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PACA Conveyor – Week of March 4, 2021
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1. PACA News
2. PACA Events Calendar
3. Promotion News
4. Technical News
5. Safety & Health News
6. PENNDOT News
7. COVID-19 Updates

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PACA News
PACA News
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Thank you to Our 2021 Corporate Sponsors!
PACA wishes to thank our 2021 Corporate Sponsors for their generous support and commitment this year!

  • ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
  • Babst Calland
  • Burch Materials & Supplies
  • Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.
  • Commonwealth Equipment Corporation
  • Continental Placer, Inc.
  • Conviber, Inc.
  • Kemper Equipment, Inc.
  • Master Builders Solutions
  • Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.
  • Mellott Company
  • Murrysville Machinery Co. LLC
Kallie
PACA Events Calendar
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
PACA Events Calendar
Upcoming PACA Members Forum Webinars and Speakers
Following is the schedule for the March webinar schedule (sponsored by Babst Calland).

Tuesday, March 9 - Guest speaker - Nick Troutman, Executive Director of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee serving Chairman Gene Yaw, active participant on the DEP Aggregate Advisory Board representing Chairman Yaw and a voting board member - Topic - Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Update - REGISTER for webinar

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - Guest speaker - Emily Coyner, Senior Director, Environmental Policy & Regulatory Affairs, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association - Topic - Presidential Transition and Its Impact on Environmental Policies - REGISTER for webinar
PACA Events Calendar
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Big News Coming on PACA's 2021 In-Person Events!
Join us for Tuesday's Members Forum webinar to learn more information on the future of PACA's live, in-person events - namely our Summer Summit and our Superintendent Workshop & Quarry Tour. Register for the webinar today!
Ken
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Webinar - Concrete Promotion in 2021 - Join Us!
Please join us for a brief webinar that will focus on concrete promotion and our efforts in 2021. Our featured speakers will be the new concrete promotion board Chairman Rory McCoy (Centre Concrete) and Jason Strohm (New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.) Both gentlemen will discuss the promotion resources available to our members, as well as, their personal insights regarding why they promote concrete for their organizations.

The event is scheduled to take place on March 19th from 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM. We hope you will take 30 minutes to learn how you can help your business and our industry.
Jim
Technical News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
PACA and PennDOT to Be Featured Presenters on Nationwide ASR Webinar
Jim Casilio will join PennDOT’s Pat Baer this coming Tuesday and present Pennsylvania’s experience in advancing ASR specification to a national audience during the CP Technology Center and ACPA’s - Technology Tuesday Webinar Program. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 2021 at 1:00 PM.

The webinar is entitled Advancements in Our Knowledge and Action to Control ASR in Concrete Pavements. Understanding emerging programs and initiatives to control ASR is a frontline topic for most road agencies, particularly those that have to address various salts from deicing to saltwater.

The presenters on the webinar are:

  • Dr. Larry Sutter, Michigan Tech University
  • Patricia Baer, PennDOT
  • Jim Casilio, Pennsylvania Aggregate & Concrete Association
Josie
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
NRMCA Monthly Safety Initiative Focuses on Hearing Protection - Application for All Industries
The NRMCA’s (National Ready Mixed Concrete Association) Monthly Safety Initiative this month is on hearing protection. While this was developed for ready mixed concrete members, we believe it has application to all areas of our industry and have attached the one-page document.

We encourage you to read and share with your colleagues, as you deem appropriate.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.

PENNDOT News
PENNDOT News
George McAuley, Jr. Passing a Great Loss
PennDOT Secretary Gramian has shared the following message on the unexpected passing of George McAuley, Jr., PennDOT Executive Deputy Secretary.

With a very heavy heart, I have sad news to share with you today. We have learned that Executive Deputy Secretary George McAuley passed away while on vacation. My heart breaks for his wife and his family.

This is a huge loss for all of us and the entire PennDOT family. Through more than 33 years of service to this department at many levels of the organization, George had a significant impact on all of us and the people of Pennsylvania. He was passionate about our mission, innovation, and about setting us on a positive course during these challenging times with an eye on the future.

I was one of the fortunate ones who worked very closely with him and we have all seen the results of his work and his principles throughout this organization.

More details will be forthcoming. Please keep his family, friends, and colleagues in your prayers during this difficult time.

George was a great friend of our industry and his leadership will be missed. We pray for his family, friends and colleagues during this difficult time. Rest in Peace!
COVID-19 Updates
COVID-19 Updates
Governor Wolf Eases Large Gathering & Out-of-State Travel COVID-19 Restrictions
Governor Wolf announced the easing of some restrictions on in-person gatherings and out-of-state travel. Here are a few articles explaining the changes:

  1. PennLive Article
  2. Governor's Press Release
  3. PA Department of Health FAQs
COVID-19 Updates
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