IAAP Holds 48th Annual Convention in Springfield, Ill.

Three days of educational workshops and social events added to the event.

📅   Wed March 23, 2016 - Midwest Edition


(L-R): Dave and Devan Bawinkel and Todd Kundinger, all of Miller-Bradford & Risberg, are happy to show all of the product lines the company represents.
(L-R): Dave and Devan Bawinkel and Todd Kundinger, all of Miller-Bradford & Risberg, are happy to show all of the product lines the company represents.
(L-R): Dave and Devan Bawinkel and Todd Kundinger, all of Miller-Bradford & Risberg, are happy to show all of the product lines the company represents.
Dave Schneider (L), Chicagoland pumps, and Steven Read, Grindex Pumps, stand ready to talk about the different models of pumps that are available. 
(L-R): Jerry Hall, David Burton and Jerry Sammons man the Telsmith booth. 
(L-R): Bob Tota, Vulcan Materials; Alan Shoemaker, Tuscols Stone Co.; Marty Black, Midsouth Machine & Service Co.; and Kevin Cox, Vulcan Materials Co., tour the associates expo.
Arnie Taylor (L) works the ECCO Fab both with Gerald Bauer, company president.
Patten CAT brought in the Cat simulator for customers. (L-R) are Michael Gibson, John Norton, Tony Mattingly and Larry O’neill, all of Patten CAT and Michelle Elam of Simformotion LLC.
Representing Unified Screening & Crushing (L-R) are Jim Georgantones, Joe Kleason and Rod Skindrud.
(L-R): Meghan Ross, Dan Johnson and Troy Kutz, all of Bluff City Materials, and Jim Wilson, Elmhurst-Chicago stone enjoy their time at the convention.
Gov. Bruce Rauner told a crowd of more than 400 IAAP members and guests that mining companies are the barometer of Illinois’ economy and that successful companies run efficiently.  
Jeff Brasuell of Hanson Material Service visits with Tom Stern, sales manager of West Side Tractor Sales Co Inc. Phil Linoski sales manager of Howell Tractor and Equipment explains all the products lines to Jerry Master Hanson Material Service.
(L-R): Terry Macklin, Don Gregorius, both of American State Equipment Co., Tom Costello, Major Wire, and Jerry Joint American State Equipment Co., spend time at the American State Equipment booth.
Jerry Jones (second from left) of Hanson Material Service stops by the American Bin & Conveyor booth to see the latest product offerings. (L-R) are Jimmy Johnson, Jack Shecterle and Jeremy Curran, American Bin & Conveyor. 
Michael Mudd (second from left) of Riverstone Group stops by the West Side Tractor Sales Co booth to see (L-R) Tom Stern sales manager; Justin Carroll, outside sales manager; and Peter Passas sales rep, all of West Side Tractor Sales Co.
David Kidney (L) and Scott Rozwalka, both of Iron Planet, answer questions about the upcoming auction schedule.
Eldon Evans (L) of Victor L. Phillips Co. sits with Pat Meara, The G.W. Van Keppel Co. at the associates expo.
(L-R): Rodney Dustman, Illinois Department of Transportation, joins Jim Kniptash and Marty Waldorf, both of Van Keppel, at the G.W. Van Keppel Co. booth. 
(L-R) are Nick Ford, Wirtgen Group/Kleemann, and Jeff Mikus and Mike Brunson, both of Roland Machinery Co.

IAAP held its 48th Annual Convention through the first week in March in Springfield, Ill., along side the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference. Associates working in the aggregates industry had the opportunity to learn about the goods and services offered by 73 associate member companies. Three days of educational workshops and social events added to the event.

Gov. Bruce Rauner told a crowd of more than 400 IAAP members and guests that mining companies are the barometer of Illinois' economy and that successful companies run efficiently. Rauner wants to help Illinois be successful by ensuring government runs efficiently as well. Rauner indicated that, along with education, rebuilding the state's infrastructure is one of his administration's top two priorities.

Prior to Governor Rauner's speech, Randy Blankenhorn, IDOT secretary, addressed the convention and spoke about the new federal highway program saying it was good but not good enough to ensure the work that needs to be done gets done. With the looming revenue shortfall for Illinois' road program, he noted the need for a sustainable revenue source to ensure the general health of Illinois' infrastructure. Blankenhorn also discussed plans to ensure IDOT remains efficient and fills staffing gaps that will help make the agency better.