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PACA Conveyor – Week of December 10, 2020
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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
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
PACA Chair Nominates & Board Elects New Executive Committee
According to the PACA Bylaws, “[t]he Executive Committee shall consist of the Chairperson of the Association and a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of six (6) additional members of the Board of Directors and shall be elected for a one-year term by the Directors at their annual meeting (Article IX, Section 2).”

Chair Bob Housel, nominated and the PACA Board of Directors elected the following Executive Committee members:

Voting Members

Robert Housel, Maters RMC, Inc.

Jeff Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

Jamie Stilley, Amerikohl Aggregates, Inc.

Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.Eric Nicholson, Centre Concrete Company

Mark Carroll, Allan Myers

Terry Crispell, Lehigh Cement Company


Mike Hawbaker, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

Travis Rohrer, Rohrer’s Incorporated

Congratulations to all!
Next PACA Members Forum Agenda Announced
We are pleased to announce the next guest speaker and agenda for this Tuesday's Members Forum webinar:

PACA Members Forum Webinar

December 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am

  • Welcome & Review of Antitrust Statement.
  • Featured Speaker: Nolan Ritchie, M.P.A.; Executive Director, PA Senate Transportation Committee
  • Regulatory. Josie Gaskey
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Particulate Matter
  • NIOSH Examiner Software
  • MSHA Safety Alert
  • Legislative Affairs. Hank Butler
  • Member Services. Kallie Kline
  • Technical Services. Jim Casilio, P.E.
  • PennDOT eTicketing December 14 Webinar Recap
  • Open Q & A. All
  • Adjournment
Next Members Forum Webinar: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 11 am.

See more information on the guest speaker in the article below.
RMC Foundation To Be Highlighted at January 12 Members Forum Webinar
Julie Garbini, Executive Director of the RMC Research & Education Foundation, will address the January 12, 2021 Members Forum webinar and provide timely updates on the work of the Foundation.

RMC Research & Education Foundation 2020 highlights include:

Future deliverables from the Foundation include:

  • Physical and Chemical Factors Controlling pH and Alkalinity of Recycled Concrete Aggregate (RCA) Leachate;
  • Development of a Concrete Strength Model to Optimize Concrete Mixtures;
  • Improving Specifications to Resist Frost Damage in Modern Concrete Mixtures;
  • Improving Concrete Durability;
  • Simple and Non-Destructive Evaluation Method to Achieve High-Quality Pervious Concrete Pavement Installations;
  • Thermal Performance Comparison Between ICF and Wood/Steel Frame Assemblies for Both Heating and Cooling; and
  • Minimum Design Requirements for Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) Wall Systems.
If you are interested in supporting the RMC Research & Education Foundation’s efforts, please note that the CARES Act included a provision for 2020 where up to $250 donated to a 501(c)3 organization, such as the RMC Research & Education Foundation, is tax deductible even if you choose to take the Standard Deduction rather than itemizing your deductions. You can find a variety of ways to support the Foundation right from its homepage.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
EPA Retains NAAQS for Particulate Matter
On December 7, 2020, EPA announced it would retain, without revision, the existing primary (health-based) and secondary (welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter. This undoubtedly will generate some future legal opposition by the green industry. This link is to the pre-publication version of EPA’s final action regarding their thinking behind this action. Official publication in the Federal Register is scheduled for January 20, 2021.

Currently, the EPA has primary and secondary standards for PM2.5 (annual average standards with levels of 12.0 µg/m3 and 15.0 µg/m3, respectively, as well as 24-hour standards with 98th percentile forms and levels of 35 µg/m3) and PM10 (24-hour standards with one-expected exceedance forms and levels of 150 µg/m3).

Making these standards more stringent typically translates into stricter permitting limits when industries want to site or expand.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
CDC Quarantine Update
Quarantine is intended to reduce the risk that infected persons might unknowingly transmit infection to others. The CDC had, until recently, recommended a quarantine period of 14 days. Their recommendation for the 14-day quarantine was based on estimates of the upper bounds of the COVID-19 incubation period. This 14-day option provides the maximum risk reduction of post-quarantine transmission. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the CDC has indicated the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives.

Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.

With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 1 – 10 percent.

When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7, if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

With this strategy, residual post-quarantine transmission risk is estimated to be about 5 – 12 percent.

In both cases, symptom monitoring and masking through Day 14 must be continued.

If you wish to read the science and background behind the CDC’s thinking, see this link.

Should you need further information, contact Josie Gaskey.
Technical News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
PACA To Host Statewide e-Tickecting Webinar for PennDOT and Industry
We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a statewide webinar on the upcoming e-Ticketing specification for all PennDOT and Industry personnel, Monday December 14th at 1:00 pm.

This initiative will affect all customer service, accounting, IT, delivery, and weighmasters within your company. This webinar will be an opportunity for all those within your company to hear about this specification and deployment plan directly from those who are working on e-Ticketing for the Department.

We encourage you to share the invitation below with all those within your company who work daily to provide construction materials to PennDOT.

PennDOT’s e-Ticketing Specification & Pilot Projects Deployment Webinar

Please join PennDOT's e-Ticketing workgroup for an overview of the Department’s e-Ticketing Special Provision for material deliveries to PennDOT projects. The Department will be piloting e-Ticketing during the 2021 construction season for aggregate, asphalt, and concrete. Maintenance operations will include aggregate, asphalt, concrete, liquid asphalt and salt. Also included will be a high-level overview of the Department’s mobile application proof of concept.

All Department and Industry personnel are invited to attend and learn more about this new initiative directly from members of this workgroup.

Please register for PennDOT’s e-Ticketing Specification & Pilot Projects Deployment Webinar on Dec 14, 2020 1:00 PM EST below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Advocacy News
As reported by Peter Vlahos, PACA's President.
Advocacy News
Tell Senator Toomey and Senator Casey to Help PennDOT NOW!
The time is NOW for the US Senate to support all DOTs by delivering the $37 billion dollars requested by AASHTO – the national associations of state DOTs.

We felt the impact earlier this week when PennDOT threatened to shut down over 600 projects due to cashflow challenges.

It is the right time for Congress to deliver funding to our roads and bridges.
Member Shout Out
Member Shout Out
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Member Shout Out
CarbonCure Becomes New PACA Member Thanks to Conewago Ready Mix
We wish to extend a special thanks to Jason Blase of Conewago Ready Mix. Jason spent some time marketing the benefits of PACA to potential Associate Member company, CarbonCure. Because of Jason's influence, this company will be joining PACA as a new member in 2021. Thank you, Jason!

PACA asks our membership to please serve as membership ambassadors and encourage your products/services providers to join the Association. For a complete list of our current Associate Members, please contact Kallie Kline.
Job Postings
Job Postings
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Job Postings
Lehigh Hanson Seeks Quality Control Manager
Lehigh Hanson seeks a Quality Control Manager role to be based in Allentown, PA. The QC Manager reports directly to the Vice President/General Manager of Eastern/Central PA.

This position is responsible for the quality control function for various aggregate, HMA plants, and HMA paving crews and oversees testing methodology and provides feedback to various departments to increase product quality.
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.
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