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PACA Conveyor – Week of July 8, 2021
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PACA wishes to thank our 2024 Corporate Sponsors for their generous support and commitment this year!
Association News
As reported by Peter Vlahos, PACA's President.
Association News
Board Approves Amended Antitrust Statement & Confidentiality Policy
The Board of Directors approved at their June meeting an amended version of the PACA Antitrust Compliance Policies and Procedures and added the Confidentiality Policy as part of our ongoing effort to strengthen our Association's governance policies and procedures. We strongly recommend that you review both documents at your convenience and you will be seeing them circulated at all of our in-person and online meetings moving forward.

Also, the official producer representatives will be receiving a ballot shortly amending the Association's Bylaws as part of that same effort.

Please don't hesitate to contact Peter Vlahos with any questions.
Association News
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PACA Board and Associate Board Seek Candidates for 2022 Election
Both the PACA Board of Directors and the Associate Board of Directors are seeking candidates for the 2022 election for a 3-year term from 2023 to 2025. Interested candidates should email their interest and qualifications to the appropriate staff liaison.

The PACA Board is open to any member producer of concrete, aggregates and/or cement only. The Associate Board is open to any supplier business partner that is a member of PACA.

Please note that the PACA bylaws state "one company, one vote," therefore if there is a representative from your corporate entity currently sitting on the either board, another candidate is ineligible to serve.

Deadline is August 26th to respond.

For the PACA Board, please send your nomination interest to Peter Vlahos.

For the Associate Board, please email Kallie Kline.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
Gibraltar Rock Quarry Court Decision
In a decision filed made June 30th, 2021, by the PA Commonwealth Court in the Gibraltor Rock v. PA DEP case, the Court indicated that the Environmental Hearing Board (EHB) made an error when they linked Gibraltor’s ability to quarry with DEP’s efforts in a hazardous waste cleanup on an adjacent property in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, reversing the EHB’s decision.

Judge Leavitt wrote the opinion reversing the EHB’s actions and directing that the matter be remanded to DEP to determine what Gibraltar Rock must do to renew its noncoal permit.

The EHB will most likely post an order that complies with the Court opinion within a month or so. DEP will need to do a correction letter addressing information that has arisen and possibly additional information. The EHB's order will provide the starting point for DEP's review. Critical is how the Court interpreted potential for pollution.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
Spotted Lanternfly Update
The PA Department of Agriculture will be using a dog to sniff out spotted lanternflies, which can cause significant damage to portions of the agricultural industry. Currently, 34 of the 67 counties are now under a lanternfly-related quarantine. This website gives you all the info you need including a map of infected counties, FAQs and required permit information.
Event News
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Event News
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Concrete Award Nominations, Hall of Fame Nominations & Honors Program Submissions Due September 23rd
It's time to think AWARDS as the PACA Annual Meeting and Honors Program is closing in.

Excellence in Concrete Recognition Awards

During the Honors Program, PACA bestows the Association’s Excellence in Concrete Recognition Awards to those outstanding projects that highlight what makes this industry great. The Recognition Awards honor those projects that show superiority and distinction in the areas of commercial, residential, decorative projects and/or other projects, companies or people of note in Pennsylvania.

The guidelines for nomination eligibility for these awards are available here. In order to be considered for the concrete awards, please submit all required materials to Ken Crank by no later than September 23rd.

Hardcopies should be sent to PACA, 2040 Linglestown Road, Ste. 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame

The workers of the aggregates, concrete and cement industries in Pennsylvania have helped to make our state what it is today! The PACA Hall of Fame was established in 2000 to recognize outstanding individuals in the industry for their outstanding achievements and their contributions to their country, their community, their company and/or the industry as a whole.

Nominees may be recognized by their companies or peers for significant contributions including, but not necessarily limited to, loyalty to a company through long term employment, leadership, safety, ingenuity, service to the community, service to their country, and/or stewardship to the environment.

Nomination criteria/submission information is available here. Nominate an outstanding employee today by completing the nomination information and returning it to Kallie Kline by no later September 23rd.

Honors Program Recognition

While the Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame and the Excellence in Concrete Awards mentioned above have been a part of the PACA Honors Program for many years - it was greatly expanded in 2018. This enhanced program is an honored and cherished portion of the Annual Meeting in Hershey and we would value the opportunity to highlight your and/or your company's accomplishments at the meeting.

Honors may include the aforementioned PACA Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame and the Excellence in Concrete Recognition Awards, as well as, national award recognition, and any other special acknowledgements that your company or an employee of your company has received and you would like highlighted in front of your industry peers.

If you company or an employee of your company has received any special recognitions that you would like the industry to be aware of, please contact Kallie Kline to be included in the Annual Meeting Honors Program by September 23rd.
Event News
PACA Events Calendar - Don't Miss the Best of the Best in Education, Networking & More!
Continue to check out our events calendar online as more and more events, webinars, meetings, networking opportunities, etc. are being added all the time!
Event News
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