California Recycling Bill Advances

April 22, 2022 – CalCIMA’s Construction Material Recycling Bill Passed its First Committee Without Opposition. CalCIMA’s Charley Rea and several member companies testified on behalf of  Assemblymember Rudy Salas’ AB 2953 promoting increased recycling of construction materials in pavements at the local level. The legislation would both decrease pavement costs and carbon emissions for pavements statewide. As the Assemblyman pointed…

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CalCIMA Updates

March 2, 2022 – According to Charley Rea at CalCIMA, the California State Transportation Agency recently expressed support for the federal National Supply Chain Report, which “highlights the need for strategic investments to upgrade and modernize our infrastructure to enhance capacity.” The state has committed $2.3 billion for freight transportation infrastructure and port upgrades. Also, Caltrans announced that it has adopted a…

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Granite Receives Two Safety Awards

Granite received two 2021 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards at the 2021 CalCIMA Education Conference. The awards recognize “exceptional contributions to safety leadership, innovation, and commitment,” and award categories include aggregate, industrial mineral, cement, concrete, and asphalt facilities, as well as employees, safety professionals, and special recognition. Granite’s Solari Sand & Gravel facility in Arvin, Calif., won in the Small…

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CalCIMA Announces Excellence in Safety Awards Winners

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced its 2021 Excellence in Safety Awards winners. These awards acknowledge the exceptional work and contributions to safety in regard to leadership, innovation, commitment, and impact beyond the plant. “Safety has to be JOB #1 in our industry. We’re proud to prioritize the safety of our workers from training and tools, to…

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California Dreaming

Jan. 7, 2022 – The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) said that State Transportation Agency Secretary David Kim will step down on Jan. 14. Elissa Konove, a keynote speaker at the 2019 CalCIMA Education Conference, will be the acting secretary. Meanwhile, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that Mike Keever will be the new deputy director of Caltrans. Keever has served extensively in…

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Granite Receives Two Safety Awards

Granite received two 2021 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards at the 2021 CalCIMA Education Conference. The awards recognize “exceptional contributions to safety leadership, innovation, and commitment,” and award categories include aggregate, industrial mineral, cement, concrete, and asphalt facilities, as well as employees, safety professionals, and special recognition.

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CalCIMA Announces Excellence in Safety Awards Winners

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced its 2021 Excellence in Safety Awards winners. These awards acknowledge the exceptional work and contributions to safety in regard to leadership, innovation, commitment, and impact beyond the plant. “Safety has to be JOB #1 in our industry. We’re proud to prioritize the safety of our workers, from training and tools, to…

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Details of IIJA

Nov. 24, 2021 – Thanks to Charley Rea at the California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association (CalCIMA) for the below Transportation Funding & Policy Information. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has made available an enlightening presentation on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The presentation details the $550 billion in new federal infrastructure…

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