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2014 Summer Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars… attend the MEA Summer Leadership Conference on June 12-14, 2014.

Drive Your Profits Up! Learn about new labor saving tools, cost saving materials, and time saving techniques.

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Arrowwood Resort Hotel & Conference Center
2100 Arrowwood Ln, Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 762-1124
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2014 Spring Leadership Conference

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MEA Spring Leadership Conference

April 14-16 Hyatt Mpls

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Reserve your hotel room at the Hyatt by 4.1.14 for the MEA discount - Click Here

New Electrical Inspection & Enforcement Team

  • Welcome by the Assistant Commissioner Jessica Looman
  • Talk with the 3 people replacing John Schultz
  • What’s new in enforcement
  • Prevailing wage training
  • Government Action Meeting at the Dept. of Labor & Industry

2014 New Laws & Regulations by Bill Strusinski

  • Is the Legislative Session breaking bad or is it breaking good?

The line-up includes . . .

  • Labor Saving Products Task Force, Education, & Membership Meetings
  • Annual Membership & Board Meeting

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NCEL EXPO
See the latest equipment, lighting, tools & more!

You’re at bat … is it a swing & a miss or is it a home run at the MEA Spring Conference.  Make it a homer and ... join us at the Hyatt Hotel on 1300 Nicollet Ave (near the NCEL Upper Midwest Electrical Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center April 16-17).

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2013 Leadership Conference

December 5th & 6th – Sioux Falls, SD

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5 reasons to turn off the electronics and go . . . 

  1. BIG changes in MN’s Electrical & Apprentice – Register for Gov’t Action Lunch
  2. NEC Article 725 Class (2 C/E) on power limited is helping contractors: 
    • Save money by using the right cable—as, when to use PoE or non-plenum rated cables?
    • Cut labor costs by knowing installation code—as when to remove abandoned cable?
    • Prevent accidents--2/3rds of Article 725 installations are NOT safe from shock and fire.
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    Thank you to our class sponsor J.H. Larson

  4. Tour – See the newest equipment & lighting as it is installed in the Sioux Falls Event Center
  5. Hospitality Suite is perfect for connecting and getting leads for new business.
  6. MEA’s Appreciation tops the day with friends, music, and the Hospitality Suite. 

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Register for the Class - Registration Form

 

Join the leadership and Board as they determine the course of action for 2014.

Bring the Family - Fun for Spouses & Children
Christmas Shopping – Jewelry Making – Lunch with Friends
Santa’s Elves for Child Care & Games – And More

 

 

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2013 Summer Conference

yntk-2013-summerEnjoy a "mini-vacation" while you take care of business. The MEA summer conference is a great way to kick off summer. Come and play at Lake Darling. Print your registration here. Businesses interested in sponsorship can view available opportunities here.

Learn

  • Product Show: Newest in green technology, labor-saving tools & other innovations
  • Overcurrent Protection - 4 Continuing Education Credits on NEC requirements
  • NEW Hazardous Communications Standard- Dec. 1, 2013 Training Deadline: Experts from OSHA Consulting, Andy Smoka & Bob Durkee, will give you the training and documentation you need for to train your employees.
  • Arch Flash Calculation Warning Labels required by 2012 NFPA 70e: Learn how to conduct basic fundamental arc flash calculations to determine the thermal energy generated in an arc flash incident.
  • Low Voltage & LED Lighting Terminations: Grab some tools and find out how easy these terminations are for you, your electricians and your apprentices.

Association Meetings

  • Education Committee
  • Gov't Action Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • MEA Board

Fun

  • Hospitality Suite: Get Connected! Sponsored by Seaton, Peters & Revnew
  • Dinner Meeting: Appreciation Dinner sponsored by Federated Insurance
  • Rolle Bolle Tournament& Awards
  • Golf Tournament & Awards
  • Hospitality Suite: Whiskey, Rootbeer & Cheese Tasting

Mini Vacation & Family Fun

  • Kids - Fun with young friends
  • Camp Arrowwood filled with fun activities for kids
  • Water Park
  • Miniature Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Spouses - Fun with the MEA Women
  • Spa massages and treatments for spouses
  • Lunch & a shopping spree
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2013 Spring Conference

