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Young Leaders Annual Meeting: Preparing Our Industry’s Future Leaders by Chris Upp, Conco Quarries, Inc. Young Leaders Chairman With 142 young leaders in attendance, NSSGA’s Young Leaders 2011 Annual Meeting, held at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Ft. Lauderdale on May 11 – 15, was the second most attended YL Annual Meeting in history. Not only did the event offer attendees an opportunity to hear from industry leaders, but it also provided a memorable community service project where attendees donated their time and worked together for a truly worthy cause. Sean K. McLanahan, executive vice president and CFO, corporate secretary, McLanahan Corporation, Hollidaysburg, Pa., was presented the 2011 Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award for his dedication, commitment and participation in NSSGA Young Leaders. Presenting the award was Brian Witmer, aggregate operations manager, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., State College, Pa., who encouraged all of the young leaders to take advantage of the opportunities the meeting had to offer. Witmer reminded the group that Mark Walsh was one of them – a young leader – who at the age of 37, with two children, lost the battle against leukemia. The Mark S. Walsh Leadership Award is presented to an active young leader who, according to the award criteria, “Exemplifies the leadership traits of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment and whose efforts in improving and developing the image and programs of the Young Leaders are in keeping with the example set forth by the honoree of this award.” Sean McLanahan accepts the Mark S. Walsh Award from Brian Witmer. From left: Diane McLanahan, Sean McLanahan, Brian Witmer and Christy Witmer. Community Service Project This year’s community service/ team-building event included partnering with FEEDING South Florida. Founded in 1981 as the Daily Bread Food Bank, FEEDING South Florida has been working to reduce hunger by reducing waste and distributes approximately 1.8 million pounds of food each month to hungry South Floridians. Operations and Tours Attendees toured the CEMEX FEC Quarry, which has a production capacity of 14 million tons of limestone per year. The FEC Quarry operates seven crushers and 18 vibrating screens, and is capable of producing up to 3,000 TPH of finished product. FEC also features a fully automated 8-scale loadout system capable of loading 400 rail cars and more than 1,000 trucks per day. The Young Leaders would like to thank CEMEX for hosting the tour and sponsoring lunch at the site; Miguel Fernandez for his hard work in setting up the tour; and Karl Watson, Jr., president, CEMEX USA and NSSGA board member, for his support of the YL Meeting. You Leaders helped with food distribution for FEEDING South Florida. This year’s operational tour included CEMEX FEC Quarry. STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, 23

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011
Events Calendar
Table of Contents
Legislative Calendar
Community Relations Is Key to Unlocking the Answers to a Successful Operation
In Pursuit of Social Responsibility
Preparing Industry’s Future Leaders at the Young Leaders’ Annual Meeting
NSSGA Is Growing Forward With Its New Grassroots Campaign
Don’t Expect Snow in Charlotte
Investing in Safety Generates Positive Roi
Rip & Share – Stay Safe During the Summer
Rip & Share Safety Handout
Products & Services Guide Listings
Index to Advertisers

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - July/August 2011