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PACA Conveyor – Week of October 3, 2019
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2. Environmental News
3. Safety & Health News
4. Certification News
5. PennDOT News
6. Industry Events
7. PACA - Building and Connecting Communities

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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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Annual Meeting Room Block at Hotel Hershey & Discount Registration Rates Extended to October 24th
The room block at the Hotel Hershey for the Annual Meeting and the discount registration rate has been extended to October 24th. Rooms at the hotel priced at our group rate cannot be guaranteed beyond this date.

Discount registration rates will go from $595 per person to $675 per person.

Deadline to purchase sponsorships for sign printing is November 6th.

Please note: when registering for a PACA event, please go directly to the URL provided to log in where it says REGISTER HERE. Please do not use the LOGIN|REGISTER found in the upper right hand corner of the website. This is for administrative functions only.
Last Call for Award Nominations / Honors Program Recognitions
Tomorrow is the final date to submit both PACA Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame and Excellence in Concrete Recognition Award nominations.

More information on these nominations are available on our website by clicking the button below.

Also, if your company or an individual in your company has received a special honor in 2019 that you would like to have recognized at the PACA Annual Meeting during our Honors Program, please contact Kallie Kline by close of business tomorrow.
Pittsburgh Mixer
Join Us for Our Next Regional Networking Mixer - FOR A CAUSE - Help Us Help One of our Own!
PACA's next Western Pennsylvania Networking Mixer is scheduled for Thursday, October 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Local Brewhouse in downtown Pittsburgh. Come ONE, come ALL - to help us for a worthy cause.

This next mixer is very near and dear to us and we hope that you all join us in helping one of our own. PACA Member, Ray Ewing, of CEC, Inc., (a member of PACA's Associate Board of Directors) based in Pittsburgh, is battling a rare form of brain cancer. His cancer is so rare, in fact, that it requires him to fly on a regular basis to Duke University in North Carolina for treatments, observations, etc.

Ray is the father of four beautiful girls and understandably the treatments and constant travel are a financial burden to the he and his family. That's where our members come in to help one of our own - by attending this regional mixer.

The Local Brewhouse has generously agreed to donate 10% of the sales from our regional mixer cash bar and appetizers (15% for over $1000) back to Ray and his family!

Attendance is $20 pp (to cover appetizers & other planning costs).

We hope that you will all come out for a strong showing of support for Ray and his family!

There is also a GoFundMe page available for Ray as well.
2020 Meeting Dates Have Been Added to Calendar - More to Come!
The following dates have been finalized for our 2020 Calendar:

Jan. 22-23 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Gettysburg

Feb. 12-13 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Williamsport

Feb. 18-19 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Bethlehem

Feb. 26-27 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - State College

Mar. 25-26 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Leesport

Apr. 8-9 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Wilkes-Barre

Apr. 22-23 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Harrisburg

Jun.27-30 - Summer Summit @ Hyatt Chesapeake Bay - Cambridge, MD

Jun. 29 - Summer Summit Golf Outing / Sporting Clays Tournie - Cambridge, MD

Sept. 16-17 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Wilkes-Barre

Oct. 7-8 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Leesport

Oct. 21-22 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - State College

Nov. 4-5 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Lititz

Dec. 9-10 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Harrisburg

Dec. 16-17 - ACI Concrete Field Testing Tech. Grade I Exam - Bethlehem

Nov. 15-17 - Annual Meeting - Hershey

We are also in the process of finalizing dates and locations for our regional technical community meetings. Please watch future editions of the Conveyor for more information.
PACA Board Announces Updated Candidate List for Upcoming Election
The 2019 Nominating Committee chaired by Eric Nicholson, Centre Concrete Co., presents the following nominees to serve on the Board of Directors.

2020 (1-Year Term)

Ron Kurpiel, Hanson Aggregates, Inc.

2020-2021 (2-Year Term)

Aaron Price, Pennsy Supply, Inc., a CRH Company

2020-2021-2022 (3-Year Term)

Mark Carroll, Allan Myers

Lisa Diliberto, Delaware Valley Concrete Co, Inc.

Mike Hawbaker, Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

John Rader, J.J. Kennedy, Inc.

Jamie Stilley, Amerikohl Aggregates, Inc.

Chris Wright, Union Quarries, Inc.

In accordance with ARTICLE VI, Section 4 of the Association’s Bylaws, “Each Active Member shall have the right to cast one vote on all matters coming before the membership meeting. At the time of voting, each Active Member shall designate one representative to cast said vote.”

