IMAA Honors Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) on Feb. 1 named Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch as the 2023 Honorary Aggie at its annual Winter Workshops. The award recognizes a non-industry member who makes an exceptional contribution to the Indiana aggregates industry.

“It has been my life’s greatest honor to serve the state of Indiana alongside organizations who strive to improve the quality of life of Hoosiers,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association is a prime example of an organization that works hard to make our state the best it can be.” 

The IMAA solves common problems of the Indiana aggregate producing industry, increases public awareness of the importance of aggregate products in Hoosier lives and represents over 90% of aggregate production in Indiana. Aggregates are essential construction materials for residential and commercial development, as well as for improvements to infrastructure projects to support quality of life.

“One of the great facets of Lt. Gov. Crouch’s character is she is always willing to listen, and she gets it,” said Calvin Lee, executive director of IMAA. “She recognized that the Indiana aggregates industry is essential to the overall viability and success of this great state of Indiana and its citizens as it relates to infrastructure and economic development.”

In the last few years, Indiana aggregate companies have produced nearly 75 million tons of crushed stone, sand & gravel, slag and similar products. They employ approximately 2,300 workers and pay almost $100 million in wages and over $4 million in state income taxes.

“From our interstates to our walking trails, I am confident IMAA will continue to be a key player in the future of Indiana and how we connect our communities,” Crouch said. “We are very lucky to have you. I will proudly carry the title of Honorary Aggie.”

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