The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA), Pennsylvania’s leading voice for the crushed stone, ready mixed concrete, sand and gravel, and cement industries, offered educational sessions and a tour on Sept. 14 at PACA member Rohrer’s Quarry in Lititz.
In addition to the quarry tour, attendees heard presentations about:
- Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce led by Rick Munson of Paramount Business Development.
- Values-Based Leadership and Safety Programs and Incentives led by Jeff Rowland, Justin Mellott, Brendan Kloos and Cody Jones of Mellott Company.
- Operational Best Practices for Rubber-Lined Truck Bed Liners led by Kemper Equipment.
- Applied Vibration in Aggregates Processing led by Airmatic Inc.
“From the quarry site to their concrete plant and reclaimer, Rohrer’s facilities serve as an exemplary example of a state-of-the-art construction materials producer that continues its decades-long service to the community,” Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association President and CEO Peter Vlahos said. “I’d like to thank Mike Zimmerman from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. and Dan Ridenour from Union Quarries for organizing today’s tour and presentations. Both provided insights and education for our members’ superintendents who have been in the job for a longtime, as well as those just starting in the role.”
Taking the time to network and share best practices within the membership is part of a long-term coordinated effort from PACA. Events like the quarry tour and educational sessions allow PACA and its members to continue working to build, grow and improve the Pennsylvania aggregates industry in the most safe, cost-effective and responsible manner.
Founded in 1886, Rohrer’s is a state-of-the-art supplier of concrete, stone and lime that serves customers in construction, agriculture and electric cogeneration. Every year, Rohrer’s produces around 1.1 million tons of aggregate and more than 155,000 cu. yd. of concrete.
PACA extended its thanks to the Rohrer’s team for hosting.