Press Releases

Official Press Releases and Media Statements from the National Utility Contractors Association


2024 Releases

April 5, 2024 - NUCA Statement On USDOL Worker Walkaround Final Rule
March 28, 2024 - J.F. Wilkerson Contracting Wins Top Industry Safety Award
March 27, 2024 - Yvonne Bland Honored With "Associate Member of the Year" Award
March 26, 2024 - Darren Cleary Awarded Ditchdigger of the Year Award
March 25, 2024 - Renee Nutter Awarded Top Industry Honor "We Dig America" Award
March 23, 2025 - Tony Privitera Elected NUCA Chairman of the Board
March 19, 2024 - Catastrophic Water Infrastructure Cuts Averted
March 18, 2024 - Indiana Underground Facilities Bill Signed Into Law
March 7, 2024 - NUCA Statement on 2024 "State of the Union" Speech
March 6, 2024 - CW & Sons Infrastructure Awarded Top Platinum Level of NUCA-STAR Safety Program
February 21, 2024 - NUCA Statement On Additional EPA Water Infrastructure Resources
January 31, 2024 - Midstate Site Development Awarded Top Platinum Level of NUCA-STAR Program
January 29, 2024 - NUCA Statement On House Introduction of Permitting Reform Legislation Package
January 3, 2024 - NUCA Celebrates 60 Years Of Industry Member Service

2023 Releases

December 6, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE COMMITTEE MARKUP OF PIPES ACT OF 2023
November 16, 2023 - BLUERIDGE AWARDED TOP PLATINUM LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
November 3, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE INTERIOR/EPA APPROPRIATIONS BILL PASSAGE
November 2, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE EPA APPROPRIATIONS BILL
November 1, 2023 - WHY IS THE HOUSE REFUSING TO FUND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE?
November 1, 2023 - FOREMOST PIPELINE AWARDED TOP PLATINUM LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
September 10, 2023 - STATE-OF-THE-ART IOWA TRENCH RESCUE TRAINING FACILITY OPENS
September 18, 2023 - BPG DESIGNS AWARDED GOLD LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
September 12, 2023 - 2023 TRENCH SAFETY STAND DOWN SEASON CONCLUDES
September 4, 2023 - OP-ED: LABOR DAY DEPENDS ON FILLING OUT THE CORRECT PAPERWORK
August 16, 2023 - GARNEY CONSTRUCTION AWARDED TOP PLATINUM LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
July 19, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE INTERIOR/EPA APPROPRIATIONS BILL
July 18, 2023 - EXCAVATION SAFETY BUILDS AN ALLIANCE OF MANY
July 18, 2023 - NUCA ANNOUNCES 2023 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WINNERS
July 17, 2023 - NUCA-WINS RELEASES NEXT GENERATION OF JOBSITE REPORTING APP
July 17, 2023 - EXCAVATION SAFETY BUILDS AN ALLIANCE OF MANY
July 13, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE EPA APPROPRIATIONS BILL
July 13, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON HOUSE USDOT APPROPRIATIONS BILL
June 21, 2023 - JHL CONSTRUCTORS AWARDED GOLD LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
June 19, 2023 - TRENCH SAFETY STAND DOWN WEEK: JUNE 19-23
June 1, 2023 - NUCA CHOICE: FCCI ENTERS AGREEMENT TO BECOME NUCA-ENDORSED COMMERCIAL CARRIER
June 1, 2023 - JUNE 2023 IS TRENCH SAFETY MONTH
May 31, 2023 - NUCA STATEMENT ON FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT
May 25, 2023 - NUCA APPLAUDS HIGH COURT'S DECISION ON SACKETT V. EPA
May 16, 2023 - (Photo, 4MB) T&I Chairman Graves Receives NUCA We Dig America Award
May 16, 2023 - HOUSE T&I CHAIRMAN GRAVES RECEIVES NUCA 2023 WE DIG AMERICA AWARD
May 5, 2023 - NUCA SUPPORTS RESTART AND SPUR REFORMS ACTS
April 27, 2023 - NUCA and TEST: WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD SAFE EXCAVATIONS
April 24, 2023 - EMERY SAPP & SONS AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
March 21, 2023 - BYRD UNDERGROUND AWARDED GOLD LEVEL OF NUCA-STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
March 17, 2023 - POWER UP AMERICA'S ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE WITH H.R. 1
March 16, 2023 - CLEARY CONSTRUCTION WINS TOP INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARD
March 15, 2023 - ROB KRZYS HONORED WITH ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
March 14, 2023 - LAUREN ATWELL WINS DITCHDIGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
March 13, 2023 - TOM BUTLER ELECTED NUCA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
March 2, 2023 - FAIR COMPETITION EFFICIENTLY BUILDS AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE
March 1, 2023 - THE PRO ACT DOES NOT BUILD AMERICA
February 14, 2023 - PVC PIPE IS NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE
February 7, 2023 - INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRESS A HIGHLIGHT OF STATE-OF-THE-UNION SPEECH
February 7, 2023 - NUCA PLEDGES OPEN INDUSTRY DISCUSSIONS TO PREVENT SUICIDE
February 6, 2023 - NUCA SUPPORTS WOTUS CRA VOTE IN HOUSE
January 11, 2023 - NUCA ANNOUNCES NUCA ASSURANCE AND CAPTIVE INSURANCE PARTNER
January 5, 2023 - NUCA's EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGROUND AWARDS UNVEILED
January 5, 2023 - ADMINISTRATION'S WOTUS REPEAL SLOWS INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRESS

