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September / October Edition
PACA Welcomes New Team Member

We are pleased to introduce to our members the newest member of the PACA staff - Tricia Lingenfield. Tricia has been hired as PACA's Administrative Assistant. Tricia can be reached via email at [email protected].

A great benefit for the members moving forward will be the shift to a live person answering your calls when you reach our office. Tricia has a strong background in customer service and working in a non-profit service driven environment. She is excited to meet you at the November Annual Meeting.

Welcome Tricia and we all look forward to working with you!

Young Leaders Development Group Conference

There is still time to register for the Young Leaders Development Group (YLDG) Conference! This meeting is open to all PACA members ages 40 and under, PELA students and PELA alumni.

The (YLDG) will be hosting its conference at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West in Plymouth Meeting, PA, on October 11 & 12, 2023.

A full agenda and registration information are available on our website HERE.

PACA Annual Meeting - November 2023

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Come See This Year's Annual Meeting Keynote Speakers

This year's Annual Meeting will feature back-to-back keynote sessions on the opening day of Monday, November 13th.

The first presentator will be Yogi Roth.

Yogi Roth has been driven by the power of sports and story for over 20 years, as an on-air college football analyst, Elite 11 coach, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times and Amazon best-selling author. A former Pitt wide receiver and USC coach, he is also a motivational speaker, tv and event host, and world traveler. To talk football, family, and storytelling, connect with him @YogiRoth.

Yogi began his storytelling career after coaching football at USC, co-authoring the New York Times best-seller Win Forever with Pete Carroll, as well as his second book From PA to LA. In 2022 Yogi released 5-Star QB, which was an Amazon best-selling book as well as his first children’s book titled Finding Free Fun. Alongside publisher Vooks, Finding Free Fun is also an animated film. As a filmmaker, he recently Executive Produced and Hosted All American Stories on the CW and has produced or directed multiple documentaries with the Pac-12 Networks, NFL Films, Bleacher Report and ESPN, including the Emmy-nominated film Keep Climbing: 2013 Elite 11, and the award-winning film Life In A Walk. Recently, he was an executive producer on the educational documentary series ProtectHer, as well as directed and wrote the short films What Does It Mean to be Human?, What Does It Mean to Love? and What Does It Mean to Connect?. He also created and hosted the digital documentary series, We All Speak Ball, which chronicled American football in Israel in 2017. At the Pac-12 Networks, Yogi has produced and narrated the award-winning documentary series, The Drive, since 2013. In 2020, he won a Los Angeles Emmy on behalf of the Pac-12 Networks for the feature titled Fight On: A Jackson Family. His most recent film, The Cape, will release in 2023.

As a media personality, Yogi has been a host/college football analyst for ESPN, Fox and the Pac-12 Network, as well as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on CBS and beach volleyball on TBS for the last decade. In 2017, he co-hosted the podcast Season of Sam with USC and NFL quarterback Sam Darnold. In 2018, Yogi signed a deal with Sirius XM radio, in addition to his podcast The It Factory, where he interviews Pac-12 football players, alums and esteemed guests to learn more about their journey toward success on Saturdays on the Pac-12 Network. He has also hosted the Elite 11 since 2009 on ESPN, Bleacher Report, NFL Network and YouTube. In 2022, Yogi also hosted the unscripted series, Fixing Us, on NBC.

Yogi, who gave a TEDx Talk at the TEDx Austin Women’s Conference, has spoken around the globe alongside brands such as Nike, World Surf League, JCPenney, Dignity Health, PMK*BNC, IMG College, USC, UW, Oregon, Gonzaga and Capital One. He has also spoken at the SXSW Festival addressing masculinity in sports. He also joined the Pac-12 Conference task force, formed to protect student athletes and address systemic issues threatening college athletics. In the 2020 pandemic shortened season, Yogi added to his role within the Pac-12 conference as a lead role in football communications and strategy.

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Yogi walked-on to the football team and earned a full athletic scholarship. He transitioned to coaching and joined the USC Football staff while earning magna cum laude with a master’s degree in Communications Management at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. He also taught a class titled Storytelling: The Internship to Pac-12 student-athletes.

He was also the co-founder of Win Forever, LLC with Pete Carroll, which was a company dedicated to coaching coaches on the development of a philosophy.

As an actor Yogi has appeared on Comedy Central, multiple national commercials and in various independent films.

An explorer of over 30 countries Yogi enjoys unplanned adventures, surfing and a local latte.

To contact Yogi, start a conversation via Twitter, @YogiRoth.

Roth resides in Venice Beach, CA with his wife Amy, two sons and small dog.

And, of course, our second keynote address will be by none other than PACA's favorite economist, Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group.

If you've been to an Annual Meeting in the past, you know that Anirban's presentations are always the most attended and they never disappoint; well at least in delivery - sometimes economic news is bound to disappoint, but you know it will be brought to you as only Anirban can do!

See more information on the PACA Annual Meeting below.

PACA to Hold Board Elections at Annual Meeting

In accordance with the appropriate sections of PACA's Bylaws, the Nominating Committees are pleased to announce that the following candidates will be brought before the membership for election at the PACA Annual Meeting in Hershey next month.


