Tuesday, February 20, 2018


legislative update

Get the latest news from MUCA's Government Relations team

MN CGA Free Damage Prevention Meetings

Every year the MN Regional Common Ground Alliance offers FREE Damage Prevention Meetings to prepare your crews for the coming construction season and review best practices in Call Before You Dig.

These sessions are located across the state in the winter and early spring. To find one near you and reserve your spot, visit the MN CGA website here.

MUCA 2017 Contractor Safety Award!

The MUCA Awards and Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2017 MUCA Safety Award.

There are four categories of awards based on total workhours, cases and lost workdays per the OSHA 300 log and summary.

They are:

Under 40,000 hours

40-60,000 hours

60-100,000 hours

Over 100,000 hours

Download your Safety Award Application here.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Session Starts Today

The Minnesota Legislative Session starts today and the legislature has only 13 weeks to complete its work. Issues MUCA continues to lobby for include funding for transportation and infrastructure, business tax relief and amending the MS216D law to add protections and recourse for contractors.

Outside issues that potentially affect this session include a possible court case regarding Sen. Fischbach’s ability to remain a sitting senator while also filling a constitutionally-mandated order of succession as lieutenant governor. If the court determines she cannot continue as senator, there will be a 33-33 tie in the senate for the duration of the 2018 session.

Free Webinar: Construction Communications – How to Build Trust

MUCA will host a complimentary and engaging webinar on using specific communication techniques for building trust on the jobsite. Please join us on Tuesday, February 27 at 10 AM for this one-hour session.

We’ll learn about the S.A.V.E. Communication model from Brain Skills @ Work. To receive the invitation with call-in details, please email Stephanie.

MUCA Turns 40 – Celebration in April Is Planned!

This year MUCA celebrates its 40th year of service to the underground utility industry. We are planning an informal open-house event in April, with appetizers and beverages, to mark this milestone. Details will follow in the upcoming biweekly update.

Scholarship Season Is Here!

It’s that time of year again. MUCA Member employees who have children ready to graduate from high school this spring are invited to apply for MUCA’s Scholarship Award.

This members-only benefit program is open to all MUCA Member employees whose child is a high school senior and is planning to enroll in a four-year college, community college, technical college or vocational school. The applicants are judged on scholastic achievement, financial need, an essay, and career goals. Those who are entering MUCA-related fields will be given priority.

Download or complete your application online here.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • FREE Webinar: Construction Communications – Email Stephanie
  • Erosion Control Site Management Certification – 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