We encourage all active member companies to have a representative present to vote. The vote will be held at the General Membership meeting at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019 at the Hotel Hershey.

Any questions should be addressed to Peter Vlahos.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
PACA Environmental Community Meeting - Final Reminder to Register to Attend
PACA's Environmental Community meeting will be held next week, October 10 at the Hotel Indigo, Harrisburg Hershey.

Several external guests will be attending this meeting in the morning including EPA Region III Administrator Cosmo Servidio and several of his staff, Kristen Hand and Stuart Reese from PA Topographic & Geologic Survey, and Bill Allen, Sharon Hill and Dan Sammarco from the DEP Mining Program. After these speakers, the meeting will be just for registered PACA members.

We look forward to seeing you.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Safety & Health News
MSHA Asks for Emphasis on Best Practices Due to Latest Electrical Fatalities
The mining industry has experienced three electrical fatalities since August 7, 2019, the last one occurring on September 17, 2019. Furthermore, there have been 25 non-fatal electrical accidents since October 1, 2018. MSHA has asked that we distribute the attached Best Practices and Walk and Talk points to be addressed by you in your next safety meetings. Top point: Always lock-out and tag-out the electrical circuit yourself prior to conducting any electrical work and never rely on others to do this for you.

Given these statistics, here is a link to MSHA’s lockout tagout webpage. Should you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Certification News
Certification News
PACA Presents NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finisher Exam in Northeast PA
PACA will be holding its first NRMCA Exterior Flatwork Finisher exam in Northeast PA on October 25th.

The course is designed to train concrete finishers to place, finish and cure exterior air entrained concrete to provide a durable surface for concrete that is exposed to moisture and periods of freezing and thawing.

The certification requires knowledge in the following areas of concrete construction:

  • Concrete required for exterior flatwork
  • Placing and finishing concrete
  • Joints
  • Curing concrete
  • Types of surface problems and their causes
More information on the locations of the written and physical exams, along with the registration link is available on our website below.

Cost is $500 per person.
Certification News
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Aggregate Technician Reference Manual Available & 2019-2020 Aggregate Technician Class Schedule
PACA has prepared The Pennsylvania Aggregate Test Method Reference Manual. This reference contains all of the PTM and AASHTO test methods that that each aggregate QC laboratory is required to have in order to fulfill the PennDOT requirements.

This reference will also be useful to all those taking the PennDOT Aggregate Technician Course.

The cost for this publication is $ 90.00 (plus tax).

To order, please click here.

The PennDOT Aggregate Technician Classes for 2019 and 2020 are open for registration.

The courses for this year and a link to register are available on the NECEPT website (link below).

PACA wishes to thank our volunteer faculty for this program:

  • Tim Kindt, Pennsy Supply, Inc., a CRH company
  • Janki Shah, Allan Myers Materials
  • Kurt Hanf, Hanson Aggregates
  • Tom Abbey, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Mark Moyer, New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc.
PennDOT News
PennDOT News
Email Blasts
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
PennDOT News
PennDOT Provides Construction Training Videos
PennDOT has announced the availability of construction training videos for viewing on YouTube. The videos have been posted as “unlisted”, which means a person will need the links below to view these videos.

The link to the overall playlist is:

The links to the individual videos are:

Industry Events
Industry Events
Cleveland Brothers / CB Con-Agg to Offer Crushing & Screening Live Demo
Thursday, October 17th from 2:00 - 6:00 PM, Cleveland Brothers CB Con-Agg will be offering a live crushing and screening demo, complete with BBQ dinner and giveaways.

The demo will take place in Carlisle, PA. More information is available below.
PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
PACA - Building and Connecting Communities
Governor Wolf Signs Executive Order for PA to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
On October 3, Governor Wolf signed an Executive Order 2019-7 and per his press release and press conference this morning, Governor Wolf instructed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based cap-and-trade program among nine Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change. RGGI requires power plants with a capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) or greater to hold allowances equal to their CO2 emissions over a three-year control period, with those allowances representing a limited authorization to emit one short ton of CO2 from a regulated source, as issued by a participating state.

In September 2019, 13,116,447 CO2 allowances were sold at the RGGI auction at a clearing price of $5.20 per allowance. One allowance equals one ton CO2.

DEP was directed to draft a regulation to present before the Environmental Quality Board for approval, with a public comment period.

In January 2019, Wolf signed another Executive Order to set Pennsylvania’s first statewide climate goals, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2025 and by 80 percent by 2050, compared to 2005 levels.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.