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PACA Conveyor – Week of November 7, 2019
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2. Safety & Health News
3. Promotion News
4. Technical News
5. PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
6. Environmental News
7. Job Postings

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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Reminder to Annual Meeting Registrants Ages 40 and Under
PACA members registered to attend the Annual Meeting who are ages 40 and under are eligible to attend a networking luncheon with PACA's Board of Directors on Monday, November 18th beginning at 11:15 AM.

While there is no extra charge to attend, seats are limited, so an RSVP is required. Walk-ins the day of the event may not be accepted.
Tomorrow is Last Day to Purchase Annual Meeting Sponsorships
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Friday, November 8th, is the final day to purchase Annual Meeting sponsorships due to printing deadlines.

If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Kallie Kline.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
New Head of DEP Mine Safety
The Department of Environmental Protection has announced the new head of safety. Rich Wagner has been appointed to the position of Director of Mine Safety.

Rich began with DEP in 2004 as a mining engineer consultant. Me earned an MS in Mining Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, and a BS in Mining Engineering from PSU. Rich has his P.E. license.

Should you have any questions or comments, contact Josie Gaskey.
Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
PACA Staff to Visit YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Part of PACA's concrete promotion efforts has us partnering with the NRMCA's Build With Strength program. We are seeking to increase concrete's market share of concrete buildings, by not only promoting the benefits of concrete construction, but also through providing training to industry.

The Philadelphia market represents a large opportunity for us and we have recently had discussions with the Executive Director of YouthBuild Philadelphia regarding the Build With Strength ICF construction training program. The program was instituted in late 2018 with the idea of developing a database of certified ICF installers.

YouthBuild's mission is "to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities."

Staff will be visiting a YouthBuild jobsite to learn more about the program with the goal of offering the ICF training program to their students the first quarter of 2020. We will keep you posted as we move forward.

If you're interested in learning more about PACA's education and training efforts, please contact staff.
Promotion News
SpecifyConcrete Website Add New Case Study Featuring RCC
We are continually adding content to our SpecifyConcrete website and have recently posted a new case study on our RCC webpage. The new article, GDS Chooses RCC for New Maintenance Facility, features a project that was recently completed by Masters Ready Mixed Concrete and Wayne Companies (dba Florida RCC). In addition, all our case studies are available on our case study page.

In addition to the new case study, we have also added numerous blog posts. These blogs address a number of concrete topics and we hope you will visit the page to learn more.

If you have questions about any of our case studies or have a project that you would like to have featured, please contact staff.

Thank you!
Technical News
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As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
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Changes to the Skid Resistance Level (SRL) of Pennsylvania Aggregates and Presentation on SRL Research to all PACA Members at the PACA Annual Meeting.
PennDOT has recently announced that they will be looking to change the system by which all Pennsylvania Aggregates will be rated for skid resistance. This issue has the potential to affect every aggregate and concrete producer in Pennsylvania.

A Proteam consisting of a widespread number of stakeholders from the Department and Industry has been formed to be the oversight group for this effort. A “SRL Technical Workgroup”, consisting of PennDOT and Industry members of the AQIC, has been formed to provide guidance and recommendations the larger Proteam.

To help provide a better understanding of this complex issue PACA, has invited Dr. Armen Amirkhanian from the University of Alabama to address our membership at the Annual Meeting. Dr. Amirkhanian has recently completed an extensive SRL rating research program for Alabama DOT. Alabama’s similar geology and history of SRL specifications, along with his assessment of the varying SRL rating systems across the states make Dr. Amirkhanian’s recent research pertinent to the current discussion here in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Amirkhanian will address our entire membership at Monday afternoon's general session of the PACA Annual Meeting.

This is a unique opportunity for all of your management, operations, and technical personnel to better understand this complex issue that has come to the forefront of our industry here in Pennsylvania.
PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
DEP Mining eDMR Submittals Gentle Reminder
As we have indicated previously, the DEP Mining group has begun using an electronic version for NPDES eDMR submittals. As of now, they have not indicated a drop-dead date by which you will need to start using this system, and EPA has not yet pushed them to do so.

At yesterday's Aggregate Advisory Board meeting, however, they indicated they may possibly need to implement a specific date, if more companies do not begin using this. It is to your advantage to begin to utilize this system now, so you are able to work out any glitches you may encounter with DEP.

Thanks to those companies already using this system. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Job Postings
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
Job Postings
Quality Control Technician Job Available with Pennsy Supply, Inc., a CRH Company
Pennsy Supply, Inc. is seeking a Quality Control Technician at their Landisville facility.

Pennsy Supply is a CRH company. CRH, an integrated supplier of asphalt, aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, and paving and construction services in North America.
Job Postings
Post Your Employment Ads on PACA's Website
If you have a job posting you would like to add to our website, please contact Kallie Kline. This is a free service for all PACA member companies.
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