OAIMA Hosts Legislative Reception

On May 3, the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) held its annual legislative reception in the Ohio state capitol rotunda.

📅   Fri May 20, 2016 - Midwest Edition


(L-R): John Dorka of the Ohio Forestry Association and Gayle Manning, Ohio state senator, spoke with Dan Mapes of National Lime and Stone, and Brad Barger of Eastman & Smith during the event.
(L-R): John Dorka of the Ohio Forestry Association and Gayle Manning, Ohio state senator, spoke with Dan Mapes of National Lime and Stone, and Brad Barger of Eastman & Smith during the event.
(L-R): John Dorka of the Ohio Forestry Association and Gayle Manning, Ohio state senator, spoke with Dan Mapes of National Lime and Stone, and Brad Barger of Eastman & Smith during the event. 
(L-R): Pat Jacomet, OAIMA executive director, catches up with Brad Belden of the Belden Brick Company, and Tom Patton, Ohio state senator and majority floor leader. 
(L-R): Linda Meier of Ohio CAT and Dale Drysdale, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, talk about aggregate issues with Bill Beagle, Ohio senator.
Lou Gentile (L), Ohio state senator, and Dennis Garrison, CEO of Melvin Stone Company, attend the event. 
(L-R): Ed Beach of Shelly Materials, and Todd Young of Mar-zane Materials, join Jay Garrison of Shelly Materials. 
Mike Angle (L) and J. D. Stucker of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources provide insights into Ohio’s geological formations. 
OAIMA’s Aline George (L) and Dawn Hoover serve as the welcoming committee at the legislative reception.

On May 3, the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) held its annual legislative reception in the Ohio state capitol rotunda immediately following the association's 18th annual board meeting, which was held in the Ohio Statehouse stateroom. The legislative reception is a popular event, which provides an informal setting in which association members can meet with Ohio's elected officials to share their thoughts regarding a variety of issues that impact Ohio's aggregate industry.

During the reception, association members spoke with Ohio's lawmakers about land use and zoning issues, voiced their concern about Senate Bill 57, which could negatively impact aggregate transportation, and expressed their support of Senate Bill 315 and other efforts to fund investments in Ohio's infrastructure.

The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA), 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.