Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Call for Scholarship Applications!


Attention MUCA Member employees: If you have a senior in high school who will be pursuing further education after graduation (trade school, technical college or university), encourage them to apply for a MUCA Scholarship!

They can apply online or download the PDF. Applications must be received by MUCA no later than end of business day, Friday, May 10, 2019.

Apply Today 

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Top Golf
DIG, PAVE and DRIVE to the TOP (GOLF)!

March 7, 2019
3-7 PM

Join three great organizations: MUCA, Minnesota Asphalt Paving Association, and the Minnesota Transportation Alliance at Top Golf!

$2,000 “Road to Success” Sponsorship includes:

Your OWN Golf Bay — bring 10 clients or industry friends to play at Top Golf!

Logo promotion at the event and in publications from all three hosting organizations (MUCA, MAPA and MTA).

Food & Beverages will be provided (we are seeking sponsors for these as well!).

Register today!

MN OSHA Compliance

Minnesota OSHA Compliance is hosting free Construction Seminars. Each features a construction safety or health topic, with time for discussion, plus an update from MN OSHA Compliance about what’s currently happening regarding investigations.

March 19: Excavation

May 21: Traffic Control

Learn More

–– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Alpha Leadership Workshop with Mark Breslin

February 19, 2019
Ewald Conference Center, St. Paul
7:30 AM–Noon

Time is running out – register now! Here’s what past attendees have said about Mark Breslin:

  • Excellent speaker, useful topics, real world applications.
  • Kept everyone interested. Never got bored or side tracked.
  • Presented with participation; it wasn’t a lecture. I felt that Mark has the experience & knowledge on what he presented.
  •  I want all my foreman to attend!

This is your opportunity to invest in your best asset, your people! This session is specific in its goal to help your construction team lead, manage and motivate in this industry. Purchase the book here.

Class is limited to 70 attendees!

Register Now

MUCA Day at the Capitol 

February 27, 2019
Intercontinental Hotel/State Capitol
11 AM–3:30 PM

Can your business afford what St. Paul is planning? H.F. 5 creates a state-administered paid leave insurance program, financed through employers, employees and independent contractors. H.F. 6 makes wage theft illegal including instances where employers unknowingly shortchange employees on wages. It does not include reasonable good-faith employer protections or due-process provisions. H.F. 10removes the longstanding ‘severe or pervasive’ legal standard for sexual harassment claims. Employers would be without guidance as to what is legally actionable conduct. H.F. 11 creates a statewide mandate on paid safe and sick time.

Join your fellow business owners as we meet with legislators and let them know we cannot support these harmful employer/employee mandates!

Cost to attend is $75 for the full day or luncheon only is $55. Contact Stephanie Menning if you’d like to have your voice heard!

Thank You for Renewing!

Thanks to the following companies for renewing their investment in MUCA for 2019!

Brock White Company, Nuss Truck and Equipment, Olson’s Sewer Service, Jager Outdoors/M.A. Apparel, All Rental and Cobb Strecker, Dunphy & Zimmerman

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.

The Industry Mourns the Passing of Dick Ames

The Minnesota construction industry lost a giant with the passing of Dick Ames, one of the founders of Ames Construction. Read the Strib article. Details for his service are below:

Visitation: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, 3-8PM
Mount Olivet Church, 5025 Knox Ave S.
Minneapolis, 55419

Service: Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, 10 AM Visitation; 11 AM Service, Mount Olivet Church, 5025 Knox Ave. S, Minneapolis, 55419

A luncheon will be held following the services.

RDO Equipment Company Building New Full-Service Store in Dayton

RDO Equipment Company is expanding its presence in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro by building a new, full-service store in Dayton. The store addresses the growing needs of the northern metro area, serving customers in the construction, environmental, roadbuilding, surveying, and underground industries. 

Read More

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • Alpha Leadership — Register Here
  • Erosion Control Site Management — Register Here
  • DIG, PAVE and DRIVE to TOP GOLF — 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 | www.muca.org

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