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PACA Conveyor – Week of October 15, 2020
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
PACA's New Invoicing System
Over the past six months, behind the scenes, PACA has been transitioning to a new AMS or Association Management System. The AMS drives our database of membership, mailing lists, email lists, online registrations and invoicing and payment systems.

The new product, known as Atlas, will provide tremendous benefits to both PACA staff internally, but our members and prospects as well (more on this later).

Right now, we need to announce the new emails that PACA official representatives, billing contacts and meeting registrants will receive when a payment is due to PACA. In the days of hacking, spamming, email viruses, etc., it's important to show an example of what this new email will look like so that all now the email is legitimate and links can be clicked on to pay invoices.

When an invoice is open and ready for payment, the proper contact will receive an email with the following wording (or similar wording):


This email is to notify you of a balance on your account. To view the details for this invoice, please click the link below.


All outstanding invoices for you/your organization will be displayed. You can click "View" next to any invoice to download a printable view of the invoice, and you can check the "Select Item to Pay" checkbox to enter your credit card information and submit payment online.

If you have any questions please reply to this email.

HERE YOU WILL SEE A LINK THAT SAYS - View Invoice(s) (this allows you to download a .pdf, printable copy of the invoice.)

Thank you!

Kallie L. Kline

Director of Member Services

Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association

2040 Linglestown Road, Suite 204

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Office - 717-234-2603

If you have any questions regarding PACA's new invoicing system, please contact Kallie Kline.
PACA Young Leaders Hold Leadership Election
PACA's Young Leaders Development Group (YLDG) recently held their 2021 elections to vote on their new Chair and Vice Chair for 2021-2023. Currently, Collin Bender of Conewago Ready Mix (Chair) and Brianne Hastings, Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Vice Chair) hold these positions.

We are pleased to announce the newly elected leaders of the YLDG:

  • Brianne Hastings, Chair
  • Dan Ridenour (Union Quarries), Vice Chair
Congratulations to you both!
PACA Emerging Leaders Applications Now Being Accepted
Did you see the announcement earlier today on PACA's newest program, the PACA Emerging Leaders Academy (PELA)?

If you did not see this special announcement, below is a link to a video that better explains the program.

A special thanks to our PELA Board of Trustees who will be reviewing the applications received to ultimately choose the inaugural class of 2021 PELA students.

  • Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.
  • Chris Wright, Union Quarries, Inc.
  • Jason Blase, Conewago Ready Mix
  • Vince Pagano, Highway Equipment & Supply Co.
  • Marcia Lynch, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co.
  • Lisa Stephen, Wayne Concrete/Wayne Gravel
We are also pleased to announce our 2021 PELA Sponsors! We thank them for their generosity and support of this brand new program!
  • Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.
  • Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.
  • New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.
  • Union Quarries, Inc.
If you need copies of the applications (due November 25th), please contact Kallie Kline.
There is Still Time to Register for Young Leaders Networking Lunches
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION - PACA members ages 40 and under!

Just a reminder you still have time to register to attend the following live, in-person events:

  1. October 20 - Bellewood Country Club, Pottstown, PA
  2. October 27 - Treesdale Country Club, Gibsonia, PA
All luncheons are from 11 AM to 1 PM at a cost of $30 per person. As a reminder, due to COVID restrictions we are limited to the first 20 people to register at each site. Social distancing practices will be upheld, a waiver form must be signed to attend, temperatures will be taken and masks will be required until all are seated for lunch.

BONUS! For those interested in golfing afterwards, golf fees are being generously sponsored by Chris Wright, Union Quarries, Inc. (Harrisburg CC and Treesdale CC) and Rod Martin, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc. (Bellewood CC - due to the club aerification schedule, there will only be access to play nine holes). As a reminder, you must be registered for the luncheon to participate in golf.

To register for the lunches, please use the following links:

Networking Lunch East at Bellewood CC

Networking Lunch West at Treesdale CC
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Announcing the PACA Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting - Registration Will Open Soon
Featuring guest speakers - Economist Anirban Basu and Governor Wolf's Chief of Staff, Mike Brunelle.

Join us on November 16th at 2:00 PM via webinar for a very special special presentation by our favorite economist, Mr. Anirban Basu. Mr Basu will present:

Back to the Future: A Tribute to 80s Movies & Hope that Life Returns to Normal Sooner Rather than Later

This presentation will focus on the state of the economy seven months into the COVID-19-induced economic crisis. Special attention will be given to real estate and construction dynamics, labor market performance, state and local government finances, financial market performance, and other aspects of economic life. The presentation will conclude with an outlook for the year to come.

Anirban is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore. Anirban serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and as chief economic adviser to the Construction Financial Management Association. In 2007 and then again in 2016, Mr. Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.

November 17th, beginning at 11 AM, we will be hosting our 2020 Annual General Membership Meeting online. The meeting will feature guest speaker, Mike Brunelle, who serves as Governor Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff. If you wish to submit questions for Mr. Brunelle in advance, please email them to Kallie Kline.

