Michigan Aggregates Association

General Membership Bulletins

Leaders discuss Michigan’s ‘buried treasures’ as key to high-tech future

First-ever conference spotlights natural resource-based industries’ role in state’s economy, communities and job growth State policy leaders and industry and academic experts today dug deep into the importance and potential of Michigan’s abundant underground resources in building Michigan’s economic future. Hundreds of companies around the state, mostly locally based small businesses, extract oil, natural gas…

2018 MAA Annual Conference

A special thanks to all that participated and attended this years annual conference at Fire Keeper Casino and Resort in Battle Creek. The new layout and training sessions certainly provided a wealth of information to all members. It was our honor to have Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, former US Navy Seal sniper, share his experiences overseas…

MAA Plays Key Role in Governor’s Summit on Extractive Industries

MAA was proud to play a key role in the development and execution of the first-ever Governor’s Summit on Extractive Industries.  The summit focused on increasing awareness of the state’s extractive and natural resource based industries as a cohesive economic sector, a building block to Michigan’s future, encouraging investment and growth, protecting natural resources through…

2018 MAA Pheasant Hunt

2018 MAA Pheasant Hunt

Great networking and camaraderie was to be had at the 2018 MAA Pheasant Hunt!!! Thanks to all that attended the Michigan Aggregates Association pheasant hunt this past Friday and a special thanks to Dustin Krasny (Representative from Congressman Walberg’s office), Joe Robison (Michigan DNR) and Dave Ladd (Kelley Cawthorne) for providing an insight into various…

2018 MAA Scholarship Application

Do you know of a student that is interested in pursuing a career in the field of mineral extraction?  Or maybe you know a student that is interested in one of the many fields that support this field.  If so, please pass along the 2018 MAA Scholarship Application form and have them submit it to…

2018 MAA Distinguished Service Award

  Every year, the Michigan Aggregates Association presents its most prestigious award, the Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award, to an individual who has contributed in a very special way to the advancement of our industry.     If you know a person that has demonstrated significant influence to Michigan’s aggregate industry, exemplifies the true meaning…

MAA Celebrates 2017 during their Annual Winter Conference

MAA members enjoyed networking and great company during the 2017 MAA Winter Conference and finished off the year in a big way with the sounds of a live auction along with the festive tunes of the Simone Vitale Band filling the Pantlind Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. In was is now…

NSSGA Update

NSSGA Update

  Trump Administration Selects Past NSSGA Safety Committee Chair to Serve as Senior Advisor to MSHA Assistant Secretary Aggregates industry veteran Ed Elliott joined MSHA as a senior advisor to the acting assistant secretary. With a 30-year career in the aggregates industry, recently working as director of safety and health for Rogers Group, Inc., Elliott…

Provide comments on MSHA regulations to repeal, replace or modify

On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777, entitled “Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda.”  This Executive Order directs each agency to review existing regulations to assess compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden.  As part of this review, MSHA seeks stakeholders’ assistance in identifying those regulations that could be repealed, replaced, or modified without…