MEA Newsletters

MEA mails one newsletter each month. In alternating months, members receive the MEA News and the MEA Alert.

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The MEA News is the official publication of the Electrical Association. It is the only statewide publication that provides the latest information, legislation, safety and business-related issues for the electrical industry. It is distributed 6 times during the year to over 3,500 electrical contractors, technology systems contractors, and industry leaders across the state.


The MEA Alert is sent to MEA members only. It is intended for breaking news, important legislative updates and other important developments affecting electrical professionals in Minnesota. It is distributed 6 times during the year (in between months when the MEA News is distributed).

 MEA Alert (June 2017) - Members Only

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In this MEMBERS-ONLY Issue:
    From the Chair -- The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It
    From the President -- Spring Conference Awards Dinner
    You Need to Know -- You Need to Know

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Safety Poster:  May 2017 (pdf) - Print up to 11x17"

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Industry News

    Industry Report by Jason Seanger, President -- New Initiatives!
    From the Executive Director -- May is for Safety
    Legislative Update  (Members Only)
    You Need to Know  (Members Only)
    Participate in Prevailing Wage  (Members Only)


    Compliance by Tom Revnew; Seaton Peters Revnew -- Employer Prevails after Rescinding Job Offer  (Members Only)
    Compliance by Kate Bischoff; tHRive Law & Consulting --  When an Employee is Injured   (Members Only)
    Business Advantage by Tim Pass; Smith Schafer -- Fraud in the Construction Industry   (Members Only)
    Federated Insurance: Employees Late?

Workforce Development & Education

    Build Your Brand to Attract Employees
    Quiz on the Code
    2017 NEC Updates -- Part 3
   Alternative Energy Sources -- Microgrids & Stand-Alone Systems  (Members Only) 

 Electrical Safety Talks for Safety Meetings -- Construction Sites
   MN OSHA -- Silica in Construction  (Members Only)
   Appreciate Safety -- Construction Focus Four Hazards  

    Membership -- Wage & Benefit Report, Electrical Industry Directory
    Member Spotlight - Jim Grant, Jim's Electric, Baxter MN

Solutions for Your Customers -- Case Study -- Otter Tail Power Company
New Products -- May

Community News -- May

    CEE: One-Stop Efficiency Shop
    Otter Tail Power Company