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).

CURRENT ISSUE:  March MEA News - (Members Only)

Safety Poster:
  March 2019 (pdf) - Print up to 11x17"
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Industry News

    Industry Report by Karen Maine, President -- Join us at the MEA Spring Conference
    From the Executive Director -- Strategic Planning--Power into the Future
    Legislative Update (Members Only)
    You Need to Know  (Members Only)
    New Products

    Compliance by Tom Revnew; Seaton Peters Revnew -- February 2019 Updates in Labor and Employment Law (Members Only)
    Compliance by Kate Bischoff; tHRive Law & Consulting -- Like Grief (Members Only)
    Business Advantage by Tim Pass; Smith Schafer -- Spring Cleaning--Recordkeeping Guidelines to Save or Shred (Members Only)
    Federated Insurance -- Vehicle Preparedness
Workforce Development & Education

    Bidding on Public Projects
    Quiz on the Code
    Word on the Street -- The Future (Members Only)

Information Technology
Cybersecurity Tips by Thriveon Information & Technology


   Electrical Safety Talks for Safety Meetings -- Slips, Trips, Falls (Members Only)
   By Dave Ferkul, Workplace Safety Consultation -- PPE Requirements When Using a Chain Saw (Members Only)

    Membership -- MEA Membership Drive Winner
    Member Spotlight - Joe Gatewood, Gatewood Electric, Willmar, MN

Community News -- March

   CEE: One-stop Efficiency Shop -- Your Source for Business Lighting Support

PREVIOUS ISSUE:  MEA Alert (February 2019) - Members Only

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In this MEMBERS-ONLY Issue:
    From the President-- Business Training
    From the Executive Director-- Changes in MN Electrical Licensing Exam
    You Need to Know

ARCHIVES (Members Only)