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Dayton Gem and Mineral Club Visits Quarry

This past week Stoneco of Michigan and Great Lakes Aggregates jointly hosted a visit from the Dayton Gem and Mineral Club to the Stoneco Maybee Quarry. As a follow-up, the following was sent from the club thanking the two companies for their time and hospitality. For most of us who have never been to the…

MSHA Fatalgram: Fall of Material

On July 20, 2017, a miner was driving wedges into a block of granite in an attempt to break it loose.  A piece of granite weighing 9 tons fell and crushed the victim against the quarry floor. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatalgram. This is the 6th fatality reported in calendar year 2017…

MSP and MDOT: Safety comes first during Monday’s total eclipse of the sun

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 CONTACT: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications 906-250-4809, weingartend@michigan.gov MSP and MDOT: Safety comes first during Monday’s total eclipse of the sun August 18, 2017 – This coming Monday, millions will be treated to a very rare astronomical event: a total eclipse of…

Careers in Aggregate Recruiting Video

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METAL/NONMETAL – Serious Accident

Surface – Industry Sand – Two miners were attempting to access a plugged grizzly screen by excavating a slot cut trench when the trench walls collapsed, engulfing the miners. During an initial rescue attempt, the walls collapsed further, trapping two additional miners. The material was waist high on three of the miners and was over…

New contact for Michigan’s MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services – Paul Cook

We are pleased to announce that Michigan’s new contact for MSHA EFSMS is Paul Cook who recently took over for Cynthia Butcher. For those that are not familiar with the MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services (EFSMS), this division of MSHA provides assistance in the development or improvement of the health and safety programs…

Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition applauds policy makers for making vital job attraction tool for large-scale projects in communities across the state a reality

Will help grow good-paying jobs now; ensure Michigan isn’t left on the sidelines   Rochester Hills, Mich. — The Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition issued the following statements today after Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bipartisan Good Jobs for Michigan package (Senate Bills 242-244) into law at a potential project pipeline site in Rochester Hills. Each of the members…

Department of Natural Resources names Bill O’Neill deputy director

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh today announced that Bill O’Neill has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, effective Sunday, Aug. 13. Current natural resources deputy, Bill Moritz, is leaving his position with the DNR to work for the Wildlife Management Institute. head-and-shoulders shot of Bill O’Neill, new Michigan DNR natural…

MAA 2017 Summer Conference was a Success!

On behalf of Michigan Aggregates Association, we would like to thank host speakers, board members, and all MAA members who contributed to making this year’s summer conference in Crystal Mountain a huge success! We hope you were able to take advantage of the multitude of activities throughout the conference. More importantly, we hope your experience was filled…

2017 Summer Conference Presentations

The Connected Quarry OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica: What you need to know 29 CFR 1926:1153

2017 MNDSA Award Recipient – John Friend

It is with great honor and pride that we announce the recipient of the 2017 Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award is John Friend from Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). John was the MDOT Bureau Director for Field Service Operations where he was responsible for statewide authority for standards, specifications and policies associated with MDOT construction…

Mid Michigan Materials is a proud sponsor of the 5th annual Blue Water SandFest sand sculpting competition.

Each year we donate our slurry sand, which used for the sand sculptures and demonstrations. The annual event is a fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Fort Gratiot Light Station and raises money for the rehabilitation of the lighthouse and grounds. Over $135K has been raised over the event’s history. Click here to read…