The MEA Gear Up for Spring Conference 2013 was a huge success! Thank you to our sponsors and to everyone who participated. Key conference highlights started with a Day at the Capitol. Bill Strusinski, our MEA Lobbyist, gave our group a briefing on the legislation affecting our industry. MEA attendees were all able to take part in an awesome tour of the new Vehicle Innovation Center recently opened up by GE Capital Fleet Services, a world-class facility that provides businesses, industry groups and researchers with a first-hand experience with alternative fuel vehicles. One of those vehicles that our attendees were able to drive is the EXV4 all-electric utility truck made by e-ride Industries right here in Minnesota.

E-ride Industries was the brain child of John Herou (owner and founder) who was an electrical contractor at one time. The company is located in Princeton, MN. All vehicles are 100% American Made. The website www.e-ride.com has the full story of this most versatile all electric product on the market.

Our team enjoyed the demonstration at Parallel Technologies of the new Redwood Systems lighting & building automation products given by Pat Siebenaler. Redwood Systems’ Building-Performance Lighting Platform facilitates lower energy costs and higher-performing workplaces. This smart building platform powers and controls lights and a high-density sensor grid, providing both best-inclass energy savings and granular monitoring of space utilization, temperature and power consumption.

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2012 Summer Conference

Presentation:
Get the Details on Stray Voltage

  • Wednesday 6/20 (3:00-5:00) $20
  • Speaker Jim Biesterveld, Stray-voltage investigator for Dunn County Electric Co-op

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Presentation:
Challenges and solutions of the installation of high-voltage transmission lines on I-94 featuring the use of helicopters

  • Wednesday 6/20 (5:30-6:30)
  • Speaker Tim Carlsgaard, Xcel Energy, Manager of Communications and Public Affairs

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Committee Lunch:
Get an inside look at how to comply and avoid fines from top MN legal experts on the NLRB

  • Thursday 6/21 (1-2:30pm) ($25 M; $35 NM)
  • Speakers Phyllis Karasov, partner with Moore, Costello & Hart; and Doug Seaton, partner with Seaton Peters Revnew

Sponsored by

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mn-dotSeminars:
"Supervisor Commercial Trucking Certification" - Federated Insurance; and
"Trucking Rules and Regulations Update" - MN DOT

  • Thursday 6/21 (2:30-4:30pm)
  • Fines up to $2,750 for allowing cell phone use in commercial vehicles required by US DOT. Experts from MN DOT will be there to explain the rules, tell you how to comply and to answer your questions.
  • US DOT requires 2 hours of training for supervisors of commercially licensed drivers.
  • Get your first hour of training from
    Federated at the Summer Conference and your second hour of required training at the Winter Conference.

Member Appreciation Dinner

  • Thursday 6/21 (5pm) ($35 M; $45 NM)
  • James T Scholarship awarded
  • Border States Electric Scholarship awarded

Sponsored by
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MEA Product Show / Lunch

  • Friday 6/22 (10:30-1pm)
  • Lighting—LED and more; Save energy with renewables
  • Arc flash; Newest safety clothing and other products
  • Demo the latest equipment
  • DOOR PRIZES & MORE DOOR PRIZES and YES, there is such a thing as a FREE LUNCH!

9-Hole Golf Scramble Tournament

  • Friday 6/22 (1:30-4:30pm) $39.50 per
  • Win a grand prize of a Party Wagon BBQ for 20 people + putting contest and fun hole prizes.
  • It’s a best ball scramble!  Takes the pressure off and is fun for all ages and all skills!
  • Sign up your foursome now and meet at the 19th Hole to add up your score!

Rolle Bolle Tournament

  • Thursday 6/21 (6:30pm) Free

Sponsored by
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arrowwood-docksGuest Events:

  • Pontoon Lake Cruising (6/21) $25
  • Kids' (ages 4-12) Camp Arrowwood crafts, games, and dinner (6/21) $25
  • Kids' (ages 4-12) Wacky Olympics, crafts, and lunch $25
  • Bingo for all ages (6/21) $10
  • Learn more

Pontoon Lake Cruise sponsored by
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