About Us

We are MITA.
The Michigan Infrastructure
and Transportation Association

About
Us

We are MITA.
The Michigan Infrastructure
and Transportation Association

We are a statewide construction trade association that consists of over 500 Michigan companies representing construction disciplines such as road and bridge, sewer and water, utility, railroad, excavation and specialty construction throughout the state of Michigan.

Board of Directors

Mike Malloure
President
C.A. Hull Co., Inc.   
Pat Dunigan
Treasurer
Dunigan Bros., Inc. 
Scott Bazinet
Past President
Lowe Construction Co.
Mike Peake
Director At Large
Action Traffic Maintenance
Jack Dykstra
Director At Large
Jack Dykstra Excavating, Inc.
Chad Listerman
Director At Large
CL Trucking & Excavating, LLC
Lincoln Noel
Director At Large
Payne & Dolan, Inc.
Alan Sandell
Bituminous
Cadillac Asphalt, LLC
Remi Coolsaet
Utilities
R.L. Coolsaet Construction Co.
Mike Buck
Associate Mbr. Council
Association Benefits
Brandie Meisner
President-Elect
M & M Excavating Company
Michael A. Nystrom
Executive VP/Sec
MITA 
Rinaldo Acciavatti
Director At Large
Pamar Enterprises, Inc.
J.W. Fisher
Director At Large
Fisher Contracting Company
John Zito
Director At Large
Zito Construction Co.
Scott Velting
Director At Large
Velting Contractors, Inc.
Mike DeFinis
Director At Large
Angelo Iafrate Construction Co.
Jeff Stover
Structures
Toebe Construction LLC
Troy Broad
Excavating
Team Elmer’s
Dale Chambers
Associate Mbr. Council
Jensen Bridge
Brian Hoffman
Vice-President
Hoffman Bros., Inc.
Jim Doescher
Past President
Dan’s Excavating, Inc.
Steve Maranowski
Director At Large
Spartan Specialties, LTD.
Rod Mersino
Director At Large
Mersino Dewatering, Inc.
Karl Schweitzer
Director At Large
GM & Sons, Inc.
Deb Edgecomb
Director At Large
Sanches Construction
Angelo Lanni
Concrete
Florence Cement Company, Inc.
Pete Scodeller
Specialties
Scodeller Construction, Inc.
J.W. Kalin
Underground
Kalin Construction Co., Inc.
Amy Trahey
Associate Mbr. Council
Great Lakes Engineering Group

Board of Directors

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Mike Malloure
President
C.A. Hull Co., Inc.   
Pat Dunigan
Treasurer
Dunigan Bros., Inc. 
Scott Bazinet
Past President
Lowe Construction Co.
Mike Peake
Director At Large
Action Traffic Maintenance
Jack Dykstra
Director At Large
Jack Dykstra Excavating, Inc.
Chad Listerman
Director At Large
CL Trucking & Excavating, LLC
Lincoln Noel
Director At Large
Payne & Dolan, Inc.
Alan Sandell
Bituminous
Cadillac Asphalt, LLC
Remi Coolsaet
Utilities
R.L. Coolsaet Construction Co.
Mike Buck
Associate Mbr. Council
Association Benefits
Brandie Meisner
President-Elect
M & M Excavating Company
Michael A. Nystrom
Executive VP/Sec
MITA 
Rinaldo Acciavatti
Director At Large
Pamar Enterprises, Inc.
J.W. Fisher
Director At Large
Fisher Contracting Company
John Zito
Director At Large
Zito Construction Co.
Scott Velting
Director At Large
Velting Contractors, Inc.
Mike DeFinis
Director At Large
Angelo Iafrate Construction Co.
Jeff Stover
Structures
Toebe Construction LLC
Troy Broad
Excavating
Team Elmer’s
Dale Chambers
Associate Mbr. Council
Jensen Bridge
Brian Hoffman
Vice-President
Hoffman Bros., Inc.
Jim Doescher
Past President
Dan’s Excavating, Inc.
Steve Maranowski
Director At Large
Spartan Specialties, LTD.
Rod Mersino
Director At Large
Mersino Dewatering, Inc.
Karl Schweitzer
Director At Large
GM & Sons, Inc.
Deb Edgecomb
Director At Large
Sanches Construction
Angelo Lanni
Concrete
Florence Cement Company, Inc.
Pete Scodeller
Specialties
Scodeller Construction, Inc.
J.W. Kalin
Underground
Kalin Construction Co., Inc.
Amy Trahey
Associate Mbr. Council
Great Lakes Engineering Group

