California Legislature Passes Carbon Reduction Bill

Sept. 8, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) as the California legislature concluded its 2021-22 session, it passed AB 2446, The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, a bill to require carbon reductions in construction materials used in buildings and homes. AB 2446 designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency charged with monitoring…

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California Releases 2019 Mineral Production Data

July 27, 2022 – According to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA), the California Non-Fuel Mineral Production 2019 report by the California Geological Survey shows that 111 million short tons of sand and gravel were produced in California in 2019, roughly comparable to the average since 2015. The report also says another 18 million short tons of other construction materials (rock,…

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California to Suspend Tax on Diesel

June 29, 2022 – Word from the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) is that Gov. Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) have reached an agreement for the 2022-2023 state budget. Within the agreement is a $17 billion inflation relief package and suspension of the state sales tax…

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CalCIMA Files Letters Regarding the Status of the Western Joshua Tree

Last week, the California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association (CalCIMA) filed legal, policy and coalition letters with the Fish and Game Commission regarding its upcoming meeting to consider whether to list the western Joshua tree as an endangered species or not.  The letters review how scientific research shows the tree is abundant; is not threatened by climate change, wildfire or…

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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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