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PACA Conveyor – Week of October 5, 2018
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As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
PACA Announces Candidates for Board of Directors & Associate Board of Directors
In accordance with Article VII, Section 5 of the Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association Bylaws, the Nominating Committee presents the following nominees to serve on your Board of Directors.

2019-2020 (2 Year Term)

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

Paul Pepe, Keystone Cement Company

Greg Reshenberg, Stone & Company, Inc.

Robert Stewart, York Building Products Company, Inc.

2019-2020-2021 (3 Year Term)

Christian Bononi, LafargeHolcim

John Kibblehouse, Jr., H&K Group, Inc.

Jonathan Kolbe, Allegheny Mineral Corporation

Travis Rohrer, Rohrer’s Inc.

Walter R. Sjogren, WHIBCO Inc.

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

All producer member companies attending the Annual Meeting in Hershey will designate a voting rep to cast their ballots for this slate during the General Membership meeting on Tuesday, November 13th.

The Associate Nominating Committee, in accordance with their governance guidelines, presents the following slate for voting during the General Membership meeting:

2019-20-21 (3 YR Term)

Steve Somerville, BASF Construction Chemicals

Greg Donecker, Kemper Equipment, Inc.

Robert Braun, Airmatic Inc.

Congratulations to all the candidates!
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Former Governor & the First Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, to Serve as Keynote Speaker at PACA Annual Meeting
The PACA Annual Meeting is quickly approaching - November 12-13 - at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA. We continue to update the evolving Annual Meeting schedule on our website as details are coming together. We are pleased to have the opportunity to host and present to our registered attendees, the Honorable Tom Ridge, as this year's Keynote Speaker. Mr. Ridge's speech, From Risk to Resilience: The Global Mission to Secure Cyberspace, will be the highlight of this year's event.

Organizations of all types today face a daily and growing assault from nation states, lone actors and organized crime. The assailants target everything from trade secrets to proprietary information to reputation damage to critical infrastructure and financial systems. The effects are as far-reaching, disruptive and consequential as physical attacks, and can make or break organizations that are not sufficiently prepared. How can an organization embed cyber security into its suite of core business functions? How can we better protect our globally interdependent systems? What are the rules of engagement for world leaders, and what are the consequences for their foes? In this presentation, one of the world’s most notable security experts, Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, brings the priorities of cyber security into perspective as only an internationally respected leader can. The evolution of cyber security strategy and diplomacy, what to expect from the next generation of cyber attacks and how to navigate it all mark this compelling, insightful presentation of a growing and global 21st century threat.

This year, we will once again bring you one of our most requested speakers - Mr. Ed Sullivan, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Market Intelligence for the Portland Cement Association. Mr. Sullivan will close out the Annual Meeting on Tuesday afternoon by bringing you his expertise on economic forecasting directly related to our industry.

The Annual Meeting agenda will also include Kevin Stricklin from the Mine Safety & Health Administration, George McAuley of PennDOT and our first ever - Innovations Marketplace presentations. Continue to check our website as we update the Annual Meeting schedule.

IMPORTANT NOTE: We urge to please make your room reservations ASAP if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting. The approaching holiday season is a busy time for the hotel and rooms cannot be guaranteed once our blocked rooms are released back into their general sales inventory. We are striving to extend the block cutoff, but this is not a definite, so please book your rooms immediately.
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Young Leaders Build Their Power of Purpose in State College
Over the last two days, 20 young leaders from BASF Construction Chemicals, Centre Concrete, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Conewago Ready Mix, Continental Placer, Highway Materials, Kemper Equipment, Masters Ready Mix, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Pennsy Supply, R/W Connection, Skelly and Loy, Specialty Granules and Union Quarries came together for networking, leadership training and community service in State College, PA.

