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MAA Legislative Update at Toledo Beach Marina

On June 15, 2017, MAA held a Legislative Update on the docks of the Toledo Beach Marina. Topics included updates on the current political climate as well as long term political strategies. A few of the items discussed were: • 2018 State of Michigan Budget • MAA’s involvement with the Governor’s “Good Jobs for Michigan…

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MDEQ Revises Relocation Notice Timeframe for Portable Crushing Equipment

Based on ongoing discussions between MAA and MDEQ regarding difficulty in meeting the 10-day notice requirement when relocating portable crushing facilities, MDEQ has recently modified their “Michigan Environmental Compliance Guide for Nonmetallic Mineral Crushing Facilities” to allow for a shortened relocation notice if certain conditions are satisfied. Page 1-15 of the guide has been revised…

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Wilson named to Northwood University Board of Trustees

MIDLAND, Mich. – Northwood University has named Robert W. Wilson, vice president of Mid-Michigan Materials of Jeddo, Michigan, to the university’s Board of Trustees. Wilson joins five additional new members on Northwood’s board.  Currently, Wilson is responsible for operations, quality control, financial affairs, and is involved with all strategic planning and oversight for the business.…

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Support the MAA PAC

It’s common knowledge that there is more money being spent in politics today than ever before. With so much “big money” in today’s political theatre, how can individuals still have a voice in the political process? One of the best ways to make sure your voice is heard is to contribute to a political action…

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Good Jobs for Michigan

At the request of the Governor’s office, MAA has joined the “Good Jobs for Michigan” coalition and has been hitting the pavement in an effort to drum up support for the “Good Jobs for Michigan” package. A quick highlight of the package is as follows: • The Good Jobs for Michigan legislation provides an incentive…

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Great Lakes Aggregates – Sylvania Minerals Quarry Hosts Elementary School Tour

Carri Dyl – Ritter Elementary School Teacher recently provided the following regarding an exciting and informative trip to the Great Lakes Aggregates – Sylvania Minerals Quarry Ritter Elementary second graders recently took a trip to the Sylvania Minerals Quarry. The trip was sponsored by the Quarry. The kids were provided with a pizza lunch (YEAH)…

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2017 Summer Conference Registration is NOW OPEN!

We are super excited for this years summer conference as we head back to Crystal Mountain.  We have a lot of fun events planned for this summer and cannot wait to see all of you there.  Remember you can register and pay online via our website!!  You can click on 2017 Registration and it will take…

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MAA Plays Active Role in 7th Annual Construction Science Expo

MAA played a key role in exposing 1,000 Detroit school students to the many career opportunities in the construction and design industry. A special thanks to City of Detroit Mayor Duggan, Representative Leslie Love and Andy Doctoroff from Governor Snyder’s office for their support and helping kick off this great event. This annual event exposes…

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MAA Lobbies D.C. for Sustainable Infrastructure Funding

Last week, MAA along with various companies from not only Michigan but also across the nation visited Washington D.C. to take part in the 2017 Transportation Construction Coalition – Fly In. The Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) was established in 1996 and includes 31 national associations (including NSSGA) and labor unions with a direct market interest…

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Stoneco Hosts Ida Elementary School Tour

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Stoneco of Michigan hosted the Ida Elementary School at their Ottawa Lake quarry. The day began with a full tour of the quarry followed by lunch and an information presentation about construction aggregates. The day wrapped up with a souvenir rock hunt. This annual event has quickly become one of…

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MSHA Serious Accident Alert: Surface – Cement

A miner had just finished welding on the plant’s crusher and decided to jump from the next to the last step of a fixed ladder to reach the ground. When the victim hit the ground, he fell backwards and was impaled by a pry bar that was left standing upright on the ground. The victim…

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NSSGA Update – MSHA Again Extends Effective Date of Examinations of Working Places Rule

The effective date for the MSHA Examinations of Working Places Rule has been extended by the agency to October 2, 2017. NSSGA had requested an indefinite extension until the rule’s legal status is determined. In addition to providing comments and working with other aligned stakeholders, NSSGA also briefed lawmakers with Congressional oversight of MSHA in…