Bulletins

Safety

Safety Directors ZOOM Roundtable

To: MITA Safety Directors Group From: Greg Brooks, Director of Safety & Compliance Date: June 2, 2020 RE: Safety Directors ZOOM Roundtable The Safety Directors roundtable originally scheduled on April 30, 2020, has been rescheduled as a ZOOM webinar for June 23, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Greg
Labor

NOTICE – UPDATE TO ROAD LABORERS RATES: Zone 3

MEMORANDUM TO: Union Contractors FROM: Michael A. Nystrom, Executive Vice President/Secretary DATE: June 3, 2020 RE: NOTICE – UPDATE TO ROAD LABORERS RATES: Zone 3 The original update to the wage rates published by the Laborers allocated the ZONE 3 increase incorrectly. Road Laborers ZONE 3 Update All Wage Rates
Safety

Stop Use – Immediate Action Required

MITA has received notice that 3M Fall Protection issued a “Stop Use – Immediate Action Required” letter surrounding the use of the DBI-SALA® Delta™ & Exofit XP™ Arc Flash Harnesses. Please read the information contained in the link provided and pull any fall protection equipment that this bulletin references immediately.
Engineering

MDOT I-94 Calhoun County Design Build Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) intends on using a Design-Build procurement method to deliver a road and bridge rehabilitation and reconstruction project on I-94 in Calhoun County. MDOT plans to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) in September of 2021 and a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March of
Engineering

MDOT Blue Water Bridge Project-Specific Qualifications

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) intends on using a two-phase procurement process to select a contractor to deliver a project to remove 5 existing toll booths and install 5 new toll booths, as well as other improvements, along eastbound I-94 on the Blue Water Bridge Plaza. MDOT plans to
Legislative

MITA PAC Low Country Boil and Car Show Canceled

As we begin to reopen a large part of the economy that was shuttered during the height of the COVID-19 crisis, there are still significant health measures and safety restrictions that will be around for some time. One of those is a firm restriction on the number of people who
Safety

COVID-19 Guidance Posters Offered By MITA

MITA is now taking pre-orders for posters which offer guidance to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus in offices and on job sites. The posters are available in two sizes: 12” x 18” printed on waterproof, tear-proof vinyl or 32” x 48” printed on a more heavy-duty material
Workforce Development

Governor Whitmer Encourages Virtual Hiring Fair Attendance – Watch The Video Now!

Virtual Hiring Fair Week has arrived! On Thursday, June 4th, MITA and partners will host two virtual hiring fairs for individuals looking for a career in the heavy/highway construction industry. 10:00 a.m. – Southern Michigan Click here for the Zoom webinar link. 1:00 p.m. – Northern Michigan Click here for the Zoom webinar link.
Membership

MITA Cancels 2020 Summer Conference Due To COVID-19

After careful thought and consideration, MITA has decided to cancel this year’s Summer Conference at Crystal Mountain, which was scheduled for July 22-July 27, 2020 and has now been rescheduled at that location for July 27-31, 2022. It was brought to our attention that several member firms are currently prohibiting
Legislative

Secretary of State Branch Offices to Open June 1 (By Appointment Only)

The Secretary of State announced that beginning Monday, June 1, branch offices will be open for transactions not able to be completed online, but by appointment only. Beginning the week of June 1, all 131 offices will be open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for appointment-only services. Transactions
Engineering

MDOT e-Proposal Post Upgrade Fixes

MDOT e-Proposal application was updated May 27, 2020 to include the fixes listed below.  Users will need to clear their internet cache (click here for instructions) in order for all fixes to display correctly. Resolved Issues: • Large file downloads (internet browser cache must be cleared to see this fix)
Labor

June 1, 2020 Wage Rate Update

MEMORANDUM TO:         Union Contractors FROM:  Michael A. Nystrom, Executive Vice President/Secretary DATE:    May 27, 2020 RE:         Union Agreement Wage Rate Updates Effective June 1, 2020 This is a reminder that in accordance with the current Union Agreements between MITA and the Unions below, the following updates will become effective