The agenda for the membership meeting will also include PACA's Board elections, Associate Board elections, our State of the Association address and more!

Stay tuned to your email inbox for registration information coming soon!

These webinars are complimentary to all PACA members thanks to the generosity of our 2020 Annual Meeting Rock Star Sponsor - Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.! We sincerely thank Cleveland Brothers for their continued support, engagement and generosity!
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
EPA & PACA MOU for Concrete Industry
At PACA's fall 2019 Environmental Community meeting, we had Region III Administrator Cosmo Servidio join us. One of the items he spoke about was EPA’s Smart Sector program. EPA’s Smart Sector Program is a way for EPA to collaborate with regulated industry sectors and develop sensible, non-regulatory approaches to better protect the environment and enhance opportunities for open dialogue. Some of the industry sectors that have already participated in this include mining, cement, iron and steel.

On October 8, with the approval of the PACA Board of Directors, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EPA to participate in the Smart Sector program for the concrete industry. Rod Martin of Martin Stone Quarries who is the Chair of the PACA Board of Directors, along with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the MOU at Bryan Materials Group’s Southside facility. This was impressive to EPA because the plant was built in 1883 and it’s a multi-generational company. EPA Administrators and their staff also received a brief overview and tour of the facility.

Several companies and PACA originally met with EPA in January 2020 regarding this program and we will continue those discussions as next steps in support of this MOU, and to better the overall concrete industry in Pennsylvania.

We want to give a special thanks to Tom Bryan of Bryan Materials and his crew for an outstanding setup for the signing to happen, particularly in light of the numerous delays during the day due to the Administrator’s schedule.

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
Announcing GCS
Join the First Ever Global Concrete Summit
PACA is pleased to announce the Global Concrete Summit, online November 30-December 10. Hosted by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and Grey Matters, this first-of-a-kind virtual conference and exhibition will bring practitioners, researchers, and policy makers together to exchange their latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction.

Experts from around the world will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Topics include innovation, resilience, life cycle assessment, low impact development, social responsibility, human health, and more.

As a sponsor of the event, we are offering a 40% discount on registration fees. To learn more, Click here and secure your spot today! Use the Discount Code PACA40 at checkout.

Please contact Ken Crank if you have any further questions.
Promotion News
Meshoppen RCC 2 Adds New Project Profiles
We have added two new project profiles to RCC is the featured technology for both.

Please review this information and feel free to share it with any owners, customers, designers, etc. you wish. They are found by clicking on the below links.

If you have any questions about these projects or have a project that we can highlight, please contact Ken Crank.
Promotion News
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Videos Highlighting Ways to Limit Concrete's Carbon Footprint Available on SpecifyConcrete
We have posted two new videos on our SpecifyConcrete website. Both videos discuss how industry can limit concrete's carbon footprint. Please take the time to check them out. Feel free to share them!

THE TOP 10 WAYS TO REDUCE CONCRETE'S CARBON FOOTPRINT - This educational video from Build With Strength explores some of the many steps you can take to minimize the carbon footprint on your next concrete project.

IF WE WANT TO BUILD A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, WE BUILD WITH CONCRETE - Hear from experts on the concrete industry’s innovative and technological advancements that are lowering carbon emissions and advancing the building industry’s sustainability goals. Brought to you by Build With Strength.
Technical News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
PennDOT's eticketing Draft Specification - Your Opportunity to Review and Comment
Last Friday, PennDOT issued a Clearance Transmittal containing the proposed eticketing specification. This specification will be used to conduct pilot projects in all the Districts during the 2021 construction season. The proposed specification, and a separate but similar draft specification for PennDOT maintenance purchases, are included below as one combined document.

In order to make it easier to comment on this proposed specification, we have created a very brief survey, which has been sent to all members of our Technical Communities. If you wish to review this proposed specification and offer your comments, please click on the link below:

Please complete your comments by next Wednesday October 21st.

We will have an online meeting next Friday October 23 at 10:00 am to review the comments with all PACA members. The meeting link is below.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3122

- One-touch: tel:+15713173122,,644020861#

Access Code: 644-020-861

On Tuesday October 27th, PennDOT’s Kelly Barber, P.E. and Jon Mylar from the eticketing Steering Committee will be joining us at the PACA Members Forum. This will be an opportunity for all PACA members to hear firsthand about the progress and plans for the use of eticketing.

To register for the October 27th PACA members forum, please click on the link below.

Please register for PACA Members Forum - 10/27/20 on Oct 27, 2020 11:00 AM EDT at:

Our thanks to all the PACA members who have and continue to work on the eticketing workgroups. They have represented our industry very well in this effort.
Technical News
Aggregate Technical Community Meeting - In-Person October 29th
We are please to announce an in-person Aggregate Technical Community Meeting:

Thursday October 29, 2020

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.

5300 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111

9:30 am – 2:00 pm

We look forward to the opportunity to have a meaningful dialogue among our members and discussion of the important issues facing our Aggregate Producers.

We will be practicing all that is required to conduct this meeting responsibly and in accordance with all existing CDC guidelines.
PACA – Building and Connecting Communities