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#ICYMI - April Members Forum Recording Available

The recording of yesterday's Members Forum Monthly Meeting is now available.

This month's featured speaker was Matt Osenbach, Legislative Director, Office of State Senator Gene Yaw, Majority Chair of Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee.

The full agenda was as follows:


Featured Speaker: Matt Osenbach, Legislative Director, Office of State Senator Gene Yaw, Majority Chair of Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

  • Topic: Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee Update

Regulatory. Josie Gaskey

  • Chapter 77 & IRRC
  • Aggregate Advisory Board Meeting - May 2 in Harrisburg / online
  • Environmental Community Meeting - May 11 - State College

Government Affairs. Hank Butler

Member Services. Kallie Kline

  • 2023 Summer Summit - June 25-27- Cambridge, MD

Technical. Jim Casilio, P.E.

  • April 18, 2023 Townhall Meeting Direction on ASR and Substandard Concrete Field Testing

Open Dialogue.


To view the recording:

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PACA's First Townhall Meeting A Huge Success

We want to thank all of our members who supported our first annual Townhall meeting in Bedford earlier this month. Over 70 attendees supported this inaugural event featuring discussions on ASR and concrete field testing, a legislative update by Hank Butler, a networking reception and dinner and a report on the results of PACA's Member Satisfaction survey.

Included on the agenda was a comprehensive training on antitrust issues - what you can and can't do - by Kate Cooper, Attorney at Babst Calland. This session was recorded and will be available to PACA members in the near future. Please watch for additional information.

Thank you to all who completed the Member Satisfaction Survey mentioned above. The results blew us away and we will be making them available to all very soon. Congratulations to our gift card drawing winners:

  1. Matthew Whitman, Centre Concrete Company
  2. Laura Berra, Skelly & Loy, a Terracon Company
  3. Nathan Crowther, Continental Placer, Inc.
  4. Michael Fritzinger, R/W Connection, Inc.
  5. Eric Gehman, Martin Stone Quarries, Inc.

We will be bringing the Townhall Meeting back to the PACA calendar in 2024 and we hope to build on this year's success!

Don't Forget to Book Your Rooms and Register for Summer Summit

Just a reminder that registration is now open for PACA's Summer Summit.

Changes to this year's format:

1. The GOLF OUTING will be SUNDAY, not Monday.


3. Replacing the St. Michaels trip of 2022 will be a FISHING CHARTER EXCURSION which takes place at the same time as the sporting clays tournament. All fish caught will be packaged and stored by the hotel until you depart the summit.

4. Monday's education sessions will include a BRUNCH. No breakfast or lunch will be provided on Monday.

Two of our three speakers are speaking on topics of interest to ALL attending - PACA members and family attendees alike!

The third session will be by George Reddin of FMI on the economy in relation to the construction materials industry.

There is SO much happening at the Summer Summit. You don't want to miss this!

A few things to BEAR IN MIND!!!!

1. The room block expires on May 22nd, so BOOK TODAY!

2. Once the room block SELLS OUT or expires - whichever comes first - ROOMS AT THE HYATT ARE NOT AVAILABLE. We are the week before the 4th of July, a major vacation time. Rooms outside of our block are already filled by vacationers. You will need to look for alternative housing if you do not book within the block.

3. Because we are the week before July 4th - traffic will be much worse than last year. Please allow plenty of travel time.

4. And - because the resort will be filled with vacationers, restaurant reservations may be at a premium, SO BOOK EARLY!


2023 Young Leaders Development Group Conference Dates - Mark Your Calendar

Attention PACA Members ages 40 and under!

This year's Young Leaders Development Group Conference is scheduled for October 11-12, 2023, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Philadelphia West; 640 Fountain Road, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462.

Please watch for more information on this meeting in future e-blasts.

Environmental News

PACA Spring Environmental Community Meeting

PACA's spring Environmental Community meeting is being held May 11, 2023 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803. We will be there at 8 for registration, with the actual meeting beginning at 9 a.m.

Registration for members can be found here. We look forward to seeing you and to a productive discussion.

Should you have any questions, contact Josie Gaskey.

Featuring a New Member

Welcome New Member - ErieTec

From bearings, conveyor pulleys, idlers and belts, to gearboxes, motors, electrical components all the way to turn-key conveyor systems from our KMEC division and complete electrical control panels and system from our EB Controls division, ErieTec, a new member to Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA), has the solutions to keep you not only up and running, but running efficiently and effectively to maximize output and minimize downtime.

ErieTec, A Division of Purvis Industries, specializes in power transmission, motor control and material handling products and services for thousands of customers throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, and beyond with six physical locations in Altoona, Erie, Indiana, Meadville, Pittsburgh and St. Marys, Pennsylvania.

For more than 60 years, ErieTec has served customers in the sand, gravel, cement, mining and many other industries providing a breadth of experience to help solve problems, sometimes even before you know there is an issue.

Not only can ErieTec provide you the components you need, we also offer an array of installation, surveying and maintenance services. We can be your resource for your facilities.

To learn more about ErieTec, visit erietecinc.com. For any inquiries, please contact Bruce Ludwig, ErieTec’s director of sales, at [email protected] or 814.878.1509.

Industry Events

Eastern Pennsylvania & Mid-Atlantic ISEE Chapters To Host 2023 Blasters' Training

The Eastern Pennsylvania & Mid-Atlantic ISEE Chapters will host the 2023 Blasters' Training on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Blair County Convention Center, located at One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA.

Registration begins at 7:00am and the training will run from 8:00am - 5:00pm. If you register by June 7th, the cost is $150 for Eastern PA Chapter ISEE members or $185 for non-members (registration includes 2023 Eastern PA Chapter Membership). Registration starting on June 8th will cost $190 for Eastern PA Chapter ISEE members or $225 for non-members (registration includes 2023 Eastern PA Chapter Membership). Lunch and breaks are included in your registration fee.

This training has been approved by the Pennsylvania DEP to satisfy the 8-hour continuing education credits required for license renewal. Certificates will be emailed to attendees following the training.

Check out our event page at https://www.easternpaisee.com/event/2023-blasters-training/ for our current speaker line-up.

Training Sponsorships are also available! For $250, your company will be acknowledged during our welcome and closing messages and your logo or company name will be on display at registration.

To register or sponsor the training, please visit https://www.easternpaisee.com/attendee-registration/.

Discounted room rates are available at the Courtyard by Marriott located at 2 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602. Please call 888-236-2427 and reference the Eastern PA ISEE room block to secure your room at the discounted rate of $129 per night plus 11% state and local occupancy tax.

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