Ohio Aggregates Association commends Governor Dewine’s infrastructure funding proposal

Ohio Aggregates Association commends Governor Dewine’s infrastructure funding proposal

The over 200-member companies of the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) commend Governor Mike DeWine for his support of an increase of the motor fuel user-fee to fund critical roadway, bridge and infrastructure needs in Ohio.

OAIMA, Executive Director, Patrick Jacomet, stated, “Governor DeWine has long been a strong leader and advocate for safe and efficient roadways and bridges. Ohio is woefully behind our neighboring states when it comes to funding and the Governor’s forward-thinking proposal ensures that Ohio’s transportation system is safe, reliable and efficient. We look forward to working with the Ohio General Assembly and stress that indexing continues to be included as part of this solution to ensure that future funding needs are met.”

Celebrating its 101th year, The OAIMA represents over 200 companies including all the state’s mining operations (except coal) along with companies that supply goods and services to those operations. These commodities valued at over $1 Billion, include mostly construction materials, both natural and manmade, such as aggregates (sand, gravel, slag, crushed limestone, dolomite and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement and

recycled concrete. Each year, every Ohioan uses about 22,000 lbs. of aggregates and minerals produced in Ohio. For more information visit www.oaima.org

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