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PACA Conveyor – Week of May 17, 2019
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1. PACA News
2. Safety & Health News
3. Environmental News
4. Promotion News
5. PACA: Building and Connecting Communities
6. Visit Our Corporate Sponsors at the Summer Summit!

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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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Summer Summit - Deadline Dates to Remember
Some important Summer Summit dates to keep in mind:

MOST IMPORTANT - ROOM BLOCK EXPIRATION - May 23rd - PLEASE book your rooms at Nemacolin Woodland Resort ASAP if you plan to attend the PACA Summer Summit. There is ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEE of room availability once the room block closes. Room quantities and types are limited.

June 2nd - Final date to register for the golf tournament / sporting clays tournament and/or to order PACA golf shirts (which are included with your golf / sporting clays registration fee) in order to receive them AT the Summer Summit.

June 7th - Discount registration fee expires.
Attention Superintendents! Join Us June 4th for an Education Workshop & Quarry Tour
Join us for our next education series targeting the superintendents of the industry for June 4, 2019, at the Allan Myers Materials Paradise Farmhouse Conference Center in Paradise, PA. Read more about it via the button below.

The education workshop features the following two presentations:

Introduction to MSHA - How to Manage Before, During and After an Inspection

By Michael Peelish, Law Office of Adele Abrams, PC

The instructor will take the audience through a journey of MSHA’s intended purpose which is to enforce the Mine Safety and Health Act. The presentation will address the responsibilities of the mine operator before an inspection occurs as required by the Mine Act; the authority of MSHA and the rights of the mine operator during an inspection; and the accountability that falls to the mine operator after an inspection if things are not right. We will explore how a mine operator can manage its business to eliminate potential compliance issues, and how to professionally manage the situation when MSHA does conduct its statutorily required inspections. The audience will be asked to participate by providing real life examples of situations they have encountered which will allow for discussion on applying the practices and techniques presented.

Material Spillage Panel Presentation

Presentation #1:

Reduction of Fugitive Material and Spillage

By Timothy Zalik, ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions

Presentation #2:

Canoe Liners

By Dax Michelena, Kemper Equipment, Inc.

Presentation #3:

All Aspects of Material Spillage from Transfers Point and Belt Conveyors

By Billy Tarver, Martin Engineering

Presentation #4:

Minimizing Spillage Via Use of Vibrating Screens

By Jay Carr, Burch Materials & Supplies

This event is limited to the first 20 superintendents (only) to register. Cost is $95 per person. Others will be added to a waiting list as openings occur.

Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
Trenching Safety OSHA Priority Goal
Trenching and excavation is a Priority Goal for OSHA. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, from 2011 to 2016, 130 people across the U.S. have died as a result of trenching or excavating, with the majority occurring during 2015 and 2016.

More information on OSHA’s Slope It. Shore It. Shield It. campaign can be found below.

OSHA indicates to prevent accidents:

  • SLOPE or bench trench walls

  • SHORE trench walls with supports, or

  • SHIELD trench walls with trench boxes.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
New WOTUS Timeline
EPA is indicating it still intends to finish up both the step one and step two of the proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rulemaking by the end of the year.

EPA had planned to finalize the proposed rulemaking by September. However, as of May 14th, 613,279 comments on the proposed rulemaking had been received. EPA's timeframe may need to be adjusted.

Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Ready Mixed Concrete Production Statistics Updated Through February 2019
The estimated ready mixed concrete produced in February 2019 is 21 million cubic yards, 2% lower than that in February 2018. The estimated production in the U.S. for 2019 through February is 44 million cubic yards, 4.7% higher than that during the same period in 2018.

Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments reported by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Promotion News
New Blog Posts Added to
We have added several new posts to the blog page of our website. The topics include using recycled aggregate, concrete pavement bases, self-consolidating concrete, lightweight concrete, concrete for interior designs, and 3D Printed Concrete.

The link to each of the blogs is provided below. Please share them with your customers and use them in your marketing efforts.

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3D Printed Concrete

Concrete for Interior Designs

Lightweight Concrete

Self-Consolidating Concrete

Concrete Pavement Bases

Recycled Concrete Aggregates

Is there a subject you would like to see us address in our blog? Please contact Ken and let him know.
PACA: Building and Connecting Communities
Visit Our Corporate Sponsors at the Summer Summit!
Visit Our Corporate Sponsors at the Summer Summit!
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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