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Certification News

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PACA Takes Certification Class to Nova Scotia!

Yes, you read that right. At the request of member company Carbon CureCore Technologies, PACA staff member Ken Crank traveled to Halifax to conduct an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I certification for members of CarbonCure's technical staff.

CarbonCure's Collin Bender contacted Ken about the possibility of conducting the class in late March. Following discussions with ACI's certification staff (to assure there would be no problem with PACA going to Canada) a date was set.

A total of seven CarbonCure staff members attended the event. Additionally, Collin also made the trip to NS and served as a supplemental examiner.

It was a great couple of days, and we appreciated Collin's assistance, as well as the welcome that we received from CarbonCure staff.

PACA Events Calendar

Reminder: Summer Summit Room Block EXPIRES TODAY!

Just a reminder to book your rooms asap for the PACA Summer Summit in Cambridge, MD!

The room block is expires TODAY. Once the block expires, room rates and availability cannot be guaranteed.

PLEASE CALL THE HOTEL at 410.901.1234 to book your room. Please do not try to book online going forward.

For more information on the Summer Summit, please go HERE.

Market Engagement News

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Executing Low Carbon Concrete Symposium a Hit

PACA, NRMCA and Nudura teamed up to present to a full room at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College May 15th. Topics included:

65 attendees learned about innovative materials and methods to help reduce the carbon footprint of construction project with the use of concrete. The presentations included:

  • “Improving Sustainability in Construction with Concrete” presented by Susan Armstrong, with PACA. Attendees learned how they could use ACI 318 to design projects based on the performance needed of the concrete, and how this process could help lower the carbon footprint of their projects yet still deliver a sustainable, durable and resilient structure.
  • “Developing and Building with Insulating Concrete Forms: presented by Bob Redmond with Nurdura. Attendees learned what ICF”s are, the value they bring to a project and how their design can be incorporated into a project.
  • “EPD’s Made Easy” presented by Matt Lemay with NRMCA and Brian Davis with ClimateEarth (via Zoom) . A demo was given by Brian Davis on how an EPD is created from the ground up and Matt Lemay described the EPD third party verification process.
  • “Portland Limestone Cement” presented by Clayton McCabe with Argos Cement, A Summit Materials Company and Dan Rinke with Buzzi Unicem USA. Both Clay and Dan discussed the properties of Portland Limestone Cement, and how it differs from Type I cement, and most importantly the environmental benefits of utilizing this product in concrete.
  • “Solutions to Lower Your Carbon Footprint” presented by Dominic Giovannucci with Heidelberg Materials. Dom discussed how to produce sustainable concrete, the embodied carbon associated with concrete, and various solutions to lower your carbon footprint with concrete.
  • “Navigating the NRMCA Carbon Calculator” presented by Ken Crank with PACA and Frank Mruk with NRMCA. Ken and Frank gave a demonstration of the NRMCA Carbon Calculator which calculates estimated global warming potential of individual mixes and can help aid in developing a carbon budget for a project.
  • A panel discussion on Low Carbon Concrete Projects including Rory McCoy with Centre Concrete and Justin Bryan with Bryan Materials Group. Rory and Justin spoke of their personal experiences with low carbon concrete projects, and how communication with all team members on a project is critical when using Low Carbon Concrete. They each mentioned with their respective projects, how mix designs could be tailored to meet the specific needs of the project, and how working together benefited the projects.

If you have any questions regarding how you can utilize Low Carbon Concrete, and lower the carbon footprint of your next project, please contact Susan Armstrong, Director of Specifications and Sustainability for the PA Aggregates and Concrete Association! ([email protected])

Sponsor Spotlight

About Our Sponsor - Commonwealth Equipment Corporation

COMMONWEALTH EQUIPMENT is THE source for all your portable crushing and screening needs! Since 1999, the skill and experience of the company's Sales, Parts & Service staff and their equipment has proven to hundreds of clients that we are the best in the industry. Commonwealth's clientele includes many of the most successful quarry, coal, recycling, construction and highway contractors in the Mid-Atlantic region.

COMMONWEALTH EQUIPMENT offers both new and used equipment for rent and purchase, along with a full line of parts for all makes and models, in stock and ready to ship to your job site.

Commonwealth Equipment Corporation knows down time costs are important to you, so their experienced service team is dedicated to maximizing your productivity. They are devoted to customer service and offer an unparalleled purchasing experience. Let them show you how their creative equipment solutions can overcome any job challenge you might face!

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Regulatory News

May 2024 Regulatory Report

Prepared by Babst Calland

Please click here to view the full report.

Members in the News

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80 Years of Innovation: AIRMATIC Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

Celebrating a Legacy of Impact and the Journey Ahead

AIRMATIC, a North American leader in industrial distribution, proudly marks its 80th anniversary, symbolizing eight decades of excellence in providing top-tier bulk materials handling products and services to customers worldwide. As a testament to its enduring legacy and commitment to sustainable excellence, the company is now proudly under fourth-generation management.

Established in 1944, AIRMATIC began as a Philadelphia-area air tool distributor and has since evolved into an accomplished and respected player in the agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, and energy production industries with an international footprint. The company's journey has been characterized by a pursuit of innovation, a dedication to customer satisfaction, and a focus on adapting to the ever-changing demands of the industrial landscape.

The fourth-generation leader, William J. “Billy” Dougherty III, brings a fresh perspective to the helm of AIRMATIC. His leadership is defined by a strategic vision that combines the wisdom of tradition with a dynamic approach to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving global market.

"We are excited and proud to celebrate this significant milestone in our company's journey," remarked Billy Dougherty, Vice President and General Manager of AIRMATIC. "As we reflect on our achievements over the past 80 years, we are grateful for the trust our Customers and Suppliers have placed in us. Looking ahead, we are committed to continue providing innovative solutions and services to our growing list of North American and international customers."

To commemorate its 80th anniversary, AIRMATIC has planned a series of community service events, team-building exercises, and celebration events designed to express appreciation for the invaluable contributions of its employees.

With a comprehensive range of powder and bulk solids handling products and services, AIRMATIC remains at the forefront of its field. The 80th-anniversary activities serve as confirmation of the company's resilience, adaptability, and unwavering commitment to delivering value to its customers.

Industry Events

Blasters Training Event - June 20th

The Eastern Pennsylvania & Mid-Atlantic ISEE Chapters will host a 2024 Blasters’ Training on Thursday, June 20, 2024 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. Registration includes the training, lunch and two breaks.

Register Today!

Early Bird Pricing (Now until June 6)

$150 for Eastern PA Chapter Members

$185 for Non-Members (registration includes 2024 Eastern PA Chapter Membership)

Registration after June 6th

$190 for Eastern PA Chapter Members

$225 for Non-Members (registration includes 2024 Eastern PA Chapter Membership)

This training has been approved by the Pennsylvania DEP to satisfy the 8-hour continuing education credits required for license renewal.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available!


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