The three-day agenda was packed with seminars on leadership, basic aggregate principles and, above all, safety issues.
Among the many presenters were Nick Sterling and Barry McCauley of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, who spoke on the handling of explosives; Larry Paris of Fox Valley Fire and Safety, who covered fire suppression, safety and compliance; and Pat Kirk, supervisor of the Mine Safety and Health Administration's Peru field office, who addressed the MNHA's priority concerns in Illinois.
The keynote address was delivered by Omer Osman, who was recently appointed secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation by Gov. J. B. Pritzker.
(L-R): IAAP staffers Jodi Crowe, Dan Eichholz and Shawn McKinney were responsible in large measure for the success of this year’s convention.
Curt Meyer demonstrates the Cat simulator at the Altorfer Cat booth.
(L-R): Kyle Lucas, Stephen Buskey and Jason Zeibert of Finkbiner Equipment Co.
(L-R): Clyde Robison of Finkbiner Equipment Co. enjoys a hot beverage in the company of Michael Nolan and Kort Alcorn, both of VCNA Prairie Aggregates.
(L-R): Elliot Archibald and Rob Vogel of Q4 Impact Group get together with Steve Thelen of Thelen Sand & Gravel.
(L-R): Josh Quinn and Terry Croxford of Bluff City Materials Co. meet with Dale Lickenbrock of Fred Weber Inc.
Nick Klein (L) and Gordon Sentry of 5R Enterprises.
(L-R): Talking shop at the expo are Neil Mullan and Joe Peters of Powerscreen Midwest Crushing & Screening; Dan Johnson and Troy Kutz of Bluff City Materials; and Tim Scannell of Powerscreen Midwest Crushing & Screening.
Scott Napiecek (L) and Bruce Troxel of R.B. Scott.
(L-R): Terry Macklin of American State Equipment Co.; Tom Costello of Major Wire; Don Gregorius of American State Equipment Co.; and Brian Gantenbein of Precision Pulley & Idler.
Staffing the Martin Implement booth at the expo (L-R) are Bob Keel, Dave Wawrzyniec and Randy Dolister.
IAAP President Aaron Ozinga delivers his opening remarks at the convention.
Ron Svartoein (L) and Tate Van Overmeiren (R) of West Side Tractor Sales Co meet with Scott Letzter of LafargeHolcim.
Ron Svartoein and Meghan Hargrave of West Side Tractor Sales Co. meet with Greg Hilliard of Civil Materials.
Eric Helm of Civil Materials (C) meets with Spud Miller (L) and Jim Deininger of Orica Mining.
Becky Kazmierski (C) of LafargeHolcim says hello to Tony Pona (L) and Will Gmerek of Rudd Equipment.
(L-R): Ryan and Ann Leslie of Raimonde Drilling stop by the Epiroc USA booth staffed by Sturges Taggart and Jeff Spritka.
(L-R): Dwayne Goss, Eldon Evans and Matt Rackers of Rackers Equipment Co.
Gerald Bauer (L), president, and Arnie Taylor of ECCO FAB.
(L-R): Jack Kleason, Tyler Moretto, Rod Skindrud and Jim Georgantones of Unified Screening and Crushing.
Mark Rademaker, president of American Bin and Conveyor.
(L-R): Devan Bawinkel, Dave Bawinkel and Todd Kundinger of Miller-Bradford & Risberg Inc.
(L-R): James Jesuit, Matt Roland and Chris Ingram of Roland Machinery.
Alan Johnson (L) of Howell Tractor & Equipment Co. and Alan Shoemaker of Tuscola Stone Co.
Mike Boyda (L) of Vulcan Materials Co. and Mike Morton of Howell Tractor & Equipment Co.
(L-R): Kent Kleiman, Scott Rozwalka and John Wilmesher of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.
Chuck Rupert (L) and Joe Dalton of Martin Equipment Co.
Mike McCulloch (L) of Wirtgen Group and Kelly Graves of Roland Machinery Co.