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811 Run/Walk
August 12, 2017
Lake Calhoun

If you into running or walking, join your industry friends for the 811 Run/Walk around Lake Calhoun on Sunday, August 12th.

All proceeds donated to the Twin Cities Firefighters Operation Warm, a non-profit organization that provides warm winter coats for children in Minnesota.

To register, click here



Registration is Open –Clay Shoot Classic!

Join the sharp-shooters in the industry at MUCA’s Clay Shoot Classic.

We’ll be at the Horse & Hunt Club on Friday, Oct. 6th. $125 per person includes lunch, an 18 station shoot, and reception with prizes following.

Sponsorships available! Download the PDF form here.

- Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Blinders On: MN Department of Human Rights Raises Workforce Goals

Once again, Minnesota Department of Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey announced increased Workforce Participation Goals for women and people of color throughout Minnesota for state construction contractors. The announcement is available here. Workforce participation goals apply to all construction contracts over $100,000 entered into by the Metropolitan Sports Facility Authority, the Metropolitan Council, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Metropolitan Mosquito Control Commission, and the State of Minnesota on or after July 17, 2017.

The workforce participation goals include an unreasonable tripling of the women’s goal from 6% to 20% in Hennepin and Ramsey Counties. The tripling, or in some cases quadrupling, of minority goals continues in all regions (i.e. Central MN minority goal is up from 3 to 15%; SE and SW MN minority goals is up 4 to 15%).

The “2017 Minnesota Workforce Goals report” outlines the justification for the new goals, based largely on “projected increases” of the overall population by the year 2040 – not the real numbers available in today’s world. The report also provides contractors with a list resources and frequently asked questions.

MUCA continues advocating for MDHR, MnDOT and DEED to focus on Increasing the Pool of qualified candidates, as opposed to continually setting a higher goal without a realized pool to draw from. We will continue to speak out on behalf of our members and the difficulty in finding minority and women candidates for available jobs. We will also continue our work with The Legacy I-3 program and Project Build to help attract and retain our future workforce.

Having trouble finding a pipeline of quality workers? Help Us – Help You… by joining Project Build!

MUCA is combining forces and resources with over 25 other construction organizations to create a multi-year, multi-media campaign to promote and raise awareness of the great careers available in construction. We want to share the news that not everyone needs a four year degree and a ton of college debt to earn a great living!

We will accomplish this through community and state events (fairs, tradeshows, job fairs), online media, school outreach, and ad campaigns.

MUCA believes we will all benefit by pooling our resources to support Project Build. Your Board of Directors has agreed to support this effort. We are asking every Member Company to contribute $200 to reach the ‘Association Trailblazer’ level.

To contribute and learn more, use this form.

Thanks to those companies who have already contributed! American Cast Iron Pipe Company, North Pine Aggregate, HD Supply Waterworks, Forest Lake Contracting, Beemer Companies, Hancock Concrete, Magney Construction, Geislinger and Sons, Ess Brothers & Sons, Ellingson Companies, St. Paul Utilities and Excavating, Quam Construction, Elcor Construction, Interstate Companies, and EJ USA.

Membership Visit Thanks

Thanks to Rich, Brent and the team at Valley Paving for sparing some time for me to learn more about your organization, attend to your needs, and share information on MUCA’s efforts on your behalf.

If you would like a Member Visit, please contact me at (651) 735-3908 or stephaniem@muca.org.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • Clay Shoot Classic – Register Here

  • MUCA Family Picnic Day at The Saints — Registration Closed

  • 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
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