2019 state by state report: Ohio

By |  December 13, 2019
Headshot: Pat Jacomet


Pit & Quarry connected with Pat Jacoment, the executive director of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association, to discuss his optimism for Ohio’s aggregate industry in 2020.

Briefly describe the current state of the industry within Ohio: Extremely busy with a positive outlook for the near future

His outlook for 2020: Extremely optimistic

Factors driving his 2020 outlook: The Ohio Department of Transportation budget and user fee increase, plus strong commercial construction.

Greatest challenges facing aggregate producers in Ohio: Zoning and land use

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

Photo by Pit & Quarry staff.

On the likelihood of a multi-year federal infrastructure bill passing in 2020: Congress is so focused on non-issues. It is not likely that anything substantive will be accomplished.

Describe the relationship between producers and Mine Safety & Health Administration officials within Ohio: Excellent


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