Michigan Aggregates Association

General Membership Bulletins

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…

MSP and MDOT: Safety comes first during Monday’s total eclipse of the sun

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 CONTACT: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications 906-250-4809, weingartend@michigan.gov MSP and MDOT: Safety comes first during Monday’s total eclipse of the sun August 18, 2017 – This coming Monday, millions will be treated to a very rare astronomical event: a total eclipse of…

New contact for Michigan’s MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services – Paul Cook

We are pleased to announce that Michigan’s new contact for MSHA EFSMS is Paul Cook who recently took over for Cynthia Butcher. For those that are not familiar with the MSHA Educational Field and Small Mine Services (EFSMS), this division of MSHA provides assistance in the development or improvement of the health and safety programs…

Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition applauds policy makers for making vital job attraction tool for large-scale projects in communities across the state a reality

Will help grow good-paying jobs now; ensure Michigan isn’t left on the sidelines   Rochester Hills, Mich. — The Good Jobs for Michigan Coalition issued the following statements today after Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bipartisan Good Jobs for Michigan package (Senate Bills 242-244) into law at a potential project pipeline site in Rochester Hills. Each of the members…

Department of Natural Resources names Bill O’Neill deputy director

Michigan Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh today announced that Bill O’Neill has been named natural resources deputy for the agency, effective Sunday, Aug. 13. Current natural resources deputy, Bill Moritz, is leaving his position with the DNR to work for the Wildlife Management Institute. head-and-shoulders shot of Bill O’Neill, new Michigan DNR natural…

2017 MNDSA Award Recipient – John Friend

It is with great honor and pride that we announce the recipient of the 2017 Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award is John Friend from Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). John was the MDOT Bureau Director for Field Service Operations where he was responsible for statewide authority for standards, specifications and policies associated with MDOT construction…

2017 Sylvania Minerals Quarry Challenge

On September 24, 2017, Great Lakes Aggregates – Sylvania Minerals Quarry is hosting a 5K Quarry Challenge. This Quarry Challenge is a new 5K experience in Southeast Michigan! This course is one of the most challenging courses in Michigan and will definitely provide a thorough workout! The experience and views are spectacular. You won’t want…