What’s Under a Rock?

Hundreds Of Youth Learn About The Impact Of Mining Through An OAIMA-Supported Festival. By Therese Dunphy For more than a decade, members of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) have participated in the Hug the Earth Festival held in conjunction with the Miami County Park District. Held in April, the most recent festival hosted nearly 2,000 students and…

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Teachers Rock Ohio Returns!

Feb. 15, 2022 – The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) is once again sponsoring Teachers Rock Ohio, a workshop for educators. The full program includes on-site industry tours, hard hats, informational binders, certificate of attendance (PDHs) and more. Teachers will be made aware of their sponsoring companies. These relationships go a long way to changing the perception of mining.…

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Jurgensen Companies Finds Value in Teacher Externship Program

Cincinnati-based The Jurgensen Companies – which specializes in heavy highway construction, aggregate and asphalt production, tank storage, asphalt paving, milling, storm and sewer – reported that its Valley Asphalt affiliate recently hosted a high school teacher externship that proved to be very successful. There were four teachers across different organizations included in the pilot Teacher Externship Program organized by the…

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