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Author: National Utility Contractors Association

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The official podcast of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA).
24 Episodes
NUCA’s VP of government affairs Zack Perconti talks about the utility construction industry’s State Revolving Fund resources and its chances to survive intact in the FY2024 funding battle in Congress. He also discusses in detail with Dig This! host Bob Baylor NUCA’s advocacy agenda across 2024 and the upcoming elections for control of Congress.
Our newest Dig This! podcast talks to the executive director of the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), Ms. Sonya Bohmann. She talks about what employers can do to help employees exhibiting signs of mental struggles. The Alliance's website can be found at Check out this and all Dig This! episodes here or via your favorite podcast platform.
Jim Messina from NUCA WINS and Compatica, and Bob discuss the newly updated version of NUCA WINS, the industry's top damage reporting app. Version 3.0 offers several enhanced features, with Jim discussing its ROI for users. Learn more at and
Our latest Dig This! podcast is Part 2 of our discussion with Bill Schultz, president of Schultz Construction in Ballston Spa, New York. This episode digs in to details of how Schultz Construction created their unique culture of safety, core values, and what that means to Bill and his company. Check out this and all Dig This! episodes here or via your favorite podcast platform. Miss Part 1? Listen to it here.
Our latest Dig This! podcast features Bill Schultz, president of Schultz Construction in Ballston Spa, New York. We discuss his company's unique journey to creating a strong safety culture in his company. It's a two-part podcast, so please stay tuned to Part II coming next month. Check out this and all Dig This! episodes here or via your favorite podcast platform.
Bob and Natalie discuss the first graduating class and future of the Workforce Development Academy, a heavy equipment operation training course created by the NUCA of Middle Tennessee Chapter.
Bob and Kirk discuss the importance of a company wide safety culture - particularly on the jobsite, NUCA training programs, NUCA STAR, and other new NUCA Safety programs coming your way.
Jim Messina, from NUCA WINS and Compatica, and Bob discuss NUCA's reporting app, NUCA WINS, its ability to streamline your reporting processes, its many useful features, its ROI (which could pay for the cost of the app itself), and more regarding this incredible tool exclusively available for NUCA members. Learn more at and
NUCA Chairman Ryan Kinning sits down with Dig This’s host Bob and reflects on his last year as Chairman of the Board of NUCA, as well as his time serving in several NUCA leadership roles. Ryan discusses his big takeaways from his time at the top and looks to the future of NUCA and the industry.
Bob sits down and has an in depth conversation about the industry and safety with Walter Kusmenko, Field Health and Safety Supervisor of Montana Construction, Inc. a member of NUCA New Jersey.
Bob and Rob Krzys discuss the history of NUCA and Benjamin Media's long standing relationship, new technologies in safety and the industry, and more.
An in depth conversation about NUCA of Colorado's various very successful safety events with Executive Director Christine Barnes.
Our guests discuss their efforts in the realm of workforce development for the utility construction world.
On this episode we discuss some safety program best practices with Fehlinger's Bob Samanas and dig in to NUCA's new S.T.A.R. program.
This episode features interviews with NUCA Chairman of the Board Ryan Kinning and NUCA's 401k administrator and financial advisor Chris Price, CFP®, RICP®, ChFC®
This episode includes and interview with NUCA CEO Doug Carlson and one of NUCA's government affairs professionals, Zack Perconti from Wyman Associates.
This episode includes interviews with Mark Bridgers from Continuum Capital as he discusses the recent 811 study, and NUCA Member contractor Scot Hattenburg and his son Austin, from M&L Contracting out of Spokane, Washington.
NUCA's lobbyist and VP Government Affairs Zack Perconti delivers a thorough overview of the May 16-17 Washington Summit and details about the important issues our 100+ attendees will be discussing with their lawmakers (16:34).