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PACA Conveyor – Week of March 21, 2019
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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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Next Regional Networking Event - Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays / Happy Hour Event
Join us for one or join us for all - you choose - for our next regional networking event, this time in the Lehigh Valley on May 2, 2019.

The day will begin with a sporting clays outing beginning at 2:30 PM at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays. Immediately following, just down the street, we will hold an evening happy hour with dinner at Grumpy's Roadhouse BBQ beginning at 5:00 PM. Come to either the outing or the happy hour or, better yet, BOTH. Registration fees vary depending on attendance and gun rental needs.
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Pennsylvania Championship Could Pave the Way to Florida National Championship
READY MIX DRIVERS WANTED! UPDATE - Now you may register up to FOUR (4) of your drivers for the Pennsylvania Mixer Driver Rodeo Championship! AND - the best part - YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR OWN TRUCKS! Trucks will be available - both front and rear discharge available. Trucks are provided by Boger Concrete, Oshkosh/McNeilus and Terex Advance.

The undisputed, single biggest problem that face those of us in the ready-mixed concrete industry today is finding and keeping good employees, especially drivers.

Given that fact, it is a large contradiction that we do not support an opportunity to recognize our people.

The opportunity that the Pennsylvania Mixer Driver Rodeo Championship presents is a unique occasion to acknowledge our mixer truck drivers, build loyalty and respect, and in return demonstrate to them the loyalty and respect that we wish them to show to our companies.

The Pennsylvania Mixer Driver Rodeo Championship has been built by the work of just a few companies and one in company in particular. It is now way past the time for the rest of Pennsylvania’s concrete producers to step up.

The Pennsylvania mixer truck rodeo needs your support, and as always, the people you work with need and want the recognition they deserve.

What to do:

  1. Register your drivers for this event – two to four drivers is the best return for your company.

  2. Have others from your company plan to attend to help out and enjoy the day.

  3. If you still are hesitant to register any of your drivers, please send a check between $100 -$500 to support the people that work hard for us and our industry every day.
It is important that you register your drivers NOW to allow time to make proper preparations for each driver. April 5th is the registration deadline with April 19th being the final cut-off. Late fees apply after April 5.

Drivers will navigate through a course of various challenges to show off their exceptional driving skills. And, the winner of this year's rodeo, on top of all the wonderful prizes received the day of the rodeo, will receive an all-expense paid trip for themselves and a guest to Kissimmee, FL, where he/she will participate in the NRMCA's National Truck Rodeo Championship (driver's company must be an NRMCA member to qualify).

Drivers, bring your family and make a day of it - food trucks available, children's activities, and more! Industry colleagues, bring your families and cheer on your favorite driver.

Sponsorships available. Thank you to the current rodeo sponsors to date:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Centre Concrete Company
  • Keystone Cement Company
  • Lehigh Cement Company
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
Silver Sponsors

  • Masters Ready Mixed Concrete
  • LafargeHolcim
  • Shumaker Industries
Bronze Sponsors

  • Argos Cement
  • FORTA Corporation
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
Noncoal Mining Permit Fees Formally Approved by IRRC
On March 21, 2019, the Independent Regulatory Review Committee (IRCC) formally approved by a 5-0 vote the noncoal mining fees. As we’ve indicated previously, these fees will take effect beginning January 1, 2020.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.

Environmental News
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone Expanded to Dauphin County
Several years ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (DOA) issued the first quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly due to its potential to decimate grapes, tree fruit, plant nursery and the timber industries. This quarantine has been expanded and just recently, Dauphin County has been added to the counties already quarantined.

If your business moves products within and outside the quarantine zone, you are required to get a permit for each vehicle. This can be done online here. You can have one person in your company take the training and then train the rest of your company employees. You will need to identify, once you pass the course, the total number of vehicles which will need permits. These permits will need to be in all your vehicles at all times.

As part of the Spotted Lanternfly quarantine agreement, beginning May 1, 2019, the Department’s Bureau of Plant Industry will begin to perform inspections and verification checks to confirm that businesses are properly permitted. Failure to take the permit exam and educate employees could result in possible penalties and fines.

If you are a homeowner in this quarantined area, you can find information, including spray controls, here.

DOA is holding a free webinar tomorrow from 1-2 p.m. Register here.

If you have any questions or run into any challenges, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
ORSANCO Proposing Revisions to Regulations
ORSANCO (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission) was formed in 1948 and involves Ohio and seven other states in the Ohio River's watershed. ORSANCO began even before EPA or the federal Clean Water Act. Their purpose is to provide an "additional layer of protection for the Ohio River by setting recommended standards on pollutants."ORSANCO has released revisions to their regulations. See marked up copy here. Comments are due April 15.

There will be public hearings:

  • Pittsburgh, April 1, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Eastern Time)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh – Green Tree, Duquesne meeting room

    500 Mansfield Avenue

    Pittsburgh PA 15205

  • Evansville, April 4, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm (Central Time)

    Tropicana Evansville, Walnut B meeting room

    421 NW Riverside Drive

    Evansville, IN 47708

  • Cincinnati, April 8, 2019, 6:00 pm-8:00pm (Eastern Time)

    Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, Kenton meeting room

    1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard

    Erlanger, KY 41018

Written comments can be submitted by mail to ORSANCO, 5735 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45230, Attn: PCS Comments, or emailed to [email protected].

The next ORSANCO meeting is June 4-6 in Richmond, Virginia.Contact Josie Gaskey if you have any questions or comments.
PennDOT News
PennDOT News
Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Review Updated Transportation Performance Report, Provide Feedback and Register for Online Public Meeting
Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state's efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation, and accountability by way of the 2019 Transportation Performance Report, viewable at

Residents are also encouraged to visit the website to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for an interactive online public meeting to be held on March 20.

"This report is a true reflection of the department's focus on safety," PennDOT Secretary and State Transportation Commission (STC) Chairwoman Leslie S. Richards said. "We ask the public to review the report and share their input during our open public comment period March 11 through April 26."

The biennial report is a combined effort of the STC, the State Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and PennDOT. The report is the first step in the state's transportation program planning process and helps to evaluate the system's performance and opportunities for progress. Public input is also a vital part of the process to develop the commonwealth's blueprint of prioritized transportation projects - the Twelve Year Transportation Program.

The online public meeting will be held from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Wednesday, March 20. During the live online meeting, Richards will provide an update on the Transportation Performance Report and the public comment period. Richards will answer questions submitted before and during the meeting.

Questions may be submitted in advance to [email protected].

Through April 26, the public can also submit feedback by taking the survey online at, emailing [email protected], or calling 717-783-2262, 7:30 AM - 4 PM to request a printed survey copy.

"Our customers are encouraged to join us in the planning process," Richards said. "These online tools allow citizens to provide input and feedback to us at their convenience."

The 2019 report rated most focus areas, in safety, mobility and accountability, as as good or marginal showing that opportunities for improvement exist in areas such as older driver fatalities. The state's preservation focus areas, such as state bridge conditions, continue to improve with PennDOT's Rapid Bridge Replacement project.

Accompanying the release of the 2019 Transportation Performance Report is the Risks to Transportation Funding Report. This report identifies $18.5 billion transportation funds at risk over the next 12 years. This report can also be viewed at,

The 2019 Transportation Performance report will continue to be updated every two years. The 15-member STC includes the Transportation Secretary, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees. The TAC is a 30-member body that assists the state Transportation Secretary and STC.
PennDOT News
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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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