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May 21, 2014
MAA Legislative Reception

All members are encouraged to attend this important function. This is a great opportunity to talk to your legislators about issues important to our industry.


Annual Refresher Safety Training


We have added an additional class for anyone that has not completed their training. There will be a class in Lansing on May 2. If you are interested in registering for this class please call the MAA Office at 517/381-1732.


The Michigan Aggregates Association, together with AIS Construction Equipment, will be hosting Annual Refresher Training Courses at AIS locations throughout Michigan during January and February 2014. AIS will provide the training facilities and meals for the training courses. Michigan Aggregates Association will provide Annual Refresher Training Courses for attendees. AIS Construction Equipment and Michigan Aggregates Association are dedicated to safely advancing and promoting the industry.


Training topics to be covered include: Encourage Safety; 2013 fatalities; First Aid; Lifting Properly/Machine and Man; Front End Loader Safety; New Technology; Jobsite Communication; Berms; Lock Out Tag Out; and Electrical Safety. Each aggregate production facility must also address any changes at their location that affect the safety and health of the workers in order to comply with MSHA regulations.

CPR/First Aid Training that meets and exceeds the MSHA requirements will also be available. This is an eight-hour course, including four hours of First Aid and four hours of CPR.  click here.

 

Calcite Plant Celebrates 100 years!

 
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Carmeuse Lime & Stones' Calcite Plant, the world's largest limestone open pit quarry, celebrates 100 years in 2012! The plant, located in Rogers City, covers 12.5 square miles and employs 115 hourly and salaried workers. 

The Calcite Plant held an open house for members of the community on Sunday, June 23, 1912, and began operations shortly thereafter. That June, the first shipment of Limestone from Calcite was loaded, by hand, on to the steamer Manola. The 2154 tons of limestone were destined for the South Chicago Works for the Illinois Steel Company. In the 1940s and 50s it was not uncommon to load well over 1000 vessels per year. In recent years, between 225 and 300 vessels enter the port each year.

Calcite has shipped 880,943,995 tons of limestone since the quarry opened! The most tons shipped in one year was 16.6 million in 1953. Approximately 5.6 million tons were shipped in 2011.

Congratulations to the Calcite Plant and all of its employees!
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