Quarry Faces: March 2022 – Pits and Quarry: Pits and Quarry
Process machinery‘s Gary Honchell (right) received the Association of Aggregates and Industrial Minerals of OhioBrad Belden’s (OAIMA) Hall of Fame Award Belden Brick Co. at the annual meeting of the OAIMA. According to Pat Jacomet, Executive Director of OAIMA, “Gary has long been a supporter and advocate of OAIMA and its mission. His service to the industry, including his time on the Board of Directors, has contributed greatly to the advancement of our members and the association.
In addition to offering the opportunity to see the latest equipment, concrete world hosted many expert-led training sessions that participants could attend. This year’s selection included a balance of technical and forward-looking topics ranging from 3D printing in concrete construction, women in construction, waterproofing solutions and many more. More than 37,000 “registered professionals” – as well as more than 1,100 exhibitors – took part in the annual event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) held its safety and education seminar in Louisville, Kentucky, where CRH Americas‘ Tim Osborne gave a presentation titled ‘Human Performance: Are We Setting Up Our People for Success?’ The two-day event explored a variety of safety and health topics, and it even offered attendees the chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine onsite through a joint effort between KCSA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Mellott Society named a building after Ram Patel, a longtime employee who retired late last year. Patel (pictured holding the sign on the right), began his career at Mellott as a senior vice president in 2000. The Ramesh Patel Learning Center, located in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania, will provide on-site training for employees of Mellott.
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas in partnership with Prime Farm and Lawn, a Hyundai dealership headquartered in Union City, Tennessee, to help clean up efforts following tornado damage in nearby Samburg, Tennessee. Pictured is Ed Harseim, Hyundai’s North Central Sales Manager (center), with First Choice co-owners Don Parks (left) and Ron Parks (right).