Annual Convention

March 1-3, 2016

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois


Convention Information

The IAAP Annual Convention in 2016 will incorporate the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference and is the largest aggregates industry convention in the Midwest with over 400 attendees each year.  The Associates’ Expo is a key part of this event—an opportunity to see and ask questions about a large number of products and services offered by Associate Member companies.  Educational seminars, committee reports, luncheon, and evening reception round out the all day program making for a very valuable experience. 

If you would like to join us at Convention, download and complete the registration form on this page then return it to the IAAP, with payment, at your earliest convenience.  To avoid delays at the registration desk, please provide the information requested on the registration form so that we can prepare your name badge(s) in advance.

Associate members interested in displaying their goods and services at this year’s convention may do so in the expo area; however, all expo booths sold out on March 24th. An Expo display booth measures 10 feet wide x 8 feet deep and includes an 8 foot tall backdrop, a display table (8 feet x 2 feet), chairs and electrical outlets. This booth configuration will be available to the first 75 associate members registering.  The $300 cost for an Expo booth includes premium space and a donation towards the Associates’ Luncheon.  For no additional charge, wireless Internet connections will be available to the first 25 companies requesting this service for their booth.  Please note: All associate member companies participating in the Expo must purchase booth space and convention tickets for each attendee and booth worker. 

For all attendees, we block rooms at the Springfield Crowne Plaza. Crowne Plaza reservations: (217) 529-7777. We also secure a block of rooms at the neighboring Holiday Inn Express. Holiday Inn Express reservations: (217) 529-7771.  Other nearby hotels are listed below.

Hilton Garden Inn

3100 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-7171  ‎


Hampton Inn

3185 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-1100

Drury Inn & Suites

3180 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-3900


Microtel Inn & Suites

2636 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 753-2636

Comfort Suites

2620 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 753-4000  ‎


Candlewood Suites

2501 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 522-5100

Country Inn & Suites

3092 Stevenson Dr.

(217) 544-5151 ‎


Residence Inn

2915 Stanford Ave.

(217) 527-1100


Convention Program

Click on the seminar name below to learn more about the content and speaker.


Monday, April 20, 2015 (day before convention)

Day before programs and reception are free of charge

12 noon –  2:00 p.m.

Effective Environmental Awareness Training for Plant Employees (no pre-registration)

Presenter: Dr. Joe McGuire, OMG Midwest, Inc.

2:00 – 4:30

Contesting MSHA Citations-Successful Strategies to Reduce Liability (no pre-registration)

Presenter: Attorney Matthew Korn, Fisher & Phillips, LLP

2:00 – 4:30

Aggregate Policy Seminar (no pre-registration)

Presenter: Sheila Beshears, IDOT Bureau of Material and Physical Research

5:00 – 7:00

Sustainability Reception

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (convention day)

7:00 a.m. – Noon

EVENT CHECK-IN (registration forms are available above)

7:00 – 8:15



8:30 – 8:45

Opening Remarks, Bylaws Amendments and Board Elections


Bryan Hood, IAAP President

Hugh Gallivan, IAAP Secretary

8:45 – 9:30

Committee Chair Reports


Mike Boyda, Public Information and Education

Dan Eichholz, Legislative

Mark Krumenacher, Sustainability

Josh Quinn, Environmental

Doug Roehrs, Specifications and Technical

Alan Shoemaker, Safety

9:30 –10:00

IAAP Safety Awards


Shawn McKinney, IAAP Outreach Mgr.

Michael Jackley, MSHA/EFSMS

Alan Shoemaker, Tuscola Stone Company

10:00 – Noon


10:15 – 10:30

IAAP BOARD CAUCUS – Lincoln Boardroom





Ensuring Contractor Safety

Presenter:  Matt Korn, Attorney Fisher & Phillips LLP


Maximizing Your Crusher

Presenter:  Mark Kennedy – Senior Technical Training Instructor, Metso

Noon – 1:30 p.m.


Speakers - Award:

Hugh Gallivan - Education Foundation

Dan Larson - Community Relations

Alan Shoemaker - Innovative Safety & Health Leadership