2022 Releases

December 7, 2022 -- THE “NUCA LOUNGE” COMES TO 2023’S THE UTILITY EXPO
December 5, 2022 - A.J. JOHNS INC. AWARDED GOLD LEVEL OF UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY PROGRAM
November 10, 2022 -- UTILITY CONSTRUCTION BUILDS THE VICTORY FOR ZACH NUNN IN IOWA
November 9, 2022 - INFRASTRUCTURE VOTE SOARS FOR CANDIDATES IN THE 2022 ELECTION
November 3, 2022 - ZACH NUNN WINS INFRASTRUCTURE'S ENDORSEMENT
October 10, 2022 - VOTE FOR INFRASTRUCTURE'S CHAMPIONS!
September 29, 2022 - 2022 TRENCH SAFETY STAND DOWN SEASON CONCLUDES
September 26, 2022 - PETTICOAT-SCHMITT AWARDED PLATINUM LEVEL OF UTILITY CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROGRAM
September 20, 2022 - J.F. WILKERSON AWARDED GOLD LEVEL OF UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SAFETY PROGRAM
September 8, 2022 - CONFUSION REMAINS IN FED CONTRACTOR COVID MANDATE
September 6, 2022 - STARS IN SAFETY: NUCA ANNOUNCES FIRST PLATINUM WINNERS OF NEW STAR SAFETY PROGRAM
August 26, 2022 - NUCA OPPOSES PROPOSED FEDERAL MANDATED PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT RULE
August 22, 2022 - NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NUCA & BUILDWITT
August 11, 2022 - TODAY'S DATE IS A CONVENIENT REMINDER TO ALWAYS CONTACT 811 BEFORE DIGGING
August 5, 2022 - INDIANA'S UTILITY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS REMEMBER REP. WALORSKI
June 30, 2022 - UPDATE: 811 EMERGENCY REPORT AMENDED
June 28, 2022 - SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY: NUCA STAR PROGRAM INTRODUCED
June 2, 2022 - "DEMO DAY" SHOWCASES EXCAVATION SAFETY EQUIPMENT
June 1, 2022 - JUNE 2022 IS TRENCH SAFETY MONTH
May 26, 2022 - News: U.S. CORPS OF ENGINEERS FY2022 PROJECT LIST RELEASED
May 16, 2022 - NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: IT'S A BIGGER NUCA TEAM
April 12, 2022 - KENTUCKY'S CLEARY CONSTRUCTION AWARDED INDUSTRY "TOP JOBS" AWARD
April 5, 2022 - MIKE STURGILL HONORED WITH ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD
April 4, 2022 - NEW TRENCHLESS TECH MANUAL ILLUSTRATES COST-SAVING OPTIONS
March 29, 2022 - FRED CHESNEY WINS DITCHDIGGER OF THE YEAR AWARD
March 22, 2022 - FOREMOST PIPELINE WINS TOP INDUSTRY SAFETY AWARD
March 6, 2022 - RYAN KINNING ELECTED NUCA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
March 6, 2022 - PHOTO: Chairman Ryan Kinning (5 MB)
February 7, 2022 - WORKFORCE LABOR SHORTAGES BEING RECOGNIZED, BUT MORE MUST BE DONE (H-2B VISA)
February 4, 2022 - PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENT EO WILL INCREASE INFRASTRUCTURE EXPENSES

