The Residential & Commercial Construction Coalition forwarded the below letter to Governor Wolf and the entire General Assembly. It serves as just one more push to reopen construction in Pennsylvania. PACA is one of the 20 organizations that co-signed the letter.View Letter
PACA is actively participating in a coalition of construction-related associations in response to the definitions of life-sustaining vs. non life-sustaining industries. Below is a list of the members of this coalition, as well as, the ongoing communications on behalf of the construction industry to the Governor's office.
Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP, The Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, in partnership with PACA presented the below webinar on March 20, 2020. We are sharing this to further your understanding of COVID-19 and its control in the workplace.View Video Recording
At his 2:00 PM press conference today, the Governor officially approved the waiver request process and urged businesses to use it.
For a copy of the language relating to our industry, contact Kallie Kline.
Thank you to PACA member, Vulcan Materials, for sharing a copy of the Department of Homeland Security's Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response - a valid argument to back up the industry waiver process.
We are trying to work with the Governor’s Office to gain a waiver for the aggregates industry.
Please be at the ready by later this morning if we need our members to formally file a waiver request.
This is a very fluid situation and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Kallie Kline is acting as the contact to gather your questions and comments for expedient resolution. Please email her with your questions and comments.
This is an unprecedented time for our Commonwealth, our nation and, frankly, the entire planet. You have heard and seen much on COVID-19 and I will not belabor the challenges that we are facing. Our industry is committed to taking all the appropriate precautions and implementing federal, state and local guidance to safeguard our workforce, our customers and the families of our working men and women.
Our priority is for everyone in our community to be safe and to flatten the curve as quickly as possible. We will continue to monitor this situation on a daily basis and we've added a COVID-19 page on our website to keep you informed of the latest developments. In addition, we acted proactively to minimize the spread by cancelling or postponing numerous events, meetings and certification exams through April 30.
Our Association will continue to function with staff working remotely to serve our members. We have launched an online members forum to create a platform for interaction and engagement. We will maintain for as long as needed.
We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than ever. Please look after yourselves and your families and stay safe and healthy.
Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.
The PACA staff continue to serve the members either in the office or remotely during this unprecedented time for our Commonwealth and nation. Please continue to reach out via phone and email to any staff member with your questions, concerns, feedback, etc.
While in-person visits are discouraged at this time for the safety of all, we do wish to continue and encourage contact with our members via our electronic communications and soon to be launched virtual meeting platform.View Staff Information
Impact on events, meetings and certifications to April 30, 2020
as of March 17, 2020
A core principle of our industry is the safety and health of our workforce. As an Association, we rely on the talents of our members to participate and support our activities. In light of federal, state and local government COVID-19 guidelines, we must protect the health of our members, event participants and staff. The following list of postponements and cancellations affect gatherings through April 30. We will consider actions on activities post-May 1 at a later time.
We are also working on a virtual forum for the membership to be held weekly to provide updates and answer questions. More details to follow.
Certification Classes - ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician
ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician scheduled on March 25 in Leesport has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time. Paid registration fees may be refunded at the discretion of the registrant.
ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician scheduled on April 8 in Wilkes-Barre/Pittston has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time. Paid registration fees may be refunded at the discretion of the registrant.
ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician scheduled on April 22 in Harrisburg has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time. Paid registration fees may be refunded at the discretion of the registrant.
Certification Class - ACI Adhesive Anchor
ACI Anchor Certification scheduled on March 23 in Lititz has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time. Paid registration fees may be refunded at the discretion of the registrant.
Certification Class – Concrete Flatwork
ACI Concrete Flatwork scheduled on April 6 in Wilkes-Barre has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time. Paid registration fees may be refunded at the discretion of the registrant.
Concrete Education Events
Concrete 101 scheduled on March 28 in Zelienople and March 29 in Roaring Spring have been cancelled. Paid registrations fees will be refunded in full.
Concrete 201 scheduled on April 10 in Clearfield and April 29 in Leesport have been cancelled. Paid registration fees will be refunded in full.
We are working on an online live program for both Concrete 101 and Concrete 201.
Executive Committee meeting on April 14 and the Board of Directors meeting on April 15 in Harrisburg have been postponed. We will reschedule as needed either in-person or virtually.
PA Politics 101 scheduled on April 14 in Harrisburg has been postponed. We hope to reschedule at a later time.
Technical Community Meetings
Aggregate Technical Community scheduled on April 8 in Hershey has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Paid registration fees will be refunded in full.
Concrete Technical Community scheduled on April 16 in Hershey has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Paid registration fees will be refunded in full.
Cementitious Technical Community scheduled on April 22 in Hershey has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Paid registration fees will be refunded in full.
We are working on a virtual forum for the Aggregate, Concrete and Cementitious Technical Communities to be held weekly to provide PennDOT updates and answer questions from the membership.