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Industry News

Time to order 2022 INDOT Spec Books



Pre-Order Your 2022 INDOT Standard Specifications Book today, and the publisher will ship it to you when it’s hot off the presses. The 2022 Spec Book includes updates to the 2020 Standard Specifications Book and becomes effective for lettings after September 1, 2021. PRE-ORDER DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JUNE 25. PRICING IMAA members – $25 per book […]

Industry News

NSSGA Encouraged by Infrastructure Movement – More Work is Needed



ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement regarding the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan which was released today. “Significant infrastructure investment is not only well overdue and desperately needed, but is also absolutely necessary to compete effectively in the world economy. We are encouraged that […]

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MSHA Releases Detailed COVID-19 Guidance



New MSHA guidance seeks to mitigate, prevent viral spread at mining sites WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor issued today stronger worker safety guidance to help mine operators and mine workers implement a coronavirus protection program and better identify risks that could lead to exposure. The Mine Safety and Health Administration’s “Protecting Miners: MSHA Guidance […]

Legislative News

Indiana SB 389 – Wetlands Update



SB 389 has cleared both houses of the Indiana legislature and is now heading to the Governor’s desk. For the members of the Indiana Mineral Aggregate Association, the impact of this bill becoming law could be significant. In summary, this bill will reduce or eliminate the state protection extended to certain classes of wetlands in […]

Industry News

INDOT Preseason Update Webinar Recording Posted



On Thursday, April 8th, IMAA, APAI, and INDOT hosted a webinar to discuss updates to specifications and construction programs for 2021. Recordings of the webinar are now available on the IMAA YouTube page. Viewing the spring preseason update is part of the requirement for CAPP certification renewal. If you missed the live webinar, you can […]

Industry News

2020 CAPP Course Registration Now Open



2020 CAPP Course – Online Training Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, IMAA and INDOT are offering the CAPP Course as an online live training in 2020. The Certified Aggregates Technician Course will be held over the span of 7 half-days starting December 7th and ending on December 16th. Participants will receive personalized log-in information […]

Legislative News

Infrastructure, State DOTs and Hours of Service, Oh My!



The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on Capitol Hill By Nile Elam NSSGA Director, Government Affairs Opens in modal lightbox SENATE EPW CONTINUES ITS INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH DESPITE A MAJORITY OF the Senate’s energy being focused on pandemic relief packages and lingering nominations, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee introduced and unanimously passed two water infrastructure bills this spring: […]

Industry News

Industry Icon Announces Retirement



For more than 30 years, Vicki Kitchin has shaped the Indiana highway, heavy and utility industry’s educational, coalition-building and governmental affairs efforts in a variety of positions, culminating as executive director of Build Indiana Council. Leading the industry’s efforts to secure long-term, dedicated, stable and adequate road funding for the benefit of all Hoosiers, Kitchin […]