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MSHA Fatality Report – Truck Runs over Driver

On April 12, 2018, Manuel G. Rodriguez, a 59 year old customer truck driver, received fatal injuries, when he fell from his truck and was run over by the truck’s rear wheels.   Mr. Rodriguez was attempting to scan a card that identifies customer trucks entering the facility to load material.  Investigators believe Mr. Rodriguez approached…

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Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Eaton has identified a potential non-conformance with certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches. The safety switch can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.   Click here to read the…

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Wildlife Habitat Council Regional Forum

The Wildlife Habitat Council recently opened up registration for a regional forum they are holding in Detroit on August 16, 2018.   For more than a decade the council has brought together corporations, partners, and agencies to develop and leverage collaborations for conservation. During this forum, the Wildlife Habitat Council will showcase the positive impact of…

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MAA Chairman of the Board to be Roasted!!!!

Are you ready for a night of fun with “Monroe’s Most Wanted”?  Well the Community Foundation of Monroe County along with the Michigan Aggregate Association is inviting you to help us celebrate in the roasting of Rick Becker your current chairman of the MAA board of directors. The “Roast em … and Toast em” event…

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MDOT Update – Various Items

As you recall in 2015 the Michigan Legislature approved an additional $1.2 billion for highway/bridge projects that will be fully phased in by 2021.  However, even with this additional funding, MDOT is projecting that they still will have an annual funding short fall of $1.4 billion per year.  This shortfall is for the MDOT system…

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U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors

  News Release U.S. Department of Labor | July 31, 2018   U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Public Stakeholder Meetings on Reducing Mine Accidents Involving Mobile Equipment and Belt Conveyors   ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will hold six public stakeholder meetings and a webinar…

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Michigan Paving & Materials New COO – Rick Becker

Rick Becker has recently been named the Chief Operating Officer for Michigan Paving & Materials Company.  As COO, Rick will oversee all operations in MPM. Rick came to CRH with the acquisition of SE Johnson in 2003 and has over 30 years of industry experience.  His role within CRH has expanded from managing our eastern…

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MAA 2018 Summer Conference was a Success!

On behalf of Michigan Aggregates Association, we would like to thank host speakers, event sponsors and all MAA members who contributed to making this year’s summer conference at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island a memorable meeting and huge success. We hope you were able to take advantage of the multitude of activities throughout the…

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MAA Lifetime Achievement Award – Kirk Steudle, MDOT Director

At the 2018 MAA Summer Conference, Kirk Steudle, Director of MDOT, was presented with the MAA Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated superior leadership qualities and dedication to improving Michigan’s transportation system. During his tenure with MDOT, Steudle has not only been a true leader but also a champion…

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New job attraction tool for large-scale projects nets first major project for Michigan

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                         CONTACT: Tuesday, July 24, 2018                          Sara Wurfel, 517-599-3470 or swurfel@truscottrossman.com   New job attraction tool for large-scale projects nets first major project for Michigan Pfizer expansion in Portage to bring 450 new jobs, $465-million investment  Lansing, Mich. — The Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition issued the following statement after…

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