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Quarry Faces: March 2022

By |  March 8, 2022
Photo: OAIMA

Photo: OAIMA

Process Machinery’s Gary Honchell (right) received the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association’s (OAIMA) Hall of Fame Award from Brad Belden of the Belden Brick Co. at the OAIMA Annual Meeting. Says Pat Jacomet, executive director of OAIMA: “Gary has long been a supporter and advocate of the OAIMA and its mission. His service to the industry, including his time on the board, have contributed greatly to the advancement of our members and the association.”

Photo: World of Concrete, Informa Markets

Photo: World of Concrete, Informa Markets

Along with providing an opportunity to see the latest equipment, World of Concrete had numerous expert-led education sessions for attendees to take part in. 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 others. More than 37,000 “registered professionals” – plus more than 1,100 exhibitors – took part in the annual event at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Photo: KCSA

Photo: KCSA

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association (KCSA) hosted its Safety & Education Seminar in Louisville, Kentucky, where CRH Americas’ Tim Osborne delivered a presentation titled “Human performance: Are we setting our people up to be successful?” The two-day event explored a variety of safety and health topics, and it even presented attendees with the opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccine on-site through a joint effort between KCSA and the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

Ram Patel, pictured holding the sign at right, retired at the end of 2021. Photo: Mellott Company

Photo: Mellott Company

Mellott Company named a building after Ram Patel, a longtime employee who retired at the end of last year. Patel (pictured holding the sign at right), began his career at Mellott as senior vice president in 2000. The Ramesh Patel Learning Center, located in Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania, will allow for on-site training of Mellott employees.

Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Photo: Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas partnered with First Choice Farm & Lawn, a Hyundai dealer headquartered in Union City, Tennessee, to assist with cleanup efforts following tornado damage in nearby Samburg, Tennessee. Pictured on the job are Ed Harseim, Hyundai’s North Central sales manager (center), with First Choice co-owners Don Parks (left) and Ron Parks (right).


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