Tuesday, July 10, 2018


legislative update

Campaign Season has Started!

With the end of session, legislators are back in their districts and looking to raise money for the 2018 mid-term elections.

Here is an opportunity to help someone who is a friend of the construction industry:

Re-elect Roz Peterson Fundraiser
Thursday, July 12,
8-9 AM
Larkin Hoffman
8300 Norman Center Dr.
#1000, Bloomington, MN

Contribute to the MUCA PAC Here!

Stephanie's Sidebar Conversation

Clean Water Construction Coalition (CWCC) Report

The CWCC reports on a ‘Mega Infrastructure’ effort and the WRDA Reauthorization discussions going on in D.C.

They have been meeting with U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss the coalition’s priorities.

Sadly, the House version of the WRDA Reauthorization remains a “Army Corps of Engineers only” bill.

They are also focused on the SRF WIN Act — supporting State Revolving Funds for water infrastructure. Details can be found in the Key Advocates Report.

Read the July CWCC Report.

Review the details in the Key Advocates July Insights.

MUCA is a Steering Committee Member of the CWCC.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update


MnDOT DBE/Workforce Collaborative Meeting

Monday, July 23, 1-3 PM
Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul

This meeting of the Collaborative will feature a presentation by Dr. Myers from the U of M on the setting of DBE goals for the next three years.

Key personnel from MnDOT and the U of M research team will be present. This would be an opportune time for contractors to ask questions of those who determine the goals and share your experiences in meeting them.

Minnesota Common Ground Alliance Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, July 25, 10 AM-Noon
Xcel Energy, 3515 3rd Street N
St. Cloud, MN

The next MN CGA meeting will be held in St. Cloud! There is a call-in number for those who can’t make the physical meeting site, and still want to participate. A post-meeting networking luncheon is also proposed.

Click Here to Join the Meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866-899-4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 560-825-517

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check.

Questions? Contact: Jodi Corrow, Minnesota Power

Family Picnic Day at The Saints – July 12 Due Date!

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018
CHS Field, St. Paul

Bull Durham still frame“We Believe in the Church of Baseball.” Grab the kids and join MUCA on Thursday, August 9, for Family Picnic Day at The Saints, and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Bull Durham!

Tickets are $34 per person and include a picnic meal, kids on-field activities prior to the game, and great baseball.

The Saints are currently in first place in the North Division and we’ll be facing the Gary SouthShore RailCats, who are currently in second.

As with every Saints game, there will be entertaining characters, a craft beer corner and plenty of fun for all ages. Tickets MUST be ordered by July 12!

Reserve your seats here!

NEW Meet & Greet Cornhole Tournament!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 5-8 PM
Casper’s Cherokee of Eagan
4625 Nicols Road, Eagan

Mark your calendar for some summer fun and an informal gathering of MUCA members! Spectators and teams welcome! We’ll have prizes for first, fifth and last place, along with a special prize for the best team name. Download the PDF form and Email Stephanie to reserve your spot!

Thanks to Tom Rooney at ADS for sponsoring this event!


Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • MUCA/ADS Cornhole Tourney – Reserve Your Team
  • Family Picnic Day at The Saints – Get Your Tickets 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