During the late 1950s, a time
when the industry was operating on a piecemeal basis and lacked leadership, a
small group of concerned producers gathered to discuss the need for a single
organization that would represent all aggregate producers.
This group recognized that aggregate producers
across Illinois were suffering from harmful legislation, difficult
specifications, poor communications, inadequate research and a lack of
The dozen producers who met recognized the need
for a united front and representation for their industry and agreed to form an
alliance with other interested aggregate producers. From this meeting, the
association was organized in 1962. By 1967, the needs of the industry had
grown to such proportions that it was decided to reorganize the association and formally incorporate it as a not-for-profit trade association.
The IAAP responds to statewide aggregate issues
that are difficult for national aggregate associations to handle. However, the
IAAP works closely with allied Illinois construction associations, with
neighboring State aggregate associations and with national industry groups to
protect our industry’s future.
The IAAP currently represents companies
producing more than 90 percent of Illinois's aggregate
and industrial minerals
at over 250 plants and facilities in 70 counties
throughout Illinois as well as operations in surrounding states.