Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Site Visit News

site visit at Allianz Stadium

Last week, I was privileged to take a tour of this massive storm water retention system for Allianz Stadium with Aaron and Mike from Contech Engineered Solutions.

Would you like a Member or Project Site Visit? Just call (651) 735-3908 and ask for Stephanie!

Stephanie's Sidebar Conversation

Membership Dues Renewal Begins in September

The first request for 2019 membership dues renewal will be in your mailbox soon.

This year we fought for more accurate information from Gopher State One Call; we pursued Hours of Service exemptions for utility contractors; we testified in support of funding for Project Build to raise awareness of the great jobs in construction; we successfully lobbied for infrastructure funding that keeps our industry working and so much more!

Let’s continue our good work together!

*Contractors who renew in September receive four free training credits.

Mark Breslin Coming Back with “Alpha Dog Leadership”!

Register Today

MUCA is pleased to announce the return of Mark Breslin in a follow-up course to the popular Five Minute Foreman” sessions offered in 2017 and 2018.

Mark will present “Alpha Dog Leadership” on February 19, 2019, for MUCA Members. Space is limited to 70 attendees.

Information on this and other 2019 training sessions will be included in your MUCA Membership Renewal packets, to be sent on September 1, 2018.

To learn more about Mark Breslin and his popular programs, click here.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Call for Award Nominations!

Golden Backhoe Award

The Golden Backhoe Award gives special recognition to leaders who set the standard in serving the industry and the association. It is presented to any MUCA Member (contractor or associate) who actively participates, is involved and engages in promotion and advocacy on behalf of MUCA and its members. Click here to access the Golden Backhoe nomination form.

Associate of theYear Award

The Associate of the Year Award offers MUCA Contractors the opportunity to recognize continuous outstanding service throughout the year from a supplier. This award is submitted by contractors. All associate members are eligible (suppliers, manufacturers, manufacturer’s reps, insurance and law firms, engineering firms, etc.) Contractors: Click here to access the Associate of the Year nomination form.

Welcome New Member!

MUCA is pleased to welcome WM Mueller & Sons, Inc. as an active Associate Member. Established in 1908, they are a 4th generation family-owned business. Learn more about them by visiting their website here.

Clay Shoot Classic Registration Is Open!

Friday, Oct. 5, 2018
Horse and Hunt Club, Prior Lake

Clay Shoot Classic PlaqueGather your team and get ready to compete for the chance to show off this traveling trophy for the next year!

Registration costs $125 per person and includes an 18-station shoot with ammo, lunch, refreshments and prizes.

Sponsorship opportunities include Station Sponsors (18 – you can have reps at your station) and Social Hour Hosts. We are also seeking raffle item donations.

Learn more and sign your team up here.

OSHA Assistance with Silica Rule

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released several new resources for contractors and subcontractors to help them comply with the new respirable crystalline silica standard. According to a report released by OSHA this year, the most common citation regarding silica dust was a failure to measure silica levels on the jobsite. The resources include a slide presentation for training construction crews, several different videos on the dangers of silica dust and dust-control methods, and a website offering frequently asked questions about the final rule.

How to Avoid Paying Twice

Stinson Leonard Street
Thursday, September 20, 7:30-9 AM
50 South Sixth St., Ste. 2600, Mpls.

If cash-strapped contractors, subcontractors and suppliers haven’t paid all their bills, they can leave customers exposed to paying twice.

Join Stinson partner Sherman Botts on September 20 where he will explain how you can lessen your exposure through effective contracting, monitoring systems and options when monies still do not reach the intended recipients.

Register for this videoconference by Tuesday, September 18, using this link.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

Stephanie Menning, Executive Director
Phone: 651-735-3908 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | Email: info@muca.org