Longtime MITA Employee, Nancy Brown, Retires

Nancy Brown, MITA’s Director of Communications, retired as of July 31. Danielle Coppersmith has assumed her duties as Manager of Communications and Events. Nancy began her career at MITA in 2000, after working in public relations and print journalism in Michigan and New York after graduating from Michigan State’s Honors

Lindsay Corporation to Host MDOT & Industry Forum for Zipper Barrier – September 28

Lindsay Corporation has reached out to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and industry in Michigan to discuss issues related to zipper barrier systems. The goal of the forum is to address issues and potential solutions to utilizing zipper barrier systems as a tool to address Work Zone safety challenges

PAC DONOR SPOTLIGHT – Give ‘Em a Brake Safety

The next PAC Donor Spotlight company is Give ‘Em a Brake Safety. They have recognized the importance of MITA’s efforts for long-term, equitable and sustainable infrastructure investments and have stepped up to help the cause. The company had eight different employees donate to the PAC. Jeremy Lemke Marc Van Til

MDOT issues Project Information Sheet for Marshall Modernization PDB

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a project information sheet for development and implementation of transportation improvements necessary for site preparation of the Marshall Megasite in association with Ford Motor Company’s recently announced 2.5 million square foot electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Marshall. The project funds will

NEW Teamsters Road Contract and Wage Rates

The teamsters and MITA’s labor negotiations committee have ratified a new 3-year agreement. Click here to view and print the new Teamsters 2023-2026 Road Contract and updated wage rates sheet. Please note: Updates to the contract will be retroactive to June 1, 2023.

MDOT to Host Industry Forum: Blue Water Bridge Plaza Comp. 2 DB – August 10

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an industry forum to discuss the upcoming two-step, best value design-build (DB) procurement for reconstruction and reconfiguration of the Blue Water Bridge Corridor and Plaza Expansion, city of Port Huron for Component 2 (of the 2009 Refined Design). This forum will provide

MDOT I-375 DBE Industry Forum

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) seeks to engage Detroit-based minority-owned firms and workforce development partners in the pre-construction and construction activities of the I-375 Reconnecting Communities Project. The industry forum is scheduled to take place on Thursday, July 27th, 3:00-6:00 PM. If you are interested in participating in this

NEW Fringe and Benefit Submission Information

Beginning on September 1, 2023, Welfare & Pension Administration Service, Inc. (WPAS) will administer the Michigan Laborers’ Fringe Benefit Funds. WPAS specializes in multi‐employer, Taft‐Hartley, Health, Pension, and Annuity plans, as well as other fringe benefit plans. With decades of experience, WPAS offers a variety of services and cost‐effective solutions – including an online remittance tool for employers. Click on the image to continue reading and print.

Safety Directors Group Meeting Reminder and a Warning to Your Employees

The next safety directors group meeting is scheduled at the MITA office on September 8 at 9 a.m. Samantha Birsen will be on hand to discuss MIOSHA grants available to our membership. We have a few things to cover and are working on getting one of the speakers scheduled in
MITA in the News

MITA In the News – July 14-21

Roads Experts share tips to stay safe on rural roads (Upper Michigan’s Source, 7/19/23)   Water Infrastructure More than 1M gallons of partially treated wastewater goes into Kalamazoo River (WWMT, 7/16/23)
MITA in the News

MITA In the News – June 30 – July 14

Roads Grading Michigan’s roads from 1 to 10. See how yours rate. (MLive, 7/7/23)   Bridges Counties with the most bridges in dire need of repair in Michigan (Iosco County News-Herald, 7/5/23)   Aggregates Dickinson against state bills to take control over some mining (The Mining Journal, 7/12/23) MITA Mention:

MDOT to Host Industry Forum: I-75 over Rouge River CMGC Project – July 27

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an industry forum to discuss the upcoming Best Value CMGC procurement of the rehabilitation of I-75 NB & SB over Rouge River, Dearborn Street, and RR (B01 of 82194); I-75 SB On Ramp over Rouge River and Pleasant Street (B01-6 of 82194);