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Message from PACA Chairman of the Board - Jeff Detwiler, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

It is my honor to serve you as the PACA Chair and look forward to working closely with Jamie Stilley and Travis Rohrer along with our Executive Committee and the Board of Directors during this exciting and transformational period for our Association.

The Board of Directors approved the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan last year to serve as the roadmap for our member leadership and the staff as we strive to strengthen our member products and services and drive value each and every day to our members.

You will hear me talk about member value in the months to come but for the moment I want to share our strategic plan objectives:

  • Laser Focus on Regulations & Specifications
  • Drive Business Development by Supporting, Defending and Promoting ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates
  • Effective Communications to Defend and Advocate for our Life Sustaining Products and their importance in the economic development of the Commonwealth
  • Grow NRMCA and ACI Certification programs to meet the growing training needs of our customers, specifiers and other stakeholders. We must protect our materials through teaching!
  • Proactive Succession Planning for our professional staff. We must recruit quality individuals to assume the mantle.
  • Advocacy and Lobbying. The days of remaining quiet and hoping for the best are long gone in today’s environment. We must be strong in belief and always factual to defend and promote our materials and our member companies. Without our materials, there is truly no civilized society.

Our Building & Connecting our Communities theme reminds us of our commitment to grow, service and support our members’ companies and employees and to stand up and speak proudly without fear about our materials and their importance and value in delivering economic development and progress in our state.

Industry Events

Webinar Opportunity - Cybersecurity Webinar I - The Preparedness Mindset

Are you ready in the event of a cybersecurity incident in your company? You may think so, but there may be more you need to do to prevent an attack.

Join us for a webinar brought to you by PACA member John Twigg, Ascent Systems, on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:00 AM via Zoom. Joining John, will be Jamie Stilley of Amerikohl Aggregates to give you a real life example of what could happen to you even if you think you are prepared.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Only 14% of SMB’s are Prepared for Continued Cyberattacks
  2. What Do All Successful Cyberattacks Have in Common? (Victims had an IT guy or IT firm)
  3. Common IT/Cybersecurity Misconceptions (I’m OK, I’m secure, I’m backed up…)
  4. What are the costs if you’re hacked?
  5. Why It Happens: Cybersecurity is a Leadership Challenge… Not a Technical Challenge…
  6. You Need A Preparedness Mindset – IT: “We’re secure, Sir!” You: “Yeah? PROVE IT.”
  7. Next Session – Taking Control of Your IT Systems

This is NEED TO KNOW information, so register TODAY.

PACA Regional Technical Community Meetings

Just a reminder that PACA will be holding three regional combined technical - Aggregate Technical, Concrete Technical and Cementitious Materials Technical - community meetings in March as follows:

  • MARCH 7

Regional Technical Community Meeting - Dubois


  • MARCH 9

Regional Technical Community Meeting - Leesport


  • MARCH 21

Regional Technical Community Meeting - Canonsburg


The morning agenda will be PACA members only and local PennDOT districts have been invited to join in the afternoon discussions.

Final agendas will be circulated to those who register to attend.

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