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PACA Conveyor – Week of November 1, 2018
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Room Block at Hotel Hershey to Close Today - Sponsorship Opportunities Close Tomorrow
It's not too late to register to attend the PACA Annual Meeting! But... it may be hard to get a room at the Hotel Hershey after today, so HURRY and make your room reservation today before the block closes at day's end.

Last call to sponsor the Annual Meeting is tomorrow to meet printing deadlines. Don't miss out on a great marketing opportunity in front of 245+ people (and growing...)!
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Excellence in Concrete Award Winners Announced
We are pleased to announce our 2018 Excellence in Concrete Project of The Year winners. Both winners are in the Commercial category. One winner for Pavement/Structures and one winner for Buildings. Listed in that order they are:

  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. - SR 2019 Section 20D
  • Hanson Ready Mix, Inc. - Carnegie Mellon University Tepper Quad
These outstanding projects were selected among entries from Central Builders Supply, Delaware Valley Concrete, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., and Hanson Ready Mix Inc.. We thank all the companies that provided us with projects to review. More detailed information on the winning projects will be presented during the PACA Honors program that will be conducted during our Annual Meeting in Hershey. Join us at the Annual Meeting to recognize the outstanding work of your fellow PACA members.

Past award winners can be found by visiting our website.
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PACA Proundly Presents the 2018 Class of the Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame
It is our extreme pleasure to present this year's distinguished inductees into PACA's Ambassadors of the Industry. These six individuals were nominated by representatives from their companies. Each has shown exemplary service to their companies, their colleagues and peers, and the industry as a whole. We will celebrate them during our Honors Program at this year's Annual Meeting in Hershey on Tuesday, November 13th.

Congratulations to:

Mark Checchia, Delaware Valley Concrete Co., Inc.

William "Bill" Clark, Delaware Valley Concrete Co., Inc.

Linn "Butch" Derr, Union Quarries, Inc.

Dino Faiola, Pennsy Supply, Inc.

Dan Foley, BASF Construction Chemicals

Brenda Porter, Delaware Valley Concrete Co., Inc.

Congratulations to all and we hope that you will join us at the Annual Meeting to help us honor them.

Check out the past inductees on our website.
Wish to Be Honored and Recognized at the PACA Annual Meeting?
PACA is finalizing the agenda for our Honors Program at this year's Annual Meeting. The Honors Program will highlight and recognize outstanding achievements by our member companies from our national partners - NRMCA, NSSGA or PCA. If your company has been honored by these national groups and you wish to be recognized at the PACA Annual Meeting, please contact Kallie Kline by no later than Tuesday, November 6th.
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In Memoriam
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of the synagogue tragedy in Pittsburgh this past weekend. May all come together to heal in this time of need.
Advocacy News
Election Day
It's Time to Choose Our Leaders on Election Day!
** Article provided by Hank Butler, PACA's Lobbyist

Tuesday, November 6th, Pennsylvania’s registered voters will be going to the polls to vote for their choice of representation in the upcoming legislative sessions in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.

This Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters will decide their candidate for the following seats of representation:

  • U.S. Senate (1 seat)

  • U.S. Congress
  • Pennsylvania Governor/ Lt. Governor

  • Pennsylvania Senate (1/2 seats)

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Voter turnout is important and imperative


Please take the time and:

  • Know the issues important to you, your family, your interests, and your community

  • Learn the candidates’ position on these issues of importance

  • Vote Smart this Tuesday - November 6th
  • Be Involved and voice your support for the issues important to you
Vote for the candidate who best represents you, your family, your interests, and your community


If you have any questions, please either call Hank Butler at 717.330.4574 (cell).
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
Federal Unified Agenda Outlines Upcoming Agency Actions
The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual "regulatory flexibility agendas" describing regulatory actions they are developing that will have significant effects on businesses and other entities.

The Unified Agenda (Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions), published in the fall and spring, is the document that agencies use to fulfill all of these requirements. All federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their regulatory agendas as part of this publication, and this fall's version contains the Regulatory Plans of 28 Federal agencies and 66 Federal agency regulatory agendas.

Included are ongoing and proposed actions by agencies such as OSHA, MSHA, EPA, Department of Labor, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Should you have specific questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
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OSHA Thinking About Revisions To Table 1 of Silica Rule
Last week, the federal Unified Agenda of Regulatory Actions was released. Among the various actions identified by federal agencies, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is contemplating revisionsto its silica standard for the construction industry.OSHA has issued a request for information on the effectiveness of control measures not currently included for tasks and tools listed in Table 1 of the Silica Rule, along with

information on the effectiveness of dust control methods in limiting worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica when performing those operations.

The silica request for information item is listed as being in the pre-rule stage, with information due to OSHA by December 2018.
Safety & Health News
OSHA Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2018. The rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations usually do not vary much from year to year, however, No. 10 on this year’s list, “Eye and Face Protection” (see OSHA Standard 1926.102), was not on the 2017 list.

The Top 10 for FY 2018 are:

  1. Fall Protection – General Requirements
  2. Hazard Communication
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory Protection
  5. Lockout/Tagout
  6. Ladders
  7. Powered Industrial Trucks
  8. Fall Protection – Training Requirements
  9. Machine Guarding
  10. Eye and Face Protection
Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Safety & Health News
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PACA Wishes to Thank our 2018 Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you to the above companies for their support this year.
PACA Events Calendar
PACA Events Calendar
2019 PACA Events Calendar - Additional Items Being Added
Continue to check our events calendar on our website for upcoming events, registration links, regional mixers, and more!