OAIMA Hosts Annual Meeting, Trade Show in Columbus

📅   Wed December 09, 2009 - Midwest Edition
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(L-R): Hall Industrial Company’s Bob Keaton, Scott George and Scott Lipker greet attendees at their booth.
(L-R): Hall Industrial Company’s Bob Keaton, Scott George and Scott Lipker greet attendees at their booth.
(L-R): Hall Industrial Company’s Bob Keaton, Scott George and Scott Lipker greet attendees at their booth. (L-R): Ohio CAT’s Ned Herald and Dave Wiederhold are joined by IROCK Crusher’s Sean Donaghy to talk about material processing. (L-R): Aggcorp’s John Fork and Roberto Armruster meet up with Terex Powerscreen’s Tyler Trowbridge, Aggcorp President Sean McIvor and Ross Duff of Duff Quarry to welcome OAIMA attendees. (L-R): Southeastern Equipment Company’s Tim Saine and Doug Neff join Eagle Crusher’s Chris Harris and Bill Royce to talk with attendees about crushing and screening. Aggregate Manufacturing International’s Edd Purdue (L) and Brad Cragen had a full line of equipment options to discuss with attendees. ESCO’s Kevin Rushton (L) and Universal Engineering’s Dick Pohorsky team up at the Stone Products exhibit.

The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) held its annual meeting and trade show on Nov. 19 and 20 at the Easton Hilton in Columbus, Ohio.

OAIMA President Ken Holland of The Olen Corporation opened the event with comments during the general session. Following up, OAIMA Executive Director Patrick Jacomet provided a year in review analysis while Gus Edwards, executive vice president of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association presented a Washington update.

Sessions covered such topics as accident prevention, dredging, underground mining, air permits and advances in lubricants.

Attendees were treated to a lunch sponsored by Stone Products Inc. and were entertained and informed by keynote speaker, sportscaster and inspirational speaker Howard Kellman. The general session was sponsored by Austin Powder Co., Bowser-Morner Inc. and Gerken Materials with guest speaker comedian Dave Dugan.

During breaks and the evening reception, attendees were able to meet with equipment and service providers at table top displays situated throughout the meeting area.