Tuesday, February 21, 2017


legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team


MN CGA FREE Damage Prevention Meetings


The Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance is hosting FREE Damage Prevention Meetings across the state. Whether you’re in Shakopee, Hibbing, New Ulm, Winona, Two Harbors, Worthington, Morris, Alexandria… there’s a meeting scheduled near you. FREE Safety Education is always valuable!

Register here!

Day of the Dozers Presents over $38,700 to the Ronald McDonald House!

MUCA Members should be very proud of the efforts made on behalf of our industry in making lives better for those in need.

Thanks to all the incredible volunteers, operators, supporting organizations and attendees for making this happen! Thanks also to the fantastic people at Children’s Hospitals and the Ronald McDonald House for helping families!

- 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.

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

Hurry and Register — ONLY 30 Seats Left! 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!

Thank You for Renewing!

THANKS to County Materials, Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, RDO Vermeer LLC, Ziegler Cat, and Hennen Construction 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.

MnDOT Seasonal Load Limit

Three notices have been sent since our last bi-Weekly Update:

Feb. 9 – Exception to the Restriction Map, SOUTH ZONE, MN Trunk Highway 277 from Glueck to MN Trunk Highway 40

Feb. 13 – ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases and the STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTH, SOUTHEAST and METRO FROST ZONES, Friday, February 17 at 12:01 AM

Feb. 16 – ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE, Monday, February 20 at 12:01 AM. STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE, Tuesday, February 21 at 12:01 AM.

OSHA Boom Truck Certification

Federal OSHA extended is November, 2014 deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified to November, 2017. Read the Final Rule here. The Minnesota OSHA Boom Truck standard requires certification for all booms rated over 5 tons. The Federal requirement is for all booms rated over 2 tons. If you work outside of Minnesota, you may need to comply with the Federal 2 Ton limit. For more information on the Minnesota Statute, click here.

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