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MAA Celebrates 2017 during their Annual Winter Conference

MAA members enjoyed networking and great company during the 2017 MAA Winter Conference and finished off the year in a big way with the sounds of a live auction along with the festive tunes of the Simone Vitale Band filling the Pantlind Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. In was is now…

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NSSGA Update – Trump Administration Selects Past NSSGA Safety Committee Chair to Serve as Senior Advisor to MSHA Assistant Secretary

Aggregates industry veteran Ed Elliott joined MSHA as a senior advisor to the acting assistant secretary. With a 30-year career in the aggregates industry, recently working as director of safety and health for Rogers Group, Inc., Elliott truly understands safety at quarries and pits. He will work directly with acting MSHA Assistant Secretary Wayne Palmer…

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Provide comments on MSHA regulations to repeal, replace or modify

On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, entitled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.”  This Executive Order directs each agency to review existing regulations to assess compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden.  As part of this review, MSHA seeks stakeholders’ assistance in identifying those regulations that could be repealed, replaced, or modified without…

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MAA Positively Effects City of Detroit Ordinance

In 2013, petroleum coke (petcoke) stored under the Ambassador Bridge blew across the river and into residential areas, causing a public uproar and an international incident. This event was the catalyst for the city of Detroit to draft an ordinance to restrict and monitor storage of bulk solid materials.  To help craft their ordinance, a…

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New MAA Safety and Environmental Committee Chairs

MAA appreciates the commitment from all of our committee chairs and members.  However, over time we feel it is valuable to obtain a new and/or different prospective and direction. With that stated, MAA is pleased to announce that there is new leadership for the MAA Safety and MAA Environmental Committee. The new chair of the…

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Sylvania Minerals Hosts Quarry Challenge 5K Walk/Run

Jennifer Yerrick, Quarry Challenge participant wrote, “Amazing place, friendly volunteers, extremely well organized, and AWESOME signs for encouragement!! Will be doing it again next year!!” Jim O’Callahan, participant and volunteer said, “Great event, far exceeded expectations! I would definitely do again.” “By far the most unique, most organized and most fun run / walk yet!…

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2017 MDOT/MAA Bus Tour   

On October 2, 2017, MAA member, Carmeuse Lime & Stone, hosted the 2017 Annual MDOT/MAA bus tour at their Calcite Operation in Rogers City. With over 45 representatives from MDOT and the Michigan Aggregates Association in attendance, Carmeuse Lime & Stone provided an overview about the many processes that are implemented to ensure limestone meets…

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NSSGA Update – Allied for Aggregates in Washington, D.C.

Hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country are gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Doug Needham, president of the Michigan Aggregates Association, highlighted how the state association and NSSGA have been working together to tackle a legislative concern in Detroit. Some city residents…

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NSSGA Update – MSHA Proposes Major Changes to Workplace Exams Rule

MSHA announced major changes to its Workplace Examinations Rule today. The agency is proposing an extension of the effective date from Oct. 2, 2017 to March 2, 2018, and to allow the exams to be occur “before work begins, or as miners begin work in that place.” MSHA said that the effective date extension is…

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