Michigan Aggregates Association

General Membership Bulletins

The 2018 Michigan Aggregates Association Foundation Raffle is underway!!!

MAA will be mailing 2018 raffle tickets to all MAA members this week so please keep a look out for them. The sale of these tickets helps the MAA Foundation raise funds for our Scholarship Program so please make sure to sell your packages and help secure that the future of our industry will be…

First ship of the 2018 season arrives at Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry

The first ship of the season arrived at the Lafarge Presque Isle Quarry in Michigan on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, The Alpena News reports. The 20-year-old vessel, the Great Lakes Trader, is both a tug boat and a barge capable of hauling 34,000 tons of aggregate and is operated by Capt. Bruce Messersmith and Chief…

MDOT weight restriction effective March 19, 2018

  MDOT has issued a spring weight restriction bulletin that imposes restrictions for the following area effective 6:00 am Monday, March 19th, 2018.   “…all state trunk line highways for the entire state of Michigan, both Upper and Lower Peninsula.” Click here to view the MDOT bulletin. http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight   As a reminder…   In addition,…

2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Spring Meeting

On May 1-3, 2018, the world of real estate development, land use planning and capital markets will meet in Detroit, Michigan for the first time since 1988.  The Urban Land Institute chose Detroit for its Spring Meeting because of the market dynamics and leadership of ULI Michigan’s Event Co-Chairs, Bobby’s Schostak and Taubman, Eric Larson…

2018 MAA Safety Slogan Contest Winner

It is with great pride that we announce the winner of the 2018 MAA Safety Slogan Contest winner is Craig Fons from GBM Sand and Gravel. While there were many great entries this year, the MAA Safety Committee selected the following slogan to represent MAA in 2018.   “Industrious by Nature, Safe by Choice”  …

NSSGA Update – Randy Lake elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for NSSGA

During the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2018 Annual Convention in Houston, Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials, was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. During the convention, Lake told NSSGA members that the Rocks Build America 2020 strategic plan would be critical to achieving positive goals for the industry, and…

MAA/AIS 2018 Annual Safety Training Make Up Class

  Mine Safety Refresher Training Make Up Class March 26, 2018 The Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) has once again partnered with AIS Construction Equipment to provide you and your employees valuable (and required) annual mine safety refresher training.   Click here for registration and location information

MDOT weight restriction effective March 6, 2018

  MDOT has issued a spring weight restriction bulletin that imposes restrictions for the following area effective 6:00 AM Tuesday, March 6, 2018. “…all state trunk line highways for the entire state of Michigan, both Upper and Lower Peninsula.”   Click here to view the MDOT bulletin. http://mdotjboss.state.mi.us/APSWB/SWBHome.htm?bulletin=weight   As a reminder… In addition, there…

MSHA Serious Accident Alert – Surface Screen Plant

      On February 8, 2018, a plant operator was shoveling material from around a crusher when a rock fell from the Surge Bin deck above, striking the victim on the head. The rock split the victim’s hardhat and the miner suffered a serious head injury. Surface-ScreenPlant-Feb 28