Michigan Aggregates Association

General Membership Bulletins

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!…

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…

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…

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…

Great Lakes District Council Annual Meeting

The fall 1-day MSHA workshop of the Michigan Chapter of the Holmes Safety Association will be held in Gaylord on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Please click here to learn more about the event.

President Trump nominates David Zatezalo for MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor

On Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, President Trump announced his nomination of David G. Zatezalo, 62, for the position of assistant secretary of labor for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), The Intelligencer. Wheeling News-Register reports. Before retiring in 2014, Zatezalo served in several top positions at Rhino Resources, a coal company that clashed…

Administration Names Acting-Ass’t Secretary of MSHA

The Trump Administration has announced its selection of Wayne Palmer to serve as acting assistant secretary for MSHA. Palmer has been serving as the Trump Administration’s chief of staff of the Department of Labor (DOL), and will be replaced there by Nicholas Geale, DOL’s solicitor. Earlier in his career, Palmer served as chief of staff…

Detroit Career Readiness Program Graduates First High School Class

Detroit High Schoolers Are on Track for Good-Paying Careers after Completing 16-Week Apprenticeship Program DETROIT –– The first class of Detroit high schoolers have graduated from the Workforce of the Future & Career Readiness Coalition program.  A graduation ceremony and dinner was held on August 17, 2017 for Detroit High School juniors and seniors who…

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…