Michigan Aggregates Association

General Membership Bulletins

F.G. Cheney Limestone donates Pyrite

While recently mining in their Bellevue quarry, F.G. Cheney Limestone uncovered a unique deposit of pyrite.  This pyrite (fool’s gold) deposit was located within a piece of limestone that also contained bands of calcite.  For a couple months this impressive specimen adorned the counter of their scale house and was viewed by all that visited. …

The Michigan Geological Survey

The mission of the Geological Survey: The mission of the Michigan Geological Survey is to conduct and facilitate basic and applied geological research that promotes the best use of Michigan’s geological resources for their social and economic benefits, while protecting associated resource values and the environment.   BACKGROUND: Michigan’s natural resources are the foundation for…

MAA Conducts Inaugural Environmental Audit

In the spirit of continuous improvement, the MAA Environmental Committee has begun conducting peer environmental audits of member facilities.  As part of these audits, committee members conduct a walk thru of various aspects of the producer’s operations including their lab, quarry mining operations, crushing and screening operations, oil storage building, garage, etc.  In each area…

Revisions to Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act

MAA has recently learned that the Department of Labor (DOL) recently defended its revised and narrower interpretation of the “advice exception” in the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). In a nutshell, the Rule covers certain services that attorneys provide to clients related to certain anti-union or union free communications, training, policy development etc.,…

2016 Legislative Affairs Meeting & Walleye Fishing Trip

  The 2016 Legislative Affairs meeting & Walleye fishing trip hosted by Michigan Aggregates Association was a huge success!!! Thanks to all that attended this annual event and we are already making plans for a bigger event for next year, with hopes and anticipation that bigger fish will be caught!!

It’s time to sell MAA Foundation Raffle tickets!!!!

This past week you may have noticed that your company received a number of 2016 Michigan Aggregates Association Foundation Raffle Tickets. The sale of these tickets helps the MAA Foundation raise funds for our Scholarship Program so please make sure to sell your allotted packages and help secure that the future of our industry will…

Michigan Geological Survey

Are you interested in expanding your mining operations into new green space or have prospective land in your sights that may contain aggregate deposits?  If so, you may want to contact the Michigan Geological Survey (located at Western Michigan University) as they have the expertise to to map glacial geology and evaluate areas which have a high…

2016 MAA General Membership Survey Results (Event Changes)

A big thanks to the many MAA members that participated in the 2016 General Membership Survey. As was highlighted when this 67 question survey was published in January 2016, we want to ensure that MAA is operating in a manner that is consistent with the desires of the membership. As you may recall, this comprehensive…