TACA members visit legislators to build aggregate industry awareness

By |  February 8, 2019
TACA president David Perkins (left), Sen. Brian Birdwell (center) and River Aggregates' Rob Van Til participated in TACA's 2019 Capitol Day. (Photo: TACA)

TACA president David Perkins (left), Sen. Brian Birdwell (center) and River Aggregates’ Rob Van Til participated in TACA’s 2019 Capitol Day. (Photo: TACA)

More than 75 members of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) met with Texas legislators to discuss issues related to the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries as part of the association’s Capitol Day, which took place Feb. 5.

According to event organizers, the event included a legislative breakfast, where Sen. Brian Birdwell (R-Texas), chairman of the Senate Natural Resources and Economic Development Committee, offered remarks on the need for aggregate, concrete, cement and associated industries to help grow and improve Texas’ infrastructure and economy.

TACA members met individually with more than 85 legislators and legislative staff members to discuss industry issues.

“Capitol Day is always a great opportunity for our members to help educate legislators and their staffs about matters affecting our industry,” says TACA President and CEO David Perkins. “It also lets us build and strengthen relationships to remind legislators how our members value and support the economy and the environment, as well as the sensible and efficient use of our state’s limited natural resources.”

The state of Texas and nearly all its commercial base relies on aggregates, concrete, cement and other related materials to support growth and to build new structures and repair and modify existing infrastructure, Perkins adds.

TACA is a resource for the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries in Texas. The association provides industry information to the public, media policymakers and regulators; advocates for industry issues; and creates industry training courses and materials that help members manage their businesses.

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