Tuesday, January 22, 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. 

Apply Today 

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

March 7, 2019
3-7 PM

MUCA is pleased to join with the Minnesota Asphalt Paving Association and the Minnesota Transportation Alliance in hosting an industry event at Top Golf in Brooklyn Park.

Together, we have reserved an entire floor of Golf Bays for sponsors to invite their favorite clients to "swing into spring."

Sponsorship options include: Sponsoring a Golf Bay, Sponsoring the Food or Beverages, Sponsoring the Hole-in-One Contest, Sponsoring the Venue.

Individual registration is also available, but limited (25 of the 34 Golf Bays are reserved for our vendors and their guests!).

Top Golf is the hottest ticket in town!

Register today!

Winter Load Increases

Winter Load Increases will begin on unrestricted highways in the METRO, SOUTH and SOUTHEAST FROST ZONES at 12:01 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019. Visit the MnDOTSeasonal Load Limit website for more.


–– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

Common Ground Alliance FREE Damage Prevention Meetings

Every year the Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance, along with Gopher State One Call and the Minnesota Office of Pipeline Safety, host a series of free damage prevention meetings across the state. From Hutchinson and Hinckley, to Rochester and Marshall, you’ll learn best practices in utility locate tickets, ITIC training, and procedures to help ensure safe digging on the job. It’s also a great place to get your questions answered! Click on the logo below to find the date and location of a DP Meeting near you.


MUCA Day at the Capitol 

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

Join your peers, meet with your legislators, and promote our industry needs at MUCA’s Day at the Capitol. We are partnering with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on February 27 for our Day at the Capitol. We start with a luncheon and issue briefing with business leaders at the Intercontinental Hotel at 11 AM. Then we board transportation to the Capitol for afternoon meetings with legislators. Appointments with your designated representatives are made for you.

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!

Plaisted Companies, Vortech Hydro Vac and Northwest Inc.

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 Builders Group OSHA 10 Courses

Join The Builders Group for their hands-on, interactive course taught in their safety services demonstration area. Workers will participate in various scenarios such as ‘Caught in-between’, ‘Struck by’, ‘Trench Extraction’ and much more. Cost is $100 for TBG Members. Sessions will be held in Bemidji and Eagan.

 View Details & Register Today

PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Plastic Pipe

Updates to the final rule go into effect January 19 and are intended to improve safety and allow for the expanded use of plastic pipe in transporting natural or other gas. The updates take into account the changing technology and advancements in plastic pipe.

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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