OAIMA Hosts Annual Legislative Reception at Statehouse

Sun March 01, 2015 - Midwest Edition
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Linda Meier (L) of Ohio CAT and OAIMA Executive Assistant Maralynn Loos welcome association members and Ohio’s lawmakers to the OAIMA Legislative Reception.
Linda Meier (L) of Ohio CAT and OAIMA Executive Assistant Maralynn Loos welcome association members and Ohio’s lawmakers to the OAIMA Legislative Reception.
Linda Meier (L) of Ohio CAT and OAIMA Executive Assistant Maralynn Loos welcome association members and Ohio’s lawmakers to the OAIMA Legislative Reception. (L-R): Brian Barger of Eastman & Smith Ltd., speaks with Ohio State Rep., House District 75, Kathleen Clyde and OAIMA Executive Director Pat Jacomet. (L-R): OAIMA Executive Director Pat Jacomet catches up with State Sen., 14th District, Joe Uecker; Melvin Stone Company President Dennis Garrison; Shelly Company Vice President Ted Lemmon; and Martin Marietta Materials’s Chris Gross . (L-R): Bill Seitz, Ohio Sen., District 8, talks with Brad Belden of the Belden Brick Company and State Rep., District 52, Wes Retherford. (L-R): Kevin Ernst of Terracon speaks with Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological Survey’s J.D. Stucker and Michael Angle. (L-R): The Shelly Company’s Denny Larr joined Ohio Sen., District 8, Bill Seitz; OAIMA Executive Director Pat Jacomet; State Sen., District 17, Bob Peterson; and State Sen.,  District 30, Lou Gentile. (L-R): The Shelly Company’s Samuel Schmitz, Dale Mathew, Chad Reel and Jason Emch welcomed the opportunity to meet and speak with Ohio’s lawmakers. (L-R): Chris Gross and Monte Yates of Martin Marietta Materials catch up with Thomas Wissinger of Olen Corporation.

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association’s 17th Annual Legislative Reception was held on Jan. 27 in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse.

The event followed a legislative briefing and offered Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) members an opportunity to meet with Ohio’s elected lawmakers in an informal setting to share their thoughts regarding a variety of issues impacting Ohio’s aggregate industry.

Many of the conversations during the reception involved mine safety reforms, with an emphasis on improving worker safety through the reduction of duplicative efforts to more effectively utilize limited resources. Other subjects included support for funding of the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Zoning laws and the protection of access to Ohio’s aggregate resources also were discussed.

Reception sponsors were: Barrett Paving Materials, Inc.; East Fairfield Coal Co., Limestone Division; Eastman & Smith Ltd. Gerken Materials Inc.; Hanson Aggregates; MGQ, Inc.; Martin Marietta; Mar-Zane Materials; The Melvin Stone Co.; National Lime & Stone Co.; The Olen Corporation; The Shelly Co.; Terracon Consultants Inc.; and Watson Gravel Inc.

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association is Ohio’s trade association representing the interests of mining operations and other aggregate processing operations with the exception of coal. Members are involved with commodities such as construction materials, both natural and manmade, sand, gravel, slag, and crushed limestone, dolomite, and sandstone, salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement, and recycled concrete.