MITA Staff

Staff_MIke
Mike Nystrom
EVP/Secretary
Staff_Rob2
Rob Coppersmith
VP of Membership Services
Staff_Glenn
Glenn Bukoski
VP of Engineering Services
Staff_Lance
Lance Binoniemi
VP of Government Affairs
Staff_Rachelle
Rachelle VanDeventer
VP of Industry Relations
Staff_Nancy
Nancy Brown
Director of Communications
Staff_Matt2
Matt McClintick
Director of Safety & Compliance
Staff_Ken_2
Ken Bertolini
Director of Workforce Development
Staff_Mariam
Mariam Robinson
Director of Strategic Affairs
Staff_Danielle1
Danielle Coppersmith
Event Coordinator
Staff_Mary
Mary Moody
Accounting Coordinator
Staff_Sara_2
Sara Schaibly
Membership Services Coordinator
Staff_Ellen
Ellen Nystrom
Receptionist

MITA Staff

Staff_MIke
Mike Nystrom
EVP/Secretary
Staff_Rob2
Rob Coppersmith
VP of Membership Services
Staff_Glenn
Glenn Bukoski
VP of Engineering Services
Staff_Lance
Lance Binoniemi
VP of Government Affairs
Staff_Rachelle
Rachelle VanDeventer
VP of Industry Relations
Staff_Nancy
Nancy Brown
Director of Communications
Staff_Matt2
Matt McClintick
Director of Safety & Compliance
Staff_Ken_2
Ken Bertolini
Director of Workforce Development
Staff_Mariam
Mariam Robinson
Director of Strategic Affairs
Staff_Danielle1
Danielle Coppersmith
Event Coordinator
Staff_Mary
Mary Moody
Accounting Coordinator
Staff_Sara_2
Sara Schaibly
Membership Services Coordinator
Staff_Ellen
Ellen Nystrom
Receptionist

Our History

Time has passed and technology has changed, MITA continues moving the heavy/highway construction industry of Michigan forward – today and well into the future.

Our History

Time has passed and technology has changed, MITA continues moving the heavy/highway construction industry of Michigan forward – today and well into the future.

1928

MRBA Founded

Founded in 1928 by a small group of road contractors, MRBA’s objectives were to coordinate road improvements and secure adequate funding to get Michigan “out of the mud,” allowing commerce to move and the state’s economy to grow. Over the decades, MRBA efforts included protecting funding for roads in the 30’s, joining the war efforts to build roads in the 40’s, initiating the Interstate Highway Program in the 50’s and helping to create safety laws in the 70’s (many of which are still in effect today). MRBA also worked to convince legislative bodies of the need to adequately fund highways for the good of the motorists and for the continued growth of Michigan’s economy.

1946

AUC Established

AUC was originally established in 1946 as a Detroit Area Tunnel Contractors Association. In the 1990’s, AUC became a statewide construction trade association, merging with regional groups from central and western Michigan. Soon after, AUC expanded to include road and bridge building, electrical contracting, painting and more, eventually becoming known as Michigan’s Heavy Construction Association.

2005

MITA Created

The Associated Underground Contractors (AUC) and the Michigan Road Builders Association (MRBA) merged into one association to serve the entire heavy/highway construction industry in Michigan, known today as MITA.

MITA Scholarship Fund

The MITA Scholarship Fund offers financial support to individuals hoping to pursue a career in the heavy/highway construction industry.

We accept new applications on an annual basis.

Important Dates

January 2018
MITA begins accepting scholarship applications.
April 6, 2018
Deadline for all applications to be received by MITA for consideration for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please be aware that this is a firm deadline. The MITA Board of Directors will consider all applications received by this deadline at their April Board Meeting.
June 2018
Applicants receive letters thanking them for submitting applications to the MITA Scholarship Fund. The winner(s) of the scholarship will also be notified via letter at this time.

Donate

The success of the scholarship fund is dependent upon the financial generosity of members and individuals who believe in the advancement of the industry by offering their support.
We welcome donations of all sizes to the MITA Scholarship Fund, so that we can financially assist those individuals pursuing a career in the heavy/highway construction industry.
To donate to the MITA Scholarship Fund, please make checks payable to MITA, Inc., with the words MITA Scholarship Fund written on the memo line.

Contact

All applications and donations may be mailed to the following address:
MITA
Attn: Mariam Robinson
P.O. Box 1640
Okemos, MI 48805
MITA encourages the emailing of applications if the individual pieces of the application are attached as downloadable PDFs.
If you have any questions regarding the MITA Scholarship Fund, please contact Mariam Robinson, MITA Director of Strategic Affairs, at mariamrobinson@thinkmita.org or call her at 517-347-8336.

MITA Scholarship Fund

The MITA Scholarship Fund offers financial support to individuals hoping to pursue a career in the heavy/highway construction industry.

We accept new applications on an annual basis.

Important Dates

January 2017
MITA begins accepting scholarship applications.
April 6, 2017
Deadline for all applications to be received by MITA for consideration for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please be aware that this is a firm deadline. The MITA Board of Directors will consider all applications received by this deadline at their April Board Meeting.
June 2017
Applicants receive letters thanking them for submitting applications to the MITA Scholarship Fund. The winner(s) of the scholarship will also be notified via letter at this time.

