FREE Continuing Education Offered To Members

The Contractors Association of Minnesota is happy to announce a FREE CE Class for CAM Members this year! Thank you to our sponsor MacArthur Company! Must register through CAM website to get this FREE benefit from your membership!

Tuesday – January 25th, 2022

Marriott Northwest – 7025 Northland Drive North – Minneapolis, MN – 55428

Click HERE For More Information And To Register!


CAM Announces Spring Conference 2022

The Contractors Association of Minnesota is happy to announce our Spring Conference WILL be happening in 2022! It has been almost 2 years since our last Spring Conference and we are all excited to finally engage with vendors, manufacturers and our industry peers again! We will have a great line-up of speakers with lunch served early and a Happy Hour to follow, so mark your calendars!

When: April 21st, 2022 from 11 am – 4 pm

Where: Canterbury Park – Shakopee, MN


Tracy Dahlin Announced As A Finalist for Finance and Commerce Top Women In Construction Award!

We are excited to announce that Tracy Dahlin, our Board Chairperson, has been selected as a finalist for Finance & Commerce Top Women in Construction Awards!  This is the 2nd year celebrating accomplished women in the construction industry from around Minnesota. All nominations were submitted by peers and supporters and an outside panel of judges selected a limited number of finalists in each of the following categories.

  • Industry Leadership
  • Outstanding Tradesperson/Craftswoman
  • Outstanding Project Management/Estimating
  • Companies to Watch
  • Professional Services
  • Outstanding Service to the Profession

Tracy and Iron River Construction were selected in the Companies to Watch category. Winners in each category will be announced at a Celebration of Women in Construction event at The Lumber Exchange on Wednesday, October 20.  A fun networking reception will begin at 5 pm with awards at 6:30.

As a finalist, Tracy will be profiled in the 2021 Top Women in Construction publication.  Here is a link to the website and video of the 2020 Top Women in Construction awards which was held virtually.

Please join us in congratulating Tracy and Iron River on their achievement and helping to continue lift up and improve our industry!


Registration For Xactimate / Insurance Class Now Open!

CAM is once again partnering with Xactware to hold a two day, Level 1 Xactimate training course with a focus specifically on exteriors. The curriculum is centered around Roofing, Siding and Windows. We are offering a 2 Day – Level 1 Xactimate class and we are also offering a bonus 3rd day of our “Utilizing Xactimate” class at a discount when combined with the Xactimate class. If you already took the level 1 class then consider just signing up for the Insurance class to learn how to get the most out of Xactimate!

Click HERE For More Information!


Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing

Trade Association Coalition Continues Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing
Data collection on this scale never previously attempted in the roofing industry

Washington, D.C. – July 16, 2021

Roofing professionals are invited to join industry trade associations representing contractors,
consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada in taking part in the new Quarterly Market
Index Survey for Reroofing.
The purpose of the survey is to take the pulse of the reroofing industry on a quarterly basis and
become a regular barometer of the industry’s business conditions. By asking a handful of business
questions and measuring responses across a number of demographics, the survey helps give an
indication of the reroofing market strength and trajectory.
During the previous survey timeframe that measured perceptions of business activity in 2021 Q1,
nearly 300 respondents completed the eight-question survey during a two-week period in April with
62% of responses coming from roofing contractors and 38% coming from roof consultants. The results
indicate generally improving market conditions for the roofing industry in the face of the global
COVID-19 pandemic.
The survey is an industry-wide effort to collect information about the reroofing market spearheaded
by a coalition of trade associations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association,
Canadian Roofing Contractors Association, Chemical Fabrics & Film Association Inc., EPDM Roofing
Association, International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, Metal Construction
Association, National Roofing Contractors Association, National Women in Roofing, Polyisocyanurate
Insulation Manufacturers Association, Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association and Single Ply
Roofing Industry.
The quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing is available at
Survey responses may be submitted Wednesday, July 7th through Monday, July 26th.

Members of the media with questions may contact representatives from any of the coalition members
or Ellen Thorp at


CCLD Summer Newsletter

Members –

Attached is the link to the latest Construction Code & Licensing Division (CCLD) quarterly newsletter.

 CCLD Summer Newsletter

While it is always a good idea to review what CCLD has to say, there is one provision that members must continually be aware of and vigilant when contracts are being signed by clients and contractors. The provision is a reminder that contractors are NOT allowed to pay deductibles and they MUST put the statutory provision in their contracts so clients understand that paying deductibles are illegal.  You can find a link to the statute here.

Please contact Lisa Frenette at if you need more information.


CAM Announces Golf Classic To Be Held May 20th, 2021

With uncertainty in restrictions and venue availability, CAM has moved our Golf tournament to the Spring this year to try and avoid any further disruptions to the event schedule. We will be playing Oak Marsh again this year as they do a fantastic job. We look forward to holding our 2021 Business Conference in the Fall and then getting back on track in 2022 with a Spring Conference 2022 and Fall Golf 2022. The Annual CAM Golf Classic will be held May 20th, 2021.

More Info Here!


News From The Capitol – Senate Denies Walz DLI Appointment

The Minnesota Senate refused to approve Governor Walz’s cabinet appointment to the Department of Labor and Industry.  The rejection of  Commissioner Leppink from the Department of Labor and Industry fell along party line.  Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka has accused Commissioner Leppink of being hostile to businesses through over regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is speculation that the Senate Republicans who are in the majority will continue to deny the approval of agency heads until the Governor gives up his executive powers on the pandemic.


Covid-19 Preparedness: Two More Webinars Added, Enforcement Date Extended

Two more construction webinars added, and Enforcement date extended until after July 10, 2020

To assist construction businesses in finalizing their COVID-19 Preparedness Plans, the Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has scheduled two additional webinars on July 7 and 8 to answer business’s questions so they can be confident the plans they have developed address the risks of COVID-19 transmission at their worksites.

Based on feedback received from the construction industry, the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements Guidance — Constructiondocument was revised and was re-posted on the Stay Safe MN website June 25.

Enforcement date extended

DLI will not take enforcement action until after July 10 against construction businesses for failure to complete a written COVID-19 Preparedness Plan.

Register for the webinars

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