Tuesday, November 28, 2017


legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team

811 Guerrilla Marketing for the “Big Game!”

Minnesota will play host to the world on February 4, 2018. It’s a prime opportunity to promote the 811 Call Before You Dig message!

The MN Regional Common Ground Alliance is preparing to host an event at a highly visible major thoroughfare in the Twin Cities (planning is in its final stages).

To help in this effort, all MUCA Board and Committee Members were given fantastic jackets as a thank you for their service.

Want to join in the fun? Contact Stephanie!

30th Annual Construction Law Update

On Tuesday, December 5, MUCA Member Stinson Leonard Street will host a fast-paced discussion on the latest trends, topics and laws affecting all facets of the construction industry.

To learn more and register, click here.

2018 Minnesota Construction Summit

What: A multi-day comprehensive construction industry conference, including education, networking and exhibiting opportunities.

When: January 9-10

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center

More information: Click here

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Annual Meeting Recap

(L-R J. Fischer, United Rentals Trench Safety; J. Swan, Michels Corp.; S. Menning, MUCA; L. Minger, Minger Construction; M. Jay, Lametti & Sons; M. Garrison, EJ; M. Magney, Magney Construction; D. Olson, CliftonLarsonAllen; L. Beemer, Beemer Companies; C. Glassing, American Ductile Iron Pipe; M. Hines, Core and Main)

For the first time in several years, it did not snow on the date of our Annual Meeting! Around 160 of us gathered at Mystic Lake to review your Association’s accomplishments for 2017, learn more about Project Build and ratify our Board elections. Our keynote speaker, Mark Scharenbroich, was engaging and funny in his message of making meaningful connections. We look forward to continuing to connect in meaningful ways in 2018!

Annual Meeting Sponsors: Altec; The Builders Group; EJ; Gary Carlson Equipment Company; Hancock Concrete Products; Lawn & Driveway Service; Magney Construction; McClellan Sales; Road Machinery & Supplies; Tri-State Pump & Control; United Rentals Trench Safety; and Ziegler Cat.

Public Private Partnership for Vertical Construction

Wednesday, December 13, 7:30-10 AM
Golden Valley Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road

AGC is pursuing legislation this upcoming session that would allow for public private partnerships (P3s) for both vertical and horizontal construction. This would include P3s for utilities. MUCA Members are invited to learn more during this panel discussion. Register here.

Membership Renewal Thanks!

Many thanks to Rice Lake Construction Group, Tri-State Pump & Control, Vortech Hydro Vac, Titan Machinery and Forterra Pipe & Precast for renewing your investment in your association for 2018!

*Contractor members who renew in November receive 2 Free Training Credits!

Your investment in your association helps us fulfill our mission of promoting the industry, providing educational opportunities for your crews, and lobbying to protect your business interests at the Capitol and in D.C. Support your Association by renewing today!

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.

2018 Training Opportunities!

Five-Minute Foreman – our first run of this workshop was very well received last year. This program provides concrete lessons for field leader improvement. It makes an immediate impact on field operations, and teaches your leaders what to do and say to get better results from their crews and on their projects.

Class is limited to 70 people. To learn more and register, click here.

NEW! Diversity & Inclusion Success in Construction – learn how to make a difference! How do you build trust with those who do not have similar backgrounds? What strategies can be employed to ensure positive workplace connections, establish relationships and intentionally create a more inclusive environment?

BrainSkills@Work will share content based on neuroscience findings, including valuable techniques and tools for creating a more inclusive environment.

*This is a great opportunity to improve your Good Faith Efforts by ensuring your crew leaders are learning new skills in this area!

Register here. Class is limited to 70 people.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • Erosion Control Site Management Certification – Register here
  • Five-Minute Foreman Leader Workshop – Register here
  • NEW: Diversity & Inclusion Success in Construction – 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