The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) held its Annual Meeting and Trade Show, Nov. 14 to 15 at the Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. The General Session kicked off the two-day meeting with opening welcome comments from OAIMA President, Jim Meckstroth of Barrett Paving Materials. There also were announcements from OAIMA Executive Director, Patrick Jacomet; comments from National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association President, Michael Johnson; and Ohio Speaker of the House of Representatives, Larry Householder.
The event included a series of educational sessions focused on a range of subjects of significance to Ohio's aggregates industry. During session breaks and an Exhibitor Reception, attendees also had an opportunity to meet and catch up with representatives from local equipment dealers, national manufacturers and product and service providers within the trade show area where more than sixty exhibitors set up tabletop displays. The reception also featured an OA-PAC Live Auction conducted by Ritchie Bros Auctioneers.
Founded in 1918, OAIMA is a trade association representing the interests of Ohio's mining operations and those involved with the production of construction materials, such as sand, gravel, crushed stone and slag as well as salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement and recycled concrete. The association supports its membership through educational programs, outreach to the community at large and governmental officials while providing a forum for interaction among association members.
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The team from Ritchie Bros. was on hand to discuss the company’s auction services while preparing for the reception event’s OA-PAC Live Auction.
(L-R): At AGGCORP’s tabletop exhibit, Russ Burns, MPS sales manager of Terex Corporation, joined AGGCORP’s Roberto Armbruster to speak with Jonathan Stock of Tiger Sand & Gravel and Elliott Tribble, regional sales manager of Terex Cedarapids.
(L-R): Rudd Equipment Company’s Dave Sizemore, Josh Poston, Martin McCutcheon, Brian James, Vic Green and Taylor Dunifon were ready to welcome attendees during the Exhibitor Reception.
David Zimmerman (L) of the Melvin Stone Company caught up with Murphy Tractor’s Marty Hlawati during the reception.
Columbus Equipment Company’s Bob Stewart, Jeff Richards and Luke Matheson were on hand to discuss their lineup of equipment geared for the aggregates industry.
(L-R): Lakeside Sand & Gravel’s Steve Chek spoke with Ohio Cat’s Chris Harris and Screen Machine SMI’s Timm Miller along with Ohio Cat’s Brad Friend, Mike Cullen and Ned Herald.
(L-R): Eagle Crusher’s John Powell welcomes Stone Products’ Tom Kovesci and Dan Fugate as its new authorized dealer for Ohio, along with Eagle Crushers’ Greg Spina.
(L-R): Scott Wilson and Jerry Taylor of Mar-Zane Materials caught up with Southeastern Equipment Company’s Doug Neff at the reception.
OAIMA’s Dawn Hoover and Patrick Jacomet greet attendees and exhibitors while keeping an eye out to ensure that everything ran smoothly at the event.