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:  MEA Alert (August 2017) - Members Only

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In this MEMBERS-ONLY Issue:
    From the Chair -- Workforce Shortage and the Importance of Training
    From the President -- Improving Your Business and the Industry
    You Need to Know -- You Need to Know (August)

PREVIOUS ISSUE:  July MEA News (pdf) - Members Only 

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

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Industry News

    Industry Report by Jason Seanger, President -- OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Rules
    From the Executive Director -- Summer Family Fun and Vendor Showcase
    Legislative Update  (Members Only)
    You Need to Know  (Members Only)

    Compliance by Tom Revnew; Seaton Peters Revnew -- Before You Get Audited  (Members Only)
    Compliance by Kate Bischoff; tHRive Law & Consulting --  Sick and Safe Time   (Members Only)
    Business Advantage by Tim Pass; Smith Schafer -- MN Tax Legislative Update   (Members Only)
    Federated Insurance -- Valuation Methods for Buy-Sell Agreements

Workforce Development & Education

    Itemized Expenses
    Quiz on the Code
    2017 NEC Updates -- Part 4
   Alternative Energy Sources -- Where Did US Energy Come from in 2016?  (Members Only) 

 Electrical Safety Talks for Safety Meetings -- Distracted Driving
   MN OSHA -- Musculoskeletal Disorders  (Members Only)

    Membership -- Rework is a Profit Killer--Get Your Apprentices Trained
    Member Spotlight - Pat Vlaminck, Vlaminck Electric, Porter MN

Solutions for Your Customers --Graybar -- Find Faults Faster
New Products -- July

Community News -- July

   CEE: One-Stop Efficiency Shop