(L-R): Tim Smith, Fred Makenin, Rob Wenzlick and Greg Hartman, all of Maverick Environmental Equipment LLC, stand ready to discuss the company’s lineup of Eagle Crusher and McCloskey machines.
The Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) annual conference and trade show was held at the Fire Keepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich., on Feb. 6 to 8. The conference featured a series of educational sessions that included presentations on safety, aggregates quality control, proper equipment operation and maintenance practices and updates on air quality permitting and information about Tier IV regeneration.
The trade show offered an opportunity for attendees to meet with representatives from local equipment dealers, national manufacturers and product and service providers to discuss the latest innovations in equipment and products in a table top exhibit area of the show. The trade show portion of the event included a Welcome Reception with beverages and appetizers sponsored by AIS Construction Equipment and Michigan Cat. On the second day of the event beverages were sponsored by Alta Equipment Company.
The annual meeting provided an MAA update and a legislative review along with a Michigan economic outlook and a talk was given by keynote speaker Kevin Lacz, former US Navy Seal and bestselling author who spoke about the importance of identifying and overcoming risks.
Founded in 1960, the Michigan Aggregates Association (MAA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests, growth and welfare of Michigan's aggregates industry. MAA membership includes those involved with the production of crushed stone, sand and gravel, industrial and recycled materials along with suppliers of equipment and other goods and services needed to produce mineral products.
The MAA is active in keeping elected officials informed about this issues that impact Michigan's aggregates industry, serving in an advisory capacity regarding regulations involving health and safety, land use, taxation, material specifications, land reclamation and the environment. The association keeps its membership informed on regulatory and other developments and issues through educational programs, business meetings and newsletters,