2024 (1-Year Term)
Jason Blase, Conewago Ready Mix

2024-2025 (2-Year Term)
Andy Lawrence, P.E.; M&B Redi Mix, Inc. dba DuBrook

2024-2025-2026 (3-Year Term)
Tom Bryan, III; Bryan Materials Group
Ron Kurpiel, Heidelberg Materials
Paul McCarthy, Pennsy Supply, Inc., a CRH company
Rory McCoy, Centre Concrete Company
Greg Reshenberg, Wendell H. Stone Company, Inc.
Dan Schaffer, Heidelberg Materials
Rob Stewart, York Building Products
Joshua Williams, Buzzi Unicem USA


2024-2025-2026 (3-Year Term)
Nathan Moore, Continental Placer, Inc.
Lee Miller, IMA, Inc.
Shane LaGray, Maine Drilling & Blasting

Congratulations to all these candidates on their nominations and best wishes in their upcoming elections.

Mini Conference to Be Held in Conjunction with the PACA Annual Meeting

The Portland Cement Association will be offering a breakout session on entitled, the PCA Economic Conference during the PACA Annual Meeting in November. This conference includes three speakers. Ed Sullivan, PCA's Economist leads off with the Macroeconomic Outlook and National Cement Outlook. He is followed by a Senior Economist from Moody's Analytics. The session finishes with PCA's regional economist - who gives a detailed forecast for the state of Pennsylvania.

There is no separate fee to attend this session for PACA members already attending the PACA Annual Meeting. A separate registration link for this portion of the Annual Meeting will be available soon to allow us to plan the appropriate size room needed at the Hotel Hershey.

2023 Annual Meeting Registration Now OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 PACA Annual Meeting & Honors Program is NOW OPEN!

Monday, November 13 - Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA

Program Agenda

A Program QUICK AGENDA is available HERE.


  • *LINK* -https://reservations.hersheypa.com/HRSApp/HRSHome?groupCode=PACA2023H&venue=hotelHershey
  • Important notes about the link:
    • If you click on the link and then copy a URL from the browser, the link will not work for group attendees.
    • Internet Explorer is no longer supported. Please do not use IE in conjunction with the group link.
  • Guests who prefer to call to make reservations may call 855-729-3108 and ask for the room block for PA Aggregates & Concrete Association at The Hotel Hershey, The reservations team is available seven days a week from 8 AM - 8 PM to assist you.
  • Please note, credit cards are charged a one night's advance deposit including tax at time of booking a room reservation.

Cut - Off for Group Rate

  • Please be aware that the room block cut-off date is Thursday, October 12th. After the cut-off date, rooms and/or group rate may no longer be available.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation occurring less than 72 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax.

Annual Meeting Registration

Advocacy News

PACA Government Affairs Update


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Peter Vlahos, PACA President / CEO

Welcome Fall!

September whizzed by and the fact remains that our political leaders in both Harrisburg and Washington, DC remain dysfunctional.

There is much to report and will do our best to limit sarcasm and eyerolling emojis.


Environmental News

DEP Writing NOVs

DEP has given us a heads up regarding the Department’s plans to begin writing Notice of Violations for those facilities that have not submitted required water sampling results. All permits include requirements for water sampling.

If you are not submitting your water sampling results on time, you may want to avoid an NOV by doing so. If you are having issues, you may want to contact your District Mining Office immediately.

Any questions, email Josie Gaskey.

Promotion News

Have You Visited the SpecifyConcrete Blog Page Lately?

We add two blogs to the SpecifyConcrete blog page each month. The topics are interesting and thought provoking. Have you checked the page out? I've included links to the two most recent articles. We hope you find them interesting.



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New Project Profiles Added to SpecifyConcrete.org

Two project profiles have been added to SpecifyConcrete.org. One, highlights the ICF construction of a new office building at York Building Products Bonnybrook location. The second features the construction of a unique "strongwall" at Penn State University's Engineering Design and Innovation building. See the below links to read the articles.

ICF Construction Proves to be the Solution for York Building Products Facility

Strong Walls Make a Unique Solution for Penn State Facility

Members Forum

October Members Forum Sponsor

Maurer & Scott Sales, Inc.

December PACA Members Forum Featured Speaker

PACA's December Members Forum online meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 11 AM.

This month's members forum sponsor is SIKA Corporation.

And, the featured speaker is Joe DiBucci of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Presentation Title: Shaping the Future

To register, GO HERE.

Members in the News

Command Alkon Offers Webinar Series on Cloud-Based Dispatching

Command Alkon has recently announced a webinar series which covers Command Alkon Dispatch™. A cloud-based dispatch solution that’s helped numerous companies modernize their dispatch operations, providing them with enhanced security, reliability, and efficiency. It will include real-life examples of how businesses have successfully implemented the platform. You can see the webinar landing page and upcoming webinars here: Dispatch Webinars | Command Alkon.

New Enterprise Announces Electrical Engineer / Reliability Engineer Position Available

To learn more about this job opportunity, GO HERE.

Certification News

PennDOT Announces Certification Exam Schedules

PennDOT has recently announced their upcoming Concrete and Aggregate Technician certification exam schedules.

This information can be found on Penn State's College of Engineering's Northeast Center of Excellence in Pavement Technology (NECEPT)'s website.



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