IAAP Hosts 49th Annual Convention in Springfield, Ill.

📅   Mon March 13, 2017 - National Edition


David Sivill (L) of Central Stone Co. and Don Sobolewski of Chapel Steel tour the associates expo area.
David Sivill (L) of Central Stone Co. and Don Sobolewski of Chapel Steel tour the associates expo area.
David Sivill (L) of Central Stone Co. and Don Sobolewski of Chapel Steel tour the associates expo area. (L-R) are Eric Brown, Frank Anderson, Jerry Mester and Jim Sergent, all of Hanson Material Service. Mike Mudd (L), Riverstone Group, and Dale Hillman, Central Stone Co.,  discuss the industry at the convention. Ron Raupp (L), Thelen Sand & Gravel, and Alan Shoemaker, Tuscola Stone Co., enjoy their time at the expo Mike Brunson (L), Roland Machinery, and Mike McCullock, Wirtgen Group, chat at the Roland Machinery booth. Ann Redmond (L) and Jerry Sammons, both of Telsmith, attend the show. (L-R) are Casey Fencl, Rebecca Menditto and Larry Sims, all of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. Alan Johnson (L) and Phil Linoski, both of Howell Tractor and Equipment, showcase the company’s mining product line. (L-R) are Randy Polaczek, John Barthel and Ed Bartholomew, all of Hanson Material Service. Jodi Perez (L), IAAP office manager, and Randi Wille of LaFargeHolcim welcome the attendees to the annual convention. Hugh Gallivant (L), president of the Illinois Association of Aggregates Producers, Mid-America Sand & Gravel, and Dan Eichholz, executive director of IAAP, kick off the annual convention with their opening remarks. (L-R): Donald Hastie of Hastie Mining; Craig Wood, RB Scott; Cary Lampert, United Contractors Midwest; and Kevin Beyer, Superior Industries, explore the convention booths (L-R) are Paul Koenig, PPI; Tom Costello, Major Wire; and Don Gregorius and Terry Macklin, both of American State Equipment Co. Pete Colangelo (R), Ozinga Materials, stops by the Finkbiner Equipment Co. booth to see (L-R) Dan Buck, Don Fitzgerald and Jerry Joynt. (L-R): Brad Franks, Chuck Rupert and Matt Smith man the Martin Equipment Co. booth. L-R): Jeff Jones of Hanson Material Service welcomes representatives of new member company Martin Implement, including Bob Keel, Barry Hubscher and Dave Wawrzyniec.  
(L-R): Jack Hennessey, Delta Companies — Southern Illinois Stone; Mark Noel, Shakespeare Aggregates, and Jim Koerkenmeier, Keysport Sand & Gravel, attend the IAAP expo. Nick Pyszka (L) and Chris Maynard represent TCI Manufacturing. Brad Renwick (L) and John Bognar, both of Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., attend the event. Amanda Dossett (L), Atlas Equipment Service, and Jerry Hoover of Hoover Conveyor came in from Meyersdale, Pa., for the annual convention. Scott Rozwalka (L) and David Kidney represent IronPlanet at the IAAP convention. Marty Waldorf, supply division, of G.W. Van Keppel Co., answers attendees’ questions.

IAAP held its 49th Annual Convention in Springfield, Ill., on Feb. 23, which was combined with the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference. More than 400 IAAP members and guests attended the event, which included a presentation from IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn, educational seminars and much more.

During his speech at the convention, Blakenhorn said that he supports user fees that will provide an increase in revenue for Illinois' transportation system. He also discussed the popular “Lockbox Amendment,” which will help ensure transportation related taxes and fees are used to build and maintain roads, but acknowledged issues with the state's operating budget. According to Blakenhorn, IDOT's focus will be on maintaining the state's highway system with an emphasis on ensuring bridges are safe, and highlighted several big projects IDOT will be working toward, including a public-private partnership.

Guests also had the opportunity to learn more about the aggregate industry in Illinois through educational seminars. A number of speakers addressed a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to:

• Changes to Illinois' aggregate policy and a look into the future

• Key factors that make a high frequency screen work and how to turn waste products into sellable products

• How automated drones enhance safety measures today and where our industry will further benefit from drone technology in the near future

• Best management practices that improve risk management and liability protection in blasting operations

For more information and to download the seminars, visit www.iaapaggregates.org/convention2017eduprogram.htm.

IAAP Board of Directors member Alan Shoemaker of Tuscola Stone was honored during convention for his outstanding service as chair of the Safety Committee from 2012 to 2017. He has turned over the position to Jason Schlee of Vulcan Materials.

Sponsors of the Sustainability Reception included: Altorfer, Anderson Environmental, Bluff City Materials, Buckley Powder, Casper Stolle Quarry, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Elmhurst-Chicago Stone, Fairmount Santrol-Wedron Silica, Hanson Material Service, LafargeHolcim, Martin Equipment, Mid-America Sand & Gravel, Orica Mining, Ozinga Materials, Raimonde Drilling, Roland Machinery, Stantec Consulting Services, Thelen Sand & Gravel, Tri-Con Materials, Unified Screening & Crushing and Vulcan Materials Company.

Sponsors of the silent auction included: Anna Quarries, Bluff City Materials, Brownfield Environmental Engineering Resources, Buckley Powder, Casper Stolle Quarry, Don Sobolewski of Chapel Steel, Hanson Material Service, LafargeHolcim, Ozinga Materials, Polydeck Screen, Process Machinery, Sauls Seismic, The G. W. Van Keppel, Thelen Sand and Gravel, Tuscola Stone and West Side Tractor.

For more information, visit www.iaap-aggregates.org.