Under the leadership of Chairperson, Caroline Speicher, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., and Vice Chair, Rory McCoy, of Centre Concrete, the group performed clean up duties and assisted with projects at a group home for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. Thank you to Eric Nicholson, Centre Concrete, who serves on the YSB board for setting up this community service project on our behalf. Performing annual community service is just a small part of the mission and purpose of PACA's Young Leaders Development Group.

The YLDG conference attendees received a combination of personal and professional training to build their personal cathedrals, put out their own"fires" and grow their ability to touch and inspire others through a presentation using the metaphor of the Great Fire of London in 1666. Speaker Greg Coker engaged the group and provided valuable life lessons through his personal experiences and the story of the great fire.

This year's attendees are looking forward to next year's event, which will be scheduled for October 2019 in Pittsburgh.
Advocacy News
As reported by Peter Vlahos, PACA's President.
Advocacy News
GARA Breakfast with Rep. Cutler at Lancaster CC
The purpose of the GARA (Government Affairs/Regulatory Affairs) grassroots efforts is to bring PACA members close to policymakers and political leaders that can affect your business. The fourth regional event is scheduled on Friday, October 19 starting at 8 am at the Lancaster Country Club. The breakfast event is hosted by New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.

PA House Representative Bryan Cutler will be our guest at the October 19 event.

Mr. Cutler currently serves as the House Republican Whip (3rd in seniority behind the House Speaker and the House Majority Leader) and is viewed as a capable replacement for the retiring Rep. Reed to become the Majority Leader in the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. Bryan serves the 100th District representing southern Lancaster County. A detailed biography is available here.

Attendance is limited to the first 20 registrants, so please use the registration link below to sign up. This event is complimentary and is open exclusively to PACA members.
Advocacy News
Last Call to Submit Hall of Fame and Concrete Award Nominations
As a reminder, please submit any Ambassadors of the Industry Hall of Fame or Excellence in Concrete Award nominations ASAP. The induction presentation and awards ceremony are scheduled during the Honors Program at the Annual Meeting in Hershey on November 13th.
Advocacy News
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PACA Wishes to Thank our 2018 Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you to the above companies for their support this year.
Environmental News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
Environmental News
PA Game Commission Proposing to Add Bats and Birds to Threatened and Endangered List
At their September 24-25, 2018 meeting, the PA Game Commission (PGC) board members 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.

All hibernating bat species are “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” in the Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan due to their declines caused by White Nose Syndrome. Note that “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” is not defined in the regulations. PGC believes State listing of the species provides the best tool to protect the remaining maternity sites and hibernacula to thwart further declines. The Tri-colored bat was recently petitioned to be protected under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA), with a 90-finding of “warranted,” meaning U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will evaluate all information as part of the status review process. State listing of the Northern long-eared bat follows the federal listing of this bat in 2016. PGC believes declines in the Little Brown bat and the Tri-colored bat are more severe in Pennsylvania than that of the Northern Long-eared bat.

The PGC has indicated projects with bats will continue to be reviewed by the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI), and would be affected projects only if they’re within 300 meters of a recent maternity roost, hibernacula or capture location for threatened or endangered bats. Sites that held these bats prior to the arrival of White-Nose Syndrome, but not since, won’t affect projects. Expect seasonal cutting restrictions. If this proposal is adopted, it will add 34 new hibernation sites and 112 maternity sites statewide to the PNDI. Regardless of the disease, industry will need to work with the PGC on projects affected by the presence of Endangered or Threatened species. We have requested location maps and data for the bat species sites PGC is wishing to protect and PGC has agreed to provide the maps.

Additionally, the board revised the Peregrine Falcon’s status from Endangered to Threatened, revised the piping plover from extirpated to Endangered, and listed the Red Knot (a federally threatened species) to Threatened status in Pennsylvania.

Revising the piping plover’s status to Endangered recognizes its return to breeding in Pennsylvania. After more than 60 years of absence, piping plover pairs successfully nested at Presque Isle State Park in 2017 and 2018.

