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MAA Insurance Program???

MAA Insurance Program???

The MAA is conducting a survey of membership to gauge the interest in offering group insurance coverage through an association sponsored plan.  Recent changes enacted by President Trump’s administration allow association plans as a new option for employers beginning in 2019.  These new Association plans would allow small employer groups to band together through the…

Paul Ajegba – MDOT’s new Metro Region Engineer

Paul Ajegba – MDOT’s new Metro Region Engineer

MDOT recently announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Ajegba, PE as the new Metro Region Engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Mr. Ajegba holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, and a Master of Science Degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan. He…

2018 MDOT/MAA Bus Tour

2018 MDOT/MAA Bus Tour

  On September 10, 2018, MAA members (Fisher Companies and Hubscher and Son) opened their facilities for our annual MDOT/MAA bus tour.  During this yearly tradition over 50 representatives from the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Aggregates Association were informed about the various aspects of sand and gravel mining, dredging, dock and recycling…

Thank you for attending our Roast ‘Em & Toast ‘Em event!

Thank you for attending our Roast ‘Em & Toast ‘Em event!

A huge THANK YOU to all who attended, gave to, and sponsored the first ever “Roast ‘Em and Toast ‘Em” fundraising event.  The event was a huge success. Because of your generosity and giving, $30,000 was raised! A special shout-out to the “Roast ‘Em and Toast ‘Em” sponsors: Michigan Gas Utilities James S. Jacobs Architects…

Member Update – Bill Hodges Continues to Build the Industry

Member Update – Bill Hodges Continues to Build the Industry

  Bill Hodges has been a staple in the aggregate industry for decades.  However, it’s been a few years since Bill retired from Michigan CAT and I’m sure you are wondering what has been filling his time.  Well he moved up to Harbor Springs and has become very involved in the Industrial Arts Institute where…

Great Lakes District Council Annual Meeting

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 4, 2018. Please click here to learn more about the event.

Call for MAA Live/Silent Auction Items!!!!

Call for MAA Live/Silent Auction Items!!!!

During the 2018 MAA Winter Conference, the MAA Public Relations Committee will be holding a silent auction to raise money for the MAA Foundation.  Therefore, this is a formal request to the entire MAA membership for donations of items, excursions, services, or even monetary donations to help make this second annual silent auction a success.…

MSHA Fatality Alert – Entanglement in Pulley

MSHA Fatality Alert – Entanglement in Pulley

On August 22, 2018, a 29-year old miner with 1 year of experience was fatally injured while cleaning a snub pulley.  The victim was working from an aerial lift located under the belt conveyor when he became entangled in the conveyor pulley. Click here to view the full MSHA Fatality Report.  

MSHA Safety Topic: Conveyor Belts – Safety at Surface Mines

MSHA Safety Topic: Conveyor Belts – Safety at Surface Mines

Conveyor belts are an important method of material haulage at many surface and underground mines. Systems range from a single belt to a series of belts spanning miles. All conveyor belt systems, or belt conveyors, have inherent dangers while in motion. Fatal accidents related to working near, inspecting, adjusting or maintaining conveyor belts occur each…

Tony Kratofil named MDOT COO

Tony Kratofil named MDOT COO

  MDOT is pleased to announce that Tony Kratofil has been named MDOT’s new chief operations officer and chief engineer. Tony brings a wealth of managerial and technical experience to the position. In his most recent assignment as the Metro Region engineer, he was able to effectively negotiate very complex and sensitive mitigation measures with…

MSHA Fatality Report – Truck Runs over Driver

MSHA Fatality Report – Truck Runs over Driver

On April 12, 2018, Manuel G. Rodriguez, a 59 year old customer truck driver, received fatal injuries, when he fell from his truck and was run over by the truck’s rear wheels.   Mr. Rodriguez was attempting to scan a card that identifies customer trucks entering the facility to load material.  Investigators believe Mr. Rodriguez approached…

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Safety Bulletin – Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches

Eaton has identified a potential non-conformance with certain Eaton Heavy Duty 30A and 60A Safety Switches. The safety switch can potentially supply power when the handle is in the “off” position, subjecting the operator of the switch or any downstream equipment to risk of serious bodily injury or death.   Click here to read the…