2021 Releases

December 28, 2021 - EMPLOYEE MENTAL HEALTH IMPORTANT FOR INDUSTRY
December 7, 2021 - NUCA CHAIRMAN TESTIFIES TO CONGRESS ON BUSINESS VAX MANDATE
November 22, 2021 - NUCA COMMENTS ON RELEASE OF INDUSTRY STUDY ON FACILITY LOCATING
November 17, 2021 - 811 EMERGENCY: $61 BILLION LOST IN SYSTEM TO PROTECT UNDERGROUND UTILITIES
November 15, 2021 - HISTORIC CORE INFRASTRUCTURE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW
November 10, 2021 - REP. PETER DeFAZIO AWARDED TOP INDUSTRY HONOR
November 6, 2021 - NUCA DELIVERS INFRASTRUCTURE WIN FOR THE NATION
November 3, 2021 - PHOTO: Rep. DeFazio Awarded NUCA We Dig America Award At US Capitol Building
October 7, 2021 - LAUREN HENSLEY: MAKING NUCA'S MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM EVEN STRONGER
October 5, 2021 - AMERICA'S WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IS NOT FIXING ITSELF
August 26, 2021 - GEORGE HAMILTON TAKES CHARGE TO EXPAND NUCA'S MEMBERSHIP
August 18, 2021 - MIKE FLOWERS JR. TO LEAD NUCA NATIONAL SAFETY & TRAINING PROGRAM
August 10, 2021 - SENATE PASSES HISTORIC WATER & BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE ACT
August 4, 2021 - NUCA MOURNS THE LOSS OF NEW JERSEY'S JOE WALSH
July 29, 2021 - CLEAN WATER SURFACES AS A WINNER: HISTORIC LEVEL OF WATER INFRASTRUCTURE RESOURCES
July 22, 2021 - THE PRO ACT WILL DELAY AMERICA'S RECOVERY
July 1, 2021 - INFRASTRUCTURE PASSES THE HOUSE (H.R. 3684)
June 21, 2021 - NUCA LAMENTS LOSS OF A GREAT ASSOCIATION ADVOCATE
June 9, 2021 - NEW CLEAN WATER INFRASTRUCTURE & HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION MAY BE AHEAD (H.R. 1915)
June 2, 2021 - JUNE 2021 IS TRENCH SAFETY MONTH
May 26, 2021 - ARIZONA UTILITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION REJOINS NUCA
May 6, 2021 - CONFUSION DOES NOT LEAD TO ECONOMIC GROWTH: STATEMENT ON USDOL INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RULE
May 5, 2021 - SENATE PASSES NUCA-CHAMPIONED CLEAN WATER BILL
April 28, 2021 - AMERICA DEMANDS BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE, CLEAN WATER MUST BE IN PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS
April 6, 2021 - NUCA WALTER GAINER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM OPEN FOR MEMBERS
March 31, 2021 - AMERICA BEGINS THE SERIOUS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE
March 29, 2021 - NUCA OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE US SENATE'S NEW CLEAN WATER LEGISLATION S. 914
March 17, 2021 - CHAIRMAN DeFAZIO'S "AMBITIOUS NUMBER" STRIKES GOLD
March 10, 2021 - AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT ADDRESSES INFRASTRUCTURE
March 3, 2021 - AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE: LET'S FIX IT IN 2021
March 1, 2021 - NEBRASKA CONTRACTOR WINS TOP JOBS AWARD FOR NORFOLK, NEB. PROJECT
February 6, 2021 - LAUREN ATWELL ELECTED NUCA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
January 22, 2021 - WEEK 1: 10,000+ JOBS LOST, BILLIONS IN WAGES CANCELLED ON KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE PROJECT
January 20, 2021 - BIDEN SWORN-IN AS 46TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 

