Member eNews July 2017

Topics Include:

  • MAPA Updates
    • MAPA 2018 Calendar Photo Competition
  • MnDOT Updates
    • State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Public Review
  • MPCA Updates
    • Construction Stormwater Guidance
  • Department of Labor Updates
    • Electrical Inspection Guideline Update
  • Upcoming Events
  • Member Updates


MAPA Updates

MAPA 2018 Calendar Photo Competition

Oak Ridge RoadMAPA is accepting photos for the 2018 Calendar Photo Competition. The calendar will have 12 high quality images (one for each month) related to our industry. Submit your photo(s) to bbrever@mnapa.com and if your photo is selected, your name and your company will be given credit on the calendar. The images should be as high of quality as possible (1500×1100 minimum resolution). The submittal deadline is September 30, 2017.

Some ideas for an image are:

  • An Asphalt Paving train
  • Seasonal images of scenic asphalt roads (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Newly paved roads
  • Asphalt plant during operation


MnDOT Updates

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Public Review

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is offering an opportunity for public review and comment on a draft list of projects to be included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for state fiscal years 2018-2019-2020-2021 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021).

The regular program of transportation projects annually utilizes approximately $680 million federal funds, $292 million of state trunk highway funds, plus trunk highway bonds, local agency funds, and other funding sources. This does not include 2017 Special Session Number One funding.

The program includes local road and bridge projects; transit capital investments; state highway road and bridge projects; national highway road, bridge, and freight projects, Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) projects; Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) projects; and Surface Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects. The draft list of projects in the STIP is in Microsoft Excel format. Click here to download.

For more information visit MnDOT’s web site at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/program/stip.html


MPCA Updates

Construction Stormwater Guidance

Article from recent MPCA eNewsletter – MPCA construction stormwater inspectors are busy at construction sites checking on compliance with the Construction Stormwater General Permit. The use of down gradient sediment controls, such as silt fence, is common at construction sites. But all too often, inspection staff find that sites are not using erosion prevention BMPs properly. In particular, they are not being installed when earth disturbance has temporarily stopped on portions of the site. Click here to read more.


Department of Labor Updates

Electrical Inspection Guideline and New Checklist

The Department of Labor has updated their Electrical Inspection Guideline document and created a checklist to add what is included in the initial electrical inspection.

Click here to view the updated document and checklist.


Upcoming Events

MAPA Golf Outing – Early Bird Date Ends July 14th

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017 (Early Bird Date Ends July 14th)
Location: Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids

This will be a great networking opportunity for all participants. We had excellent weather for last year and an excellent turnout. Since it began in 2014 we raised approximately $80,000 for MAPA Member Scholarships! The proceeds from the 4th Annual Golf Outing will go to the MAPA Scholarship and Education Funds.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available:
Beverages on the course – $2,000
Golf Course Prizes – $2,000
Putting Green + Game – $2,000
Practice Range – $2,000
Social Hour (1) – $1,500
Registration Table – $1,000
Hole Sponsor (7) – $500

Click here for sponsorship information

Click here for more information and to register


Save these dates!

MAPA Sporting Clay Event

Save the date! More information coming soon.

Date: September 25, 2017

Location: Wild Marsh Sporting Clays, Clear Lake, MN

MAAPT Conference

Save the date! More information coming soon.

Date: December 6, 2017

Location: Hilton DoubleTree, St Louis Park, MN

MAPA Annual Meeting

Save the date! More information coming soon.

Date: December 6-8, 2017

Location: Hilton DoubleTree, St Louis Park, MN

Member Updates


This year Hayden-Murphy is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. We are proud of our accomplishments, and we are very grateful to our dedicated employees, loyal customers and OEM business partners who have made this achievement possible.


Lube-Tech & Partners is excited to announce the acquisition of the Mighty Auto Parts franchises from May Distributing, Inc. of Burnsville, MN and WJS Distributing, LLC of Waukesha, WI. Under the terms of the agreement, Lube-Tech & Partners has an exclusive license to distribute Mighty automotive products throughout most of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Click here to read more

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