2018 MAPA Annual Meeting

December 6-7, 2018

LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1500 Park Place Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN



Thursday, December 6, 2018

3:00 – 4:30 PM Environmental Committee Meeting (MAPA Members Only)

4:00 – 6:00 PM MAPA Registration

5:00 – 6:30 PM Social & Silent Auction

6:30 – 8:00 PM Scholarship Dinner & Live Auction

8:00 – 1:00 AM Hospitality Suites


Friday, December 7, 2018

7:30 AM  – MAPA Business Meeting (MAPA Members Only)

8:00 AM – Breakfast with Message from MAPA President Jason Duininck

8:30 AM  Market Outlook

9:30 AM – Break

10:00 AM –  Session Preview with Wrong About Everything Podcast

Wrong About Everything (WAE) is a weekly podcast bringing an irreverent and bipartisan look at Minnesota and national politics. Two Liberals and Two Conservatives debate the issues of the day with humor and vigor. The WAE podcast crew will join us to opine on the upcoming Minnesota legislative session.

11:30 AM – Lunch

12:00 PM – MAPA/MSES Fellowship Recipient

12:30 PM – Workforce Development Panel

The most pervasive problem in road construction today is workforce recruitment and retention. Let’s discuss what we can do from both the union and non-union side to find long-term solutions to this challenge. Hear from industry leaders like:

Jason Duininck, to share what Duininck, Inc. has done in their local high school on training and upcoming CDL program;

Jason George, Business Manager of the International Union of the Operating Engineers Local 49, to discuss expanded recruitment and training opportunities through the union;

Tim Barrett, Program Support for the Trade and Industrial Program at the Minnesota Department of Education to discuss the challenges and opportunities of expanding construction programs through public schools; and

Justin Rost from the MN Helmets to Hardhats program, which matches local veterans with construction trades.

1:30 PM – Break

1:45 PM – Industry Hot Topics Panel

Hear from asphalt industry leaders on timely issues such as: How to quality more asphalt solutions for state bonding projects, opinions on cold-in-place recycling, workzone safety, trucking challenges in oil transport, and more.

Chris Duininck, Duininck, Inc.

Chad Sauer, Tiller Corporation

Curt Turgeon, MnDOT Office of Materials and Road Research

Michael Beer, MnDOT Metro District Construction Engineer

Joan Donovan, JD Donovan, Inc. St Cloud Trucking Company

3:00 PM – Adjourn




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Thank you to the following Annual Meeting Specific Event Sponsors:


Thursday Night Banquet Sponsor ($2,000)


Thank you to the following Annual Meeting General Sponsors:








Thank you to the following Annual Meeting Auction Donors:


Please contact MAPA by phone (651.636.4666) or email info@mnapa.org if you are interested in being a Sponsor and/or Auction Donor or if you need registration information for the Annual Meeting.

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