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President's Message

Construction and Industrial Materials: Essential, Beneficial, Sustainable

A steady Supply of Construction and Industrial Materials are essential to our quality of life.  In the same way we need water and power facilities, a reliable, local supply of construction and industrial materials is essential to modern society.  Try to imagine a world without rock, sand, gravel, concrete and industrial minerals.  There would be no homes, highways, hospitals and schools.  There would be no bridges, dams, solar panels, computers, life-saving medicines or many of the products we use each and every day.
The environmental and economic value and benefit of our industry is everywhere you look.  From one end of the state to the other, aggregates play a vital and essential role in our daily lives.  The industry creates jobs and builds local economies, In fact, the mining, construction and manufacturing sector is California’s 4th largest, generating $1.5 billion- an impact greater than the entertainment, agriculture and utilities sectors combined.  It’s even bigger than retail.
Construction and industrial materials producers are committed to innovative and sustainable policies and practices that benefit the environment, conserve energy and restore and reclaim land for public and private uses.  CalCIMA member operators have created some of the most progressive and innovative environmental programs and are committed to sustainable policies and practices.  The industry continuously works to reduce green-house gases, reduce air emissions, control dust and help reclaim land to productive uses including helping restore California’s vanishing wetlands and wildlife habitat.
We hope you find this webpage useful in learning more about CalCIMA and California’s construction and industrial materials industry.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about CalCIMA.

Gary W. Hambly


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