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IAMU Electric Superintendent & Foreman's Meeting - Jan. 2020

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 2020 IAMU Electric Superintendent and Foreman’s Meeting.  The workshop is scheduled for January 15 – 17, 2020, at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.  This workshop is specifically designed to cover topics of interest to electric superintendents and foremen.

The 2020 meeting highlights include:

  1. Breaking the Cycle of At-Risk Behavior
  2. Tree Trimming Best Practices & Invasive Species
  3. Employee Safety
  4. Electric Vehicle, Solar Purchase & Power Agreements
  5. Energy Resilience Assessments
  6. IUB Electric Inspections
  7. Testing Meters & Verifying Meter Multipliers
  8. Billing Adjustments

Also returning is the Product Show & Reception.  Come socialize with fellow utility personnel and meet with exhibitors to see their latest products, technology, and services.  The reception will take place at the Holiday Inn Des Moines–Northwest.

Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn Des Moines–Northwest is the designated hotel for accommodations at this upcoming meeting.  The product show and reception will also take place here.  Please mention the Group Name - “IAMU Electric”, Group Code – “ARC” when booking.

The room rate is $87+tax per night.  Book early!  Reservation block deadline is January 1, 2020.

Holiday Inn Des Moines-Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Urbandale, IA  50322
Call (515) 278-4755

Registration & Cost

IAMU Members - $425
Non-Members - $480

Registration is open.  The registration deadline for the meeting is January 13, 2020.  For additional information in regards to the meeting, including full agenda and registration, please click HERE.

For questions about the workshop, please contact Jared Masker, IAMU Electric Services Coordinator at (800) 810-4268 or

Tags:  Electric  Superintendent and Foreman's Meeting 

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Donate $25 to MuniPAC and Get a Free RAYGUN T-shirt

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MuniPAC is a political action committee (PAC) that the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities (IAMU) formed to help strengthen Iowa’s community-owned nonprofit electric, gas, water, and communications utilities and municipalities by making contributions to the campaigns of political candidates who want to help municipalities and their utilities prosper.

Any donation is appreciated – no matter the size. We will combine your donation with those of others. If individuals from all Iowa municipalities and their utilities contributed something, imagine the collective impact the donations could have. For a $25 donation, you can select one of two RAYGUN utility-themed t-shirts. To learn more or to donate, click here.

MuniPAC is the easiest and most direct way for you to engage directly in the political process. When you give to MuniPAC, your contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference because we will combine your contribution with the contributions of many others. By working together, you and your municipal counterparts can have a much greater impact on legislation than if you tried to do it on your own.

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Gas Members: Don’t Forget to Register for the Gas Metering & Measurement Training Workshop

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The IAMU Gas Department and KGM will offer a one-day Gas Metering & Measurement Training Workshop. The class will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the IAMU Training and Office Complex.

This training opportunity is designed to provide natural gas personnel, regardless of experience, with a very specialized, in-depth training into natural gas metering and measurement. Proper natural gas measurement is critical to your utility’s success. Without the proper knowledge and understanding of natural gas measurement and measurement principles, your utility’s lost and unaccounted for gas may be inaccurate, you may receive customer complaints of “not enough gas” due to improper meter sizing, or you may be losing money due to inaccurate metering.

For more information or to register for the workshop, go to

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Hydrant/Valve Workshop & Plant Tour - Jan. 9, 2020

Posted By IAMU, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mark your calendars for the Hydrant / Valve Workshop and Plant Tour presented by Clow Valve Co.  This popular workshop and tour will take place Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Clow Foundry in Oskaloosa, Iowa.


The workshop will include training on hydrant/valve components, hydrant/valve disassembly, best practices, applications, and maintenance & repair.  A tour of the foundry and machine shop will also take place.


0.5 CEUs for Water Distribution will be available.


*This workshop is limited to 30 participants.* Space is limited.  Register early to reserve your spot.

 Workshop Location:

Clow Foundry

1607 17th Ave E

Oskaloosa, IA  52577



IAMU Members – FREE

NON-Members – $35 per person



For online registration and additional information, please click HERE.

*This workshop is limited to 30 participants.*



Contact Steve Marsh at (800) 810-4268 or

Tags:  CEUs  Clow Valve  Water 

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Chemical Exposure: A Surprising Factor in Hearing Loss

Posted By IAMU, Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Many chemicals can cause hearing loss, especially in loud work environments where chemicals can exacerbate the effects of noise. These chemicals are called ototoxic, which translates to “ear poison.” Ototoxic chemicals can enter the body in several ways, including skin absorption or inhalation. 

“This startling piece of safety information is not new,” EMC Senior Industrial Hygienist Kelsie Boorn says. “But it’s flown under the radar, and some details are still not fully understood.”

To learn more about chemical exposure and hearing loss, check out the EMC Loss Control Insights article.

Tags:  EMC  Insights 

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