2020 Releases

December 22, 2020 - NUCA DELIVERS FOR AMERICA'S UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
December 10, 2020 - CONGRESS FILLS THE WRDA WATER GLASS ONLY HALFWAY IN 2020
November 5, 2020 - AMERICA'S INFRASTRUCTURE DOESN'T WAIT FOR ELECTION RESULTS
October 22, 2020 - CARL VASQUEZ JOINS NUCA TO LEAD NATIONAL SAFETY PROGRAM
October 21, 2020 - AMERICA CANNOT TAKE CLEAN WATER AVAILABILITY FOR GRANTED
October 15, 2020 - NUCA PRAISES NEW FEDERAL "WATER SUBCABINET"
September 30, 2020 - NUCA ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM WINNERS
September 21, 2020 - NUCA'S 2020 WASHINGTON SUMMIT: A VIRTUAL DAY ON CAPITOL HILL
September 3, 2020 - OP-ED: INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDS OUR COMMUNITIES, By Lauren Atwell
September 1, 2020 - NUCA ROLLS OUT NEW ONSITE INCIDENT REPORTING APP TOOL: NUCA WINS
July 15, 2020 - NUCA's STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP'S INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCEMENT IN ATLANTA, GA
July 2, 2020 - NUCA'S STATMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE MOVING FORWARD ACT, H.R. 2
June 15, 2020 - NUCA DECLARES JUNE 15-19 TRENCH SAFETY STAND DOWN WEEK
May 20, 2020 - JUNE 2020 IS "TRENCH SAFETY MONTH"
May 11, 2020 - BIG IDEAS REQUIRE BOLD LEADERSHIP: NUCA SUPPORTS INFRASTRUCTURE AS THE KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY
April 27, 2020 - STATE OF THE UTILITY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: ESSENTIAL TO KEEP AMERICA WORKING
April 22, 2020 - NUCA'S STATEMENT ON PROPOSED WATER INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TODAY IN THE U.S. SENATE
March 6, 2020 - NEW VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP TEAM TAKES OVER AT NATIONAL UTILITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION
March 1, 2020 - EVOLUTION OF LEADERSHIP: CENTERLINE UTILITIES PRESIDENT FRED CHESNEY, SR. SWORN IN AS NEW NUCA CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
February 28, 2020 - NUCA STATEMENT ON NLRB JOINT-EMPLOYER STANDARD FINAL RULE
February 24, 2020 - NUCA DITCHDIGGER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO MARK FUGLEVAND
February 24, 2020 - NUCA ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO CHAD PENDLEY
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - SLACK AND CO
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - IOWA TRENCHLESS
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - MAC CONSTRUCTION & EXCAVATING
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - HORIZONTAL BORING & TUNNELLING
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - J.F. WILKERSON CONTRACTING
February 24, 2020 - SAFETY AWARD - BARNARD CONSTRUCTION
February 24, 2020 - THE EVOLUTION OF LEADERSHIP: TUCSON 2020
February 10, 2020 - LET'S GET IT DONE: AMERICA'S UTILITY CONTRACTORS FORTIFIED BY PRESIDENTIAL INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT, BUT NOW IT'S CONGRESS'S TURN TO ACT
January 16, 2020 - AMERICA'S LEADING UTILITY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION APPOINTS DOUG CARLSON AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

2019 Releases

November 12, 2019 - BUILD THE WAY TO YOUR FUTURE: UTILITY CONTRACTORS ORGANIZE FIRST-EVER INDUSTRY CAREER FAIR
September 4, 2019 - NUCA ANNOUNCES LODGING DISCOUNTS/PARTNERSHIP WITH G6 HOSPITALITY
August 14, 2019 - NUCA STATEMENT ON PROPOSED FMCSA HOURS-OF-SERVICE REGULATORY CHANGES
August 2, 2019 - NUCA ANNOUNCES REPRESENTATION AND ADVOCACY PARTNERSHIP WITH WYMAN ASSOCIATES
July 3, 2019 - NUCA ANNOUNCES INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER