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PACA Conveyor – Week of April 18, 2019
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2. Promotion News
3. Environmental News
4. PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
5. Job Postings
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
What's Coming Up for PACA Members
Upcoming Events:

  • June 4 - Superintendents Education Workshop & Quarry Tour - REGISTER
  • June 22-25, 2019 - Summer Summit with Golf Outing/Sporting Clays Tournament - REGISTER

Check out these events and SO MUCH MORE in our online calendar.
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Sporting Clays Tournament in the Lehigh Valley - Join Us!
Have you heard the news? PACA's next regional networking event will be in the Lehigh Valley.

Any and all PACA members are invited to join us for a sporting clays tournament and dinner on May 2nd at the Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. Dinner will immediately following just down the road at Grumpy's BBQ. Attend BOTH events or just the sporting clays tournament or just the dinner - whatever works best for your schedule! Registration fees vary depending on attendance, gun rental needs, etc.

HURRY to register so that teams may be formed and submitted to Lehigh Valley!
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May 4th will be here before you know it and that's is a BIG day in the ready mixed concrete industry - it's RODEO DAY! The Pennsylvania Mixer Driver Rodeo Championship will be held in Pleasant Gap, PA. Sponsorships are at an all time high, 31 drivers representing 10 companies will be competing to the be the state champ, volunteers are making the day happen - it's going to be HUGE! Thank you to all who have sponsored and entered your drivers in this year's rodeo.

Don't know what a mixer driver rodeo is all about? You can learn more by checking out the rodeo Facebook page or by watching the video from last year's event.

As a reminder, trucks are being provided and drivers may choose from various models they are most comfortable with, but absolutely NO driver will be driving his/her own, daily use truck. AND, (pending NRMCA membership status), the winning driver and a guest will receive AN ALL EXPENSE PAID trip to Kissimmee, FL to be the Pennsylvania representative competing in NRMCA's National Rodeo Championship.

Sounds like a pretty AWESOME way to highlight your driver, add to your company pride and thank your driver for all the hardwork they do! BUT, tomorrow is the LAST DAY to register up to four (4) drivers from your company - SO HURRY!

Best of all - all in the industry are invited to come out and watch this exciting event. There will be kids activities, food vendors, and exciting challenges like the closest to the curb, tighest turn, backing bullseye, basketball and bowling competitions and MORE!


9:00 AM - Volunteer arrival

9:30 AM - Registration Opens for Drivers

10:20 AM - Walk Through and Challenge Explanation for Drivers

11:00 AM - Rodeo Start Time


Centre County Emergency Services

391 N. Harrison Road

Pleasant Gap, PA 16823
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Thank you to Our 2020 Corporate Sponsors!
PACA wishes to thank our 2020 Corporate Sponsors for their continuing support this year!

  • ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
  • Babst Calland
  • Burch Materials & Supplies
  • Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Equipment Corporation
  • Conviber, Inc.
  • Hoyt Wire Cloth/Lumsden Corp.
  • Kemper Equipment, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.
  • Mellott Company
  • Murrysville Machinery Co. LLC
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Networking! Beautiful Setting! Great Speakers! Golf! Sporting Clays! Gemstone Panning! It's TIME to REGISTER for the PACA Summer Summit!
Networking - CHECK! Beautiful Setting - CHECK! Great Speakers - CHECK! Golf - CHECK! Sporting Clays - CHECK! Cave Tour with Gemstone Panning - CHECK! Sponsorship Opportunities to Market Your Company - CHECK! Terrific Spa - CHECK! The PACA Summer Summit has it all!

We will once again head to the beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Spa in Farmington, PA, for the PACA Summer Summit, Golf Outing and Sporting Clays Tournament. This year's event will feature speakers such as Greg Coker and Haydn Shaw. All will come together to meet each others' families, network, and spend quality time on the rooftop of Nemacolin Resort looking out over the lovely countryside on Sunday evening. Monday, after listening to our amazing speakers, one may choose to golf, shoot sporting clays, take a tour of Laurel Caverns and do some gemstone panning or just enjoy all the resort has to offer. Monday evening, we will meet up at the Adventure Center for dinner - followed by fun and games - bowling and table tennis competitions, Top Golf Simulator action - be a pro golfer, an NFL quarterback, a pro hockey goalie and more! (These activities are pending the purchase of sponsorships as they are not currently budgeted in the registration fee.)

Tuesday concludes with breakfast and our keynote speaker, Haydn Shaw.

BRING THE FAMILY! What a better way to mix and mingle than having your spouses meet and your kids playing together. The ultimate icebreaker!

But, about those hotel rooms - DON'T WAIT!! It is peak season at Nemacolin and there is ABSOLUTELY no guarantee of availability outside our designated room block. Once our block is filled, that's all she wrote, folks. SO, BOOK TODAY! Information on doing so is available via the button below.

We hope that you join us this year - our last year at Nemacolin - as next year, we move on to beach party fun at the Hyatt Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, MD.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Ready Mixed Concrete Production Statistics Updated Through December 2018
The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in December 2018 is 22.7 million cubic yards, 1.1% lower than that in December 2017. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2018 is 359 million cubic yards, 2.3% higher than that in 2017.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. More detail is available to NRMCA members, including production by state in 2018, here.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP Accepts Environmental Industry Cap and Trade Petition
We recently indicated to you that over 120 petitioners from the green environmentalist industry submitted a rulemaking petition to the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) to establish a market-based cap-and-trade greenhouse gas emission (GHG) reduction program that eliminates those emissions from all major sources and others by 2052, and pulling in the PA Constitution Environmental Rights Amendment. (PA's Environmental Rights Amendment was added to the PA Constitution in 1971.)The petitioners believe these reductions would put Pennsylvania on track to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals established by the most recent report of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change, which indicates reductions are necessary to avoid the worst impacts of climate disruption.

On April 16, 2019, after spirited discussion and several failed motions, the EQB voted 14-5 to accept the petition for study. DEP has indicated it will need six months to do the evaluation.Should you have any questions or comments, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
More DEP Permit Fee Increases

The April 13, 2019 PA Bulletin contains proposed significant increases in DEP Air Quality Permit Review fees. These fees will affect all who have air quality permits. Written comments are due by June 17, 2019 and DEP will be holding three public hearings as follows:

  • May 13, 2019 1 pm, DEP Southwest Regional Office, 400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh

  • May 15, 2019 1 pm, DEP Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street, Norristown

  • May 16, 2019 1 pm, DEP Southcentral Regional Office, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg

Additionally, there is a proposed new annual maintenance fee for both Title V and non-Title V permits, a new fee for asbestos notifications and an increase in the existing operating permit fees. Aside from the annual Consumer Price Index increase, DEP has not addressed the Title V per ton emission fee. Also added was a definition for ‘synthetic minor facility.’

This proposal does not impose an emission fee for carbon dioxide, even though it is classified as a ‘regulated pollutant’.

In response to questions from industry members of DEP’s Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee (AQTAC), DEP provided a weak, incomplete look at what the air program costs and failed to look at where costs could be made. They did not, by any means, perform a complete work analysis.

We will be working with the Chamber and others as appropriate on this issue and will be filing comments, not the least of which will be DEP’s lack of a comprehensive look at the air program and a comprehensive look at fees. Should you have any questions or comments, contact Josie Gaskey.

PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
Job Postings
Job Postings
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Job Postings
Post Your Employment Ads on PACA's Website
If you have a job posting you would like to add to our website, please contact Kallie Kline. This is a free service for all PACA member companies.
Job Postings
DEP Draft Integrated Assessment Report Released
Today, via the Water Resources Advisory Committee (WRAC) and news release, DEP announced the availability of the draft 2018 Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Report. This is a requirement of the federal Clean Water Act Sections 303(d) and 305(b). This report covers the current status of Pennsylvania's waters and summarizes various programs in place to protect and improve water quality and is prepared every two years. Comments are due June 4, 2019.

This report was due to EPA on April 1, 2018 and must be approved or disapproved by EPA.

In the past, this report was incredibly difficult to use. DEP has now gone to a digital, integrated format complete with an integrated report viewer to allow the public to better understand the information. The public is able to pull up any stream and see information regarding the status of a stream. This link indicates changes to streams from 2016 to 2018.

This will be published in the April 20, 2019 PA Bulletin, but is available now at the above links. More on this later, but in the meantime if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
PennDOT News
PennDOT News
PennDOT Asks For Your Input on Updated 2021 Twelve Year Program
The State Transportation Commission (STC) and its planning partners want your input as part of the process for the update of the 2021 Twelve Year Program. Your participation and feedback in this public outreach program is a very important part of their statewide transportation planning process.

The survey will be open until April 26, 2019. Also, please feel free to share the survey with others. PennDOT hopes to receive 5,000 responses to this survey.