The Red Knot is a rare migrant bird found in Pennsylvania mostly at Presque Isle State Park. This bird was classified as federally threatened in 2014 and PA was listed in its historic migratory range. According to PGC, it is being listed as a “Species of Greatest Conservation Need” in the PA Wildlife Action Plan due to (1) it being found only at Presque Isle State Park and Conejohela Flats, (2) due to its federally protected status, and (3) due to the population being highly vulnerable to further declines.

A final vote on these proposed changes will occur in January 2019. Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
Gentle Reminder: DEP Needs Mine Operator Email Addresses
DEP began mailing out the Mine Operator Email Address form to all mine operators two weeks ago. This is the form that will tell DEP what email address should be used to deliver all DEP Mining Program electronically generated records and communications. As it stands now, this is used for inspection reports that are generated in the field by inspectors using iPads. However, as DEP slowly moves forward with respect to additional electronic information, the information you provide on this form will be important.

The email address provided should be one that is constantly checked, or you have established a process such that these emails can be forwarded to the appropriate person in the organization on a timely basis. Additionally, this form should be updated promptly as internal changes are made and changes should be emailed to [email protected] . The form, in both a Word format and a .pdf format. can be found below. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Josie Gaskey.
Environmental News
DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Accepting Applications
We wanted to remind you that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Small Business Advantage Grant still has funds available to Pennsylvania’s Small Businesses and Farmers for energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection projects. Grant funds are available for LED lighting, HVAC and boiler upgrades, and other energy efficiency projects.

This is DEP's press release that was issued on Wednesday. Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.

Promotion News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
Promotion News
Build with Strength Schedules Webinars on Mass Timber Ahead of ICC Meeting
Dramatic changes have been made in U.S. building codes over the past several years allowing combustible construction to be built bigger and taller. As we witness an exponential increase in multifamily apartment fires the past few years, the most egregious of these code changes is the proposed new class of wood high-rises. Without significant input from the fire services, code officials relied on work performed by the wood industry to justify the increased risk in building with a combustible material. This session will explore the real concerns to architects, engineers, developers, contractors and fire service professionals with tall timber construction. We will also explore resilient solutions and policies that the fire service can actively engage in reducing many of the safety and economic burdens that these potential fire disasters can cause to the community.

Register for Mass Timber, Tall Tinder on Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m. Eastern time or here for October 18, at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
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You Can Influence The ICC Building Code
Another article in this newsletter addresses a webinar being conducted on the Tall Timber language that will be voted on at the upcoming ICC hearings later this month. We hope you will participate in that webinar.

In addition, the NRMCA staff has been in contact with Pennsylvania building code officials in the hope of making them aware of a potential change to the current code and its implications. You can help them with the process.

Your company will be receiving an electronic communication asking you to participate by forwarding the communication (it will be coming from your business) to your local code official. Please take the time to do so.

Please contact Ken Crank if you have any questions regarding this matter.
Promotion News
PACA to Host Concrete: The Right Choice for Your Project Event in Cranberry
Coming to the Doubletree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Cranberry - CONCRETE, THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR PROJECT.

Is there any question why concrete is the world's most used construction material? This event promises to address why you should be selecting concrete for your building and pavement project needs. If you’re looking for beauty, durability, and sustainability concrete checks all the boxes. We hope you will join us to learn how.

This half-day event features three presentations by NRMCA staffers Gregg Lewis and James Bogdan and PACA staffer, Ken Crank, and targets specifiers and owners.

If you know of a specifier or owner who should hear these presentations, we ask that you please help us promote this very important event.
Safety & Health News
As reported by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health.
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Workplace Exam Enforcement Began October 1
As a gentle reminder, MSHA has begun actively enforcing the new requirements under the Workplace Examinations Rule on October 1. (Rule went into effect June 2, 2018.)

