Tuesday, March 6, 2018


legislative update

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MN OPS Pipeline Safety Conference

The Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety will hold its 2018 Pipeline Safety Educational Conference, April 9-12, at Breezy Point Resort. The conference includes exhibit opportunities, safety education and a locate rodeo. For more information and to register, click 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

Due Date: Friday, March 16!

Download your Safety Award Application here.

Clean Water Construction Coalition Update

The Clean Water Construction Coalition issued its update on the Trump Infrastructure Initiative and in-depth review of the plan by Key Advocates.

See the CWCC Report here.

See the Key Advocates Insights here.

MUCA is a Steering Committee Member of the CWCC.

Winter Load Increase and Spring Load Restrictions

The ENDING DATE for Winter Load Increases in the CENTRAL FROST ZONE will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:01 AM.

The STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the SOUTH FROST ZONE will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:01 AM.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

40th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, April 12, 5:30-9 PM
Joe Senser’s Sports Theater
2350 Cleveland Avenue North, Roseville

MARK YOUR CALENDARS and join MUCA at Joe Sensor’s in Roseville on Thursday, April 12, as we celebrate 40 years of service to the underground utility construction industry!

The first round is on us! We’ll have appetizers, prize drawings, and we’ll showcase a display of nostalgic photos and publications from our archives.

RSVP here to let us know you’re stopping by!

As you know, MUCA and its members support the work of Project Build and they are making an impact on the workforce issue for the construction industry. They are updating their website and have some requests from our members:

  • Project Build has a section that lists scholarships available from around the state. If your company offers scholarships, please email Dennis Medo and include the link to your website with information about your scholarship and how to apply.
  • Job Board – Project Build also hosts a job board where members can post their jobs for free. All you have to do is go to www.projectbuildmn.org and post your job.

If you are a MUCA Member and haven’t contributed to Project Build yet, MUCA is asking every Member Company to contribute $200 to reach the ‘Association Trailblazer’ level. To contribute and learn more, use this form.

Free Webinar: Construction Communications – How to Build Trust

MUCA’s complimentary webinar on how to build trust on the jobsite using specific communication techniques is available to all members for viewing and sharing with your field leaders.

You’ll learn about the S.A.V.E. Communication model from Brain Skills @ Work. This training is designed to assist contractors with affirmative action and diversity initiatives. This is a members only benefit; you’ll need your login and password to view it. To learn more and watch the webinar, click here.

Membership Renewal Thanks!

Many thanks to Quam Construction, Ground Tech, Inc. and the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety for renewing your investment in your association for 2018!

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.

PFA Funding

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved grants and loans totaling $35.5 million for sewer and water projects in Detroit Lakes, Osakis and Wheaton. Read about it.

In addition, four southern Minnesota cities were approved for more than $12 million in grants and loans from the PFA for projects to improve wastewater and drinking water facilities in Blue Earth, Kasson, Northrop and Welcome, MN. Read more here.

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!

  • MUCA 40th Anniversary Celebration – RSVP Here
  • 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