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CalCIMA Accepting Papers for
2014 Conference

For Immediate Release                                                         
April 24, 2014             

Nov. 2 – 5, 2014, Paradise Point Island Resort, San Diego

The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces that it is accepting papers for its 2014 Education Conference.   
“The annual Education Conference provides a time for industry members in California to learn about trends in industry and government affecting their business,” said Stephanie Pridmore, manager of events and association services.
The conference addresses topics ranging from business operations and products to environment and safety regulation.  There is particular interest in talk proposals from vendors on equipment, technology, operations and safety.
Proposals to speak at the 2014 CalCIMA Education Conference should be submitted by June 2.  The application form is available on the CalCIMA website at
The 2014 Education Conference will be November 2-5 at the Paradise Point Island Resort in San Diego, California.
CalCIMA is a trade association for aggregate, industrial mineral, and ready mixed concrete producers. 
For more information about the conference, go to or contact Stephanie Pridmore at

American Concrete Institute (ACI) Presents
Distinguished Achievement Award to CalCIMA

3/24/2014 - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA). The award was presented at the ACI Spring 2014 Convention in Reno, Nevada, March 23.

The award is given to ACI nonmembers who have made notable contributions to the advancement of the concrete industry.  Pictured is ACI President Anne Rice presenting the award to CalCIMA President/CEO Gary Hambly. 

Read the full news release from ACI at


CalCIMA Announces 2013 Safety Award Recipients

Mine & Plant Awards

Dec. 13, 2013 - (Sacramento, CA).  The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces the recipients of the 2013 CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Awards.
“These awards recognize mines and plants that have taken significant steps to create safer workplaces,” said Gary Hambly, President & CEO of CalCIMA.  “They recognize the team effort from workers, supervisors, and management to allow for innovations, processes, and communication to improve workplace safety,” said Hambly.
“The CalCIMA Excellence in Safety Award is unique in that it goes beyond numbers and seeks to find changes in culture, engineering, and procedures to learn where mines and plants are adapting and changing to improve safety,” said Mike Herges with Graniterock and co-chair of the CalCIMA Safety & Health Committee. 
The awards have several categories for aggregate, ready mixed concrete, and industrial minerals plants and personnel.  This year, the judging panel selected winners in five categories: 


Cement Plant – TXI Riverside Cement’s Crestmore Quarry & Plant in Riverside County.
Ready Mixed Concrete Plant – Lehigh Hanson’s Paso Robles Ready Mixed Concrete Plant in San Luis Obispo County. 
Industrial Mineral Plant – Lhoist North America’s Natividad Plant in Monterrey County.
Small Aggregate Plant (fewer than 20 employees) – Calaveras Materials Inc.’s Merced Aggregate Mine in Merced County.
Large Aggregate Mine – Lehigh Hanson’s Irwindale Rock Plant in Los Angeles County.

Awards were presented by Wyatt Andrews, western district manager for the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s metal and non-metal division, on Nov. 13 at the 2013 CalCIMA Education Conference.  
A 10 member judging panel of industry and state agency officials selected the award winners.  More information on the winners can be found at
CalCIMA is a trade association for aggregate, ready mixed concrete, and industrial mineral producers in California.  The members of CalCIMA provide local materials to build roads, bridges, hospitals and schools, and support agricultural and manufacturing industries in California.  In all, CalCIMA’s membership includes over 500 production facilities.  


CalCIMA Honors Industry Members

Dec. 9, 2013 - (Sacramento, CA).  The California Construction & Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announces awards for members who made outstanding contributions during 2013.
“The volunteer efforts of the companies and individuals that make up an association are critical to its success,” said Gary W. Hambly, President & CEO of CalCIMA.  “We have been fortunate this past year to have several members make exceptional contributions to benefit the activities of CalCIMA,” said Hambly.
“It is very gratifying to have so many outstanding professionals supporting CalCIMA,” said Tom Powell, with CEMEX and Chairman of CalCIMA.  “The actions of each of this year’s recipients have made a marked improvement for the association and the industry,” said Powell.
President’s Award - Jim Good, retired and previously with the law firm Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden.  Jim served CalCIMA as counsel since its inception in 2007.  He has been a long time legal advisor to mining companies in California.
Benjamin J. Licari Distinguished Member Award - Michael Toland, President of Spragues’ Ready Mix.  Mike has been a leader in promoting the association and membership with his colleagues.
Spirit of the Industry Award - Toby Goyette, Environmental Manager with Syar Industries, Inc. and John Lane, EH&S Project Manager with Teichert Materials.  Toby was recognized for his leadership of an industry work group to respond to a draft industrial storm water order from the State Water Board.  John was recognized for his leadership in developing a new air permit for industry to use portable equipment.
Associate of the Year Award – Katharine Wagner, Partner with Downey Brand LLP.  Katharine was recognized for her legal input of industrial storm water proposals and coordination with other interest groups. 
Special Recognition Award  - John Kolski, Community & Government Relations Manager for Stevens Creek Quarry, Inc.   John was recognized for outstanding efforts to support legislative initiatives.              
The awards were presented at the 2013 CalCIMA Education Conference, Nov. 10-13, in Napa, CA. 


2013 Press Releases
   7/25/13 - Kerry Shapiro Named CalCIMA General Counsel  
   7/23/13 - Legislation Saves Over 100 Aggregate and Mineral Operations

2013 Safety Awards Winners
    Cement - TXI Riverside Cement's Crestmore Quarry
    Ready Mixed Concrete - Lehigh Hanson's Paso Robles Plant
    Industrial Minerals - Lhoist Natividad's Plant - Part 1 & Part 2
    Large Aggregate Plant - Lehigh Hanson Irwindale Rock Plant
    Small Aggregate Plant - Lehigh Hanson Merced Aggregate Mine

2012 Press Releases
10/24/12 -  CalCIMA Safety Awards
   10/23/12 -  “CalCIMA Membership” - Spirit of the Industry Award  
   10/22/12 -  John Hecht, Sespe Consulting, Inc., - Associate of the Year
   10/16/12 -  Brian Anderson, Vulcan Materials - President’s Award

Prior year award winners:
            Excellence in Safety Awards
            Member Recognition Awards 

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