota, we know just how you feel!

- Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

MUCA’s Day at the Capitol!

Wednesday, March 8, 10:45 AM – 6:30 PM
InterContinental St. Paul Riverfront
11 East Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul

MUCA is partnering with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce for our Day at the Capital again this year! Join your peers to advance your priorities face-to-face with legislators. Get briefed on the issues, and then ride buses to the Capitol for prearranged legislative appointments. Afterward, return by bus for an informal reception. Share where your legislators stand on the issues while networking with business associates from around the state. Check out MUCA’s Legislative Talking Points here.

Government Is Run by Those Who SHOW UP!
There is a pro-business majority in the legislature — let’s make the most of this opportunity! Cost is $75 per person for the full day. View more details here and please contact Stephanie to reserve your spot; make sure to name the legislators you’d like to visit.

The Five Minute Foreman Workshop

Monday, April 3, 8 AM – Noon
Ewald Conference Center, 1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul

This workshop focuses on managing the people side of construction. Most foremen have not had formal management or leadership training. This program is for lead men, foremen, superintendents and other field leaders or managers and includes a take-home action plan for each participant.

MUCA is pleased to present The Five Minute Foreman Workshop with Mark Breslin. Learn how to build loyalty, increase production and make your life easier, five minutes at a time. This is a “Members First” event; cost is only $200 for MUCA Members and if any seats are left, non-members can participate for $400 per person.

Register NOW — Seating is limited to 70 people!

2017 MN Transportation Conference

March 1-2, 2017
St. Paul River Centre, St. Paul

Registration is open for the 2017 Minnesota's Transportation Conference: “Beyond the Usual Road”. This large event features discussions on varying topics related to all things transportation plus exhibits. There will be a Commissioner’s panel, a session on preparation for the 2018 Super Bowl, and several concurrent informational sessions.

Get more information and register.

Effective Employee Discipline Breakfast Briefing

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:30 – 9:15 AM
Crowne Plaza Bloomington MSP Airport/MOA
5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington

Join Seaton, Peters & Revnew P.A. attorney Greg Peters to discuss practical advice for employers regarding effective employee discipline. Topics to be discussed include 1) Helping prevent the need for employee discipline, and 2) Effectively disciplining employees.

To register, click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melissa Gross at (952) 921-4610 or mgross@seatonlaw.com. This program has been approved for 1.25 HRCI General Credits. Cost is $25 per attendee.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • The Five Minute Foreman Workship – Register Here

  • 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
Phone: 651-735-3908 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | Email: info@muca.org