Donate Today

The success of the scholarship fund is dependent upon the financial generosity of members and individuals who believe in the advancement of the industry by offering their support.
We welcome donations of all sizes to the MITA Scholarship Fund, so that we can financially assist those individuals pursuing a career in the heavy/highway construction industry.
To donate to the MITA Scholarship Fund, please make checks payable to MITA, Inc., with the words MITA Scholarship Fund written on the memo line.

Contact

All applications and donations may be mailed to the following address:
MITA
Attn: Mariam Robinson
P.O. Box 1640
Okemos, MI 48805
MITA encourages the emailing of applications if the individual pieces of the application are attached as downloadable PDFs.
If you have any questions regarding the MITA Scholarship Fund, please contact Mariam Robinson, MITA Director of Strategic Affairs, at mariamrobinson@thinkmita.org or call her at 517-347-8336.

Antitrust Compliance Policy

Antitrust Compliance Policy

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It is the policy of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (“MITA”) to comply with all applicable laws, including the antitrust laws. All member company representatives and the MITA staff must be sensitive to the unique legal issues involving trade associations and take the necessary steps to comply with U.S. federal and state antitrust laws and similar foreign competition laws. MITA recognizes the potentially severe consequences of failing to comply with the antitrust laws.

The antitrust laws are intended to foster and to protect competition, which benefits consumers. Competition leads to lower prices, higher quality, and increased output of goods and services. Associations like MITA can promote competition by engaging in a variety of activities, including educating the public, conveying information to the government, and collecting and disseminating certain information about the industries in which they operate.

MITA, in fact, actively promotes the exchange of ideas and developments in the heavy civil construction industry throughout Michigan to foster competition among industry participants. For example, MITA vigorously challenges public owner bidding rules that contravene competitive bidding principles in order to maximize competition for public works projects. However, MITA recognizes group activities among competitors (such as those conducted by trade associations) often bring competitors together in person and through information sharing raise the suspicions of enforcement agencies that competitors might agree to engage in behavior that hurts consumers. Consequently, MITA works to ensure that the association is not misused as a vehicle for anti-competitive agreements or activities regarding prices, boycotts, exclusion of firms from the market, or other unlawful activities. For this reason, MITA has developed this Antitrust Compliance Policy to provide a general overview of antitrust laws and specific guidelines to assist MITA and its members conduct activities in conformity with antitrust laws.
The summary of antitrust law presented in this Policy is intended to highlight issues that commonly arise in a trade association context. The text of this Policy is not a comprehensive discussion of the antitrust laws. Compliance with U.S. and individual state laws can be challenging because of the fact-specific nature of antitrust analysis and the broad wording of the statutes. Members are encouraged to discuss member-specific matters with their own counsel.

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Antitrust Compliance Policy

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It is the policy of the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (“MITA”) to comply with all applicable laws, including the antitrust laws. All member company representatives and the MITA staff must be sensitive to the unique legal issues involving trade associations and take the necessary steps to comply with U.S. federal and state antitrust laws and similar foreign competition laws. MITA recognizes the potentially severe consequences of failing to comply with the antitrust laws.

The antitrust laws are intended to foster and to protect competition, which benefits consumers. Competition leads to lower prices, higher quality, and increased output of goods and services. Associations like MITA can promote competition by engaging in a variety of activities, including educating the public, conveying information to the government, and collecting and disseminating certain information about the industries in which they operate.

MITA, in fact, actively promotes the exchange of ideas and developments in the heavy civil construction industry throughout Michigan to foster competition among industry participants. For example, MITA vigorously challenges public owner bidding rules that contravene competitive bidding principles in order to maximize competition for public works projects. However, MITA recognizes group activities among competitors (such as those conducted by trade associations) often bring competitors together in person and through information sharing raise the suspicions of enforcement agencies that competitors might agree to engage in behavior that hurts consumers. Consequently, MITA works to ensure that the association is not misused as a vehicle for anti-competitive agreements or activities regarding prices, boycotts, exclusion of firms from the market, or other unlawful activities. For this reason, MITA has developed this Antitrust Compliance Policy to provide a general overview of antitrust laws and specific guidelines to assist MITA and its members conduct activities in conformity with antitrust laws.
The summary of antitrust law presented in this Policy is intended to highlight issues that commonly arise in a trade association context. The text of this Policy is not a comprehensive discussion of the antitrust laws. Compliance with U.S. and individual state laws can be challenging because of the fact-specific nature of antitrust analysis and the broad wording of the statutes. Members are encouraged to discuss member-specific matters with their own counsel.

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Michigan’s
infrastructure
is broken.

Here are three examples:

Visit fixmistate.org to find out how this affects you.