Questions, sample templates for examinations, as well as a chart comparing the old rule with the new rule, can be found on MSHA's Work Place Exam web page.
Safety & Health News
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has listed October as National Protect Your Hearing Month. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) indicates that "Twenty-two million workers are exposed to potentially damaging noise at work each year. Last year, U.S. business paid more than $1.5 million in penalties for not protecting workers from noise. While it's impossible to put a number to the human toll of hearing loss, an estimated $242 million is spent annually on workers' compensation for hearing loss disability."

Two main factors that determine hearing loss are intensity and duration. Information regarding health effects, exposures and controls, hearing conservation and training resources are available on NIOSH's website and on OSHA's website. MSHA's hearing protection list with noise reduction ratings can be found here.
Technical News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Technical News
PACA’s Concrete Difference Publication and Webinar - Portland Limestone Cements – Making Concrete even Greener
Concrete is among the most sustainable of construction materials, particularly when life cycle impacts are considered. Now there is a relatively new cement specification that makes concrete even more of a popular choice for producers, architects, and engineers looking to construct more sustainable concrete structures, Portland-limestone cement, or in short IL cement.

PACA’s Concrete Difference Publication on Portland-Limestone cement is now available. Please click here to download the document.

PACA is working with PennDOT to include the use of IL cement into the PennDOT specifications for the upcoming construction season.

To learn more about the use of Portland – Limestone Cement, please join us for a webinar:

Portland Limestone Cements - Improving Sustainability and Performance on Your Projects on Nov 6, 2018 2:00 PM EST. To register, please go here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.c..
Members in the News
Members in the News
As reported by Ken Crank, PACA's Director of Concrete Promotion.
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PACA Members Receive Awards at NRMCA's ConcreteWorks
PACA staffer, Ken Crank, recently attended the NRMCA's ConcreteWorks event located in Oxon Hill, MD. The annual event presents an opportunity for the ready mixed concrete industry to gather together for several days of education and discussion of all things concrete related. There were two specific highlights to this year's meeting that involved PACA member companies.

We are pleased to announce that PA's current mixer driver rodeo champion Scott Holsinger (Centre Concrete) won the "Fastest Reaction Time" event during the national rodeo competition that took place during ConcreteWorks. In addition, he also made a basket during that skills portion of the competition. There were more than 85 drivers participating in the competition and Scott represented our state and Centre Concrete very well. Congratulations Scott!

A second member, Conewago Manufacturing, was recognized during the closing ceremonies. Collin Bender accepted the Excellence in Concrete Quality award for the company. Pictures of both the winners accompany this article.

Other topics of interest presented during event included a review of this year's producer survey (always a highlight), a town hall that featured discussion about this year's mid-term elections and their potential impact, multiple technical and promotion sessions, and lastly PCA economist Ed Sullivan presented a look at the economy and where it is going. The good news is that the next couple years should be good ones for our industry. Members will get to hear Ed in person during his presentation at this year's Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Ken Crank.
Certification News
Certification News
As reported by Jim Casilio, P.E., PACA's Director of Technical Services.
Certification News
2018 / 2019 PennDOT Aggregate Technician Certification Classes
The PennDOT/PACA workgroup for the Aggregate Technician Certification Program is pleased to announce the schedule of classes for 2018/2019:

November 15-16

December 10-11

January 14-15

February 11-12

March 11-12

April 1-2

Al classes will be held at the PennDOT Materials Laboratory, 81 Lab Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The cost of the course is $ 85.

New for this year, a manual containing the relevant PTM and AASHTO specifications for aggregate test methods will be available with this course. This manual is designed to satisfy the requirements for test methods that is referenced in Bulletin 14. The cost for this manual is $ 90.00.

This program was revised last year and received excellent reviews. This season’s classes will again be taught by PennDOT LTS personnel, PennDOT QA personnel, and members of the PACA Aggregate Technical Community.
PACA Events Calendar
PACA Events Calendar
As reported by Kallie Kline, PACA's Director of Member Services.
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!