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PACA Conveyor – Week of November 21, 2018
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PACA Wishes to Thank our 2018 Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you to the above companies for their support this year.
Elections Held at the 2018 PACA Annual Meeting
Both the PACA Board of Directors and Associate Board of Directors held their annual elections at the Annual Meeting last week in Hershey. Voting delegates from all companies in attendance submitted their ballots and all nominees were unanimously elected.

Candidates elected to the PACA Board are:

2019-2020 (Two-Year Term)

Jeff Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

Paul Pepe, Keystone Cement Company

Greg Reshenberg, Stone & Company, Inc.

Rob Stewart, York Building Products Co., Inc.

2019-2020-2021 (Three-Year Term)

Christian Bononi, LafargeHolcim

John Kibblehouse, Jr., H&K Group

Jonathan Kolbe, Allegheny Mineral Corp.

Travis Rohrer, Rohrer's Incorporated

Walter Sjogren, WHIBCO, Inc.

Derek VanDerslice, Pennsy Supply, Inc., a CRH company

PACA's Board also approved their new leaders and Executive Committee members at the board meeting held on Monday, November 12th.

Leading the PACA Board is:

Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc. - Chair

Bob Housel, Masters Ready Mixed Concrete - Vice Chair

Jeff Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. - Secretary/Treasurer

Executive Committee members are:

Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.

Bob Housel, Masters Ready Mixed Concrete

Jeff Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

Eric Nicholson, Centre Concrete Company

Mike Hawbaker, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.

Terry Crispell, Lehigh Cement Company

Mark Carroll, Allan Myers Materials, Inc.

Jamie Stilley, Amerikohl Aggregates, Inc. (non-voting)

To see a complete list of PACA's Board of Directors, click here.

PACA's Associate Board also held their election for the 2019-2020-2021 term. The following have been elected to serve:

Steve Somerville, BASF Construction Chemicals

Greg Donecker, Kemper Equipment

Bob Braun, Airmatic Inc.

To view a full list of the Associate Board members, go here.

Congratulations to everyone who was elected at this year's meeting!
Young Leaders Development Group Elects New Leadership
The PACA Young Leaders Development Group (YLDG) recently held their leadership election. We thank our outgoing Chair, Carolyn Speicher of New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. and the outgoing Vice Chair, Rory McCoy, Centre Concrete Company, for their excellent service over the last two years.

And a big congratulations to our new leaders! Collin Bender, Conewago Ready Mix has been elected as the 2019 Chair of the YLDG and serving with him, will be his Vice Chair, Brianne Hastings, Civil & Environmental Consultants.

Staff will be working closely with them to plan the 2019 YLDG Conference, which will be held in October of next year in Pittsburgh.
Highlights from the PACA Annual Meeting in Hershey
267 PACA members came together in the sweetest place on Earth last week at the PACA Annual Meeting.

Keynote speaker Tom Ridge captivated the audience with his views on topics such as cyber security, the current political climate, and his time as Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security. His engaging presentation was "off the cuff" as they say and he spoke openly and frankly to the PACA members in Hershey. Many commented that Mr. Ridge was one of the best speakers they've seen at a PACA meeting.

Attendees had the opportunity to hear information on environmental litigation cases in 2018 by K&L Gates partner, Dave Raphael. Industry partners from PennDOT, DEP and MSHA also spoke to the PACA membership and provided answers to the excellent questions asked by our audience.

PACA's Associate members from seven companies were the inaugural speakers for the first ever opportunity to showcase their state-of-the art products at a PACA Annual Meeting during the New Innovations Marketplace presentations held during breakout sessions on Tuesday morning.

New this year was the PACA Honors Program which went far beyond the usual Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame inductions and Excellence in Concrete awards. This year, attendees applauded PACA members who received environmental, safety and quality awards from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. The winner of the 2018 PA Ready Mix Truck Rodeo Championship was highlighted, along with our outgoing Chair, Mark Snyder. Throughout 2019, if you personally or your company has an achievement that you would like celebrated at the 2019 Annual Meeting, contact Kallie Kline.

Attendees were also able to get some key networking time and have a little fun with their customers, colleagues and friends at this year's meeting thanks to our Rock Star sponsor, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Some rolled and enjoyed cigars. Others enjoyed some nice bourbon with their brand new glasses received for their contribution to the PACA-PAC. And others danced and sang along with the talents of the Dueling Pianos players in the ballroom. The brand new chef of the Hotel Hershey showcased his talents to our membership who was his first group dinner since coming on board at the hotel. The around the world buffet included Moroccan, Asian, American and Latin fares.

There is so much more that could be highlighted from this year's Annual Meeting, but it's also time to start your Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully, you had the opportunity to experience all this firsthand.... if not, better mark your calendar for next year and get to Hershey! Join us on November 18-19, 2019!
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
Bat Update
At the beginning of October, we indicated the PA Game Commission (PGC) board members had voted to revise 58 PA Code Sections 133.21 and 133.41 of the regulations to adjust Pennsylvania’s list of Threatened and Endangered species, including reclassifying three bats as Pennsylvania Endangered Species. These three species include the Northern Long-eared bat, the Tri-colored bat, and the Little Brown bat, all challenged by White-Nose Syndrome disease. The Northern Long-eared bat was listed as a federal threatened species in April 2015.

On November 17th, the PA Bulletin contained a notice officially proposing to revise the Commonwealth's threatened and endangered species list for the Northern Long-eared bat, the Little Brown bat and the Tri-colored bat, as well as the Peregrine Falcon, Piping Plover, and Red Knot.

Public comments are due January 25, 2019 ahead of the scheduled January PGC meeting. The PGC will not share a map of locations where bat hibernacula and maternity sites are found other than the county. However, should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
Driving Safety Reminder
On the road this holiday weekend? AAA forecasts that more than 48.5 million Americans will hit the roads this Thanksgiving, a five percent increase over last year.

We wanted to gently remind you of the recent rash of children killed by drivers who are distracted and speeding. These deaths all stem from a cause that is completely preventable. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) indicates that distracted driving accounts for approximately 25% of all motor vehicle crash fatalities.

Remember: It takes only 3 seconds after a driver’s attention has been diverted from the road for a crash to occur.
Technical News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
C-18-037 Due December 13, 2018; Step 1 External CT; Revisions to PTM No. 414, PTM No. 518, and PTM No. 611
Below is a summary of this Clearance Transmittal (referenced documents attached). Please review and forward your comments to me by Monday December 10, 2019.

This message is being sent on behalf of Christine Reilly, P.E., Chief, Construction and Materials Division.

The attached revisions to the above referenced PTMs are being circulated for review. These revisions were made primarily to:

  • PTM No. 414 - Obtaining Samples of Pulverized Concrete for Chloride Analysis- The proposed revisions to PTM No. 414 align the modifications to AASHTO T 260 with the current revision of AASHTO T 260. In addition, the modifications are limited to the REFERENCED DOCUMENTS and the METHOD OF SAMPLING sections of AASHTO T 260. Modifications to the PROCEDURE section of AASHTO T 260 have been removed. Other minor editorial changes are also included.
  • PTM No. 518 - Hand Specimen Petrographic Examination- The proposed revisions to PTM No. 518 change references from discontinued AASHTO M 92 to ASTM E11 and from ASTM C1005 to AASHTO M 231. Section references to ASTM C294 have also been changed to align with the current revision of ASTM C294. In addition, the REQUIRED RECORDS have been changed. Other minor editorial changes are also included.

  • PTM No. 611- Making and Curing Concrete Compression and Flexural Test Specimens in the Field - The proposed revisions to PTM No. 611 (a) change the referenced specification for paraffin cardboard molds and sheet metal molds to ASTM C470M/C470, (b) change the description of Tamping Rod, and (c) adds a description for Temperature Measuring Devices. Other minor editorial changes are also included.
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
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Hanson Ready Mix Project of the Year - Tepper Quad Carnegie Mellon University
Located on the urban campus of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), the new Tepper Quad project involved construction of a 300,000-sf building, an underground parking garage and loading dock all built into the side of a hill.

The project is a structural cast-in-place building with six main levels and three below-ground levels to house mechanical systems. Approximately 25,000 CY of concrete was poured on the site, a challenging task as the building is situated on a typical Pittsburgh site featuring hilly terrain that positions the building entrances on different elevations. For example, the loading dock enters on a lower level street that is 40 feet below the lower garage level.

PJ Dick self-performed the concrete installation for the project which included:

  • 154 caissons
  • 260,000 sf of cast-in-place walls
  • 70,000 sf of slab on grade
  • 510 columns
  • 4 concrete cores
  • 350,000 sf of supported slab
  • 300,000 sf of voided slabs (“bubble deck”) at Levels 2-6
  • Over 30 concrete mix designs
The bubble deck technology is new to the United States in fact, this project is the largest bubble deck constructed on the east coast. The methodology produces floors 20 percent faster with less formwork and beams, reduces construction costs by 10 percent.

PJ Dick (project contractor) also used smart technology to monitor the concrete temperature and maturity in real time. During concrete pours, small orbs with wireless technology were placed in the concrete. The orbs transmitted information to the superintendent so that he could continuously monitor the concrete; this information was useful in timing formwork removal, enabling us to work cost efficiently as no guesswork was involved. They were also used to establish winter concrete procedures.

Polished concrete with a salt and pepper finish was installed for 70,000 sf of the project. This was a time consuming, five-step finishing process that had to occur prior to the project’s full completion. Therefore, once installed, all polished floors had to be protected.

The installation of concreted required high floor flatness – 50 ff/35 fl – concrete placement. In addition the contractor installed exposed concrete walls and ceilings, which required attention to detail for joint layout, wall panels, and deck panels.
Promotion News
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New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. Project Winner - PennDOT SR0219 Section 20D
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 9, SR 0219 Section 20D was won as an alternate bid. The road, specified under the Long Life Pavement specification, features a cement treatedbase course and 11” thick mainline and shoulders. While the project looks and rides great, it is the volume of materials involved that makes you take notice. Here they are:

  • 2A sub-base – 225,000 tons

  • Concrete Sand – 82,000 tons

  • AASHTO #57’s – 195,000 tons

  • R-4 Rock Lining – 5,000 tons

  • Select Borrow Rock – 18,000 tons

  • Total concrete yardage for cement treated permeable base – 48,400 cubic yards

  • Total concrete yardage for pavement and shoulders – 145,000 cubic yards
Completed in October, the project was scheduled to be opened in early November. It will ultimately connect to Maryland I-68.
Promotion News
Thank You for Submitting Your Project!
Our last edition of this newsletter recognized our award winning projects for 2018. Each winning project is recognized later in this newsletter. In addition to our winners we would also like to recognize all the companies that took the time to provide us with project submissions. They are: Central Builders Supply, Delaware Valley Concrete, Hanson Ready Mix, and New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company, Inc.

Thank you all!