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OAIMA Board of Directors Adopts Veteran's Resolution

Tue September 05, 2017 - Midwest Edition #18
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President Todd Young signs the resolution as the OAIMA Board and Senator Frank LaRose look on.
President Todd Young signs the resolution as the OAIMA Board and Senator Frank LaRose look on.

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) and its members are committed to workforce development and United States veterans. To this end, the OAIMA Board recently adopted the following resolution:

WHEREAS, hiring and retaining qualified and motivated employees is vital to the industry and the citizens of Ohio who utilize our products, and

WHEREAS, we recognize that United States veterans and their families possess many of the qualities such as creativity, problem solving and attention to safety that are integral to the continued success of our industry, our state and our nation, and

WHEREAS, veterans, through their training, and military family members through their sacrifices, have proven to be reliable, independent and hardworking team members,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors this 15th day of February, 2017, that the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association does hereby proclaim its full support for the industry's commitment to outreach efforts to engage Veterans eager to enter the workforce to consider careers in the surface mining industry.

In addition to OAIMA Board members, those in attendance at the signing were State Senator Frank LaRose (R- 27th Senate District and U.S. Army Veteran) and Ohio Veterans Services Workforce Consultant Ryan Blackburn.

OAIMA Executive Director Pat Jacomet said, “OAIMA is proud of our country and the men and women who protect our freedoms. We hope that through the adoption of this resolution and our continuing outreach efforts as led by our Workforce Development committee, our deserving United States veterans will consider the aggregates and industrial minerals industry as a viable and rewarding career choice.”

With more than 200 members statewide, The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) represents all of the state's mining operations, except coal, along with companies that supply goods and services to those operations. These commodities valued at more than $1 billion, include mostly construction materials, both natural and manmade, such as aggregates (sand, gravel, slag, crushed limestone, dolomite and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement and recycled concrete.

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