IAAP Hosts Midwest’s 46th Largest Aggregate Convention

Thu April 24, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Randi Wille, Meyer Material Co.; Glenda Schoening, IAAP; and Brian Rice, Hanson Material Service, get the 46th annual convention started.
(L-R): Randi Wille, Meyer Material Co.; Glenda Schoening, IAAP; and Brian Rice, Hanson Material Service, get the 46th annual convention started.
(L-R): Randi Wille, Meyer Material Co.; Glenda Schoening, IAAP; and Brian Rice, Hanson Material Service, get the 46th annual convention started. (L-R): Stopping by the West Side Tractor Sales Co. booth is Wayne Szepelak, Boughton Materials Inc., with Tate Vanovermeiren and Kelly Barr, both of West Side Tractor Sales Co. (L-R): Jerry Sheldon, Martin Equipment of Ill.; Nicki Cortum, John Deere; Mark Carter and Chris Boyer, both of William Charles Construction; and Pat Green of Martin Equipment of Ill. (L-R): Dave Bawinkel and Todd Kundinger, both of Miller-Bradford & Risberg Inc., welcome Eric White of Tri-Con Materials to the Miller-Bradford booth. (L-R): Mike Schefer, Ludwig Explosives, stops by the Atlas Copco booth to see Sturge Taggart and Jeff Spritka. Scott Robertson (R), Anna Quarries Inc., watches a Ritchie Bros., auction with Nick Pacino and Angela O’Dell, both of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. (L-R): Don Gregorius and Terry Macklin, both of American State Equipment Co., and John Cramer and Thomas Cramer, both of Casper Stolle Quarry. Kenny Gubbins (L) and Brock Warren, both of Boyd & Sons Machinery LLC, displayed their bucket teeth and other mining attachments. Sally Gillan, Bluff City Materials Inc., tries the Cat simulator while at the Patten CAT booth. James McGaw (L) and Tyler Burkholder, both of Inertia Machine, greet attendees at their booth. (L-R): David Walters, Hazemag USA; Chad Ingham, Excel Foundry; Larry Hetzel, Rock Machinery LLC; and Jim Witt and John Mowery, both of Unimin Specialty Minerals. Mark Maxey (L), Shakespeare Aggregates Inc. and Jim Kniptash, G.W. Van Keppel Co. Jim Georgantones (L) and Mike Lentsch of Unified Screening & Crushing. (L-R): Blake Donaghue, Hanson Material Service; Steve Helfers, Tredroc Tire Service; and John Norton, Patten CAT catch up at the IAAP 46th Annual Convention. Derrick Kloc (front left) and Troy Kutz of Bluff City Materials Inc., visit Matt Weinstroer at the Water Movers Inc., booth. Greg Edwards (L), Delta/Southern Illinois Companies and Jerry Hall and Jerry Sammons, both of Telsmith Inc. The G.W. Van Keppel booth was well-staffed at the annual convention. (L-R) are David Hall, Justin Hoelscher, Eldon Evans and Ken Krimmel. (L-R): Mike McNamara, Roland Machinery Co.; Rob McMahan, Vulcan Materials Co.; and Tom Elam, Roland Machinery Co., discuss the Kleemann crushers that Roland Machinery Co. represents. Bob Hubbard (L) and Steve Alexander, both of Hanson Material Service, work the Hanson Material Service booth. (L-R): Mark Domeier and Scott Rozwalka, both of Iron Planet, show Marty Hatzer of Valley View Industries how the Iron Planet online auctions work. David Clemet (L), Vulcan Materials Co., and Michael Pratt, VCNA Prairie Aggregates. (L-R): Don Bloss and Mark Powley, Loos Service & Supply Inc., with Jamie Wren and Chris Higgins of Shakespeare Aggregates Inc. (L-R): McAllister Equipment Co.’s David Piehler, Mark Seeland and Clyde Robison, with Greg Hilliard, William Charles Construction, and Jeff Lovgren of Kolberg-Pioneer. John Henriksen, executive director of IAAP, gets everyone up to speed on the legislative report. Steve Thelen, president of IAAP, welcomes everyone to the 46th annual convention.


On April 10, the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) held its 46th annual convention at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill.

The IAAP Annual Convention is the largest aggregates industry convention in the Midwest with more than 400 attendees each year. The Associates’ Expo is a key part of this event — an opportunity to see and ask questions about a large number of products and services offered by associate member companies. Educational seminars, committee reports, luncheon, and evening reception round out the all day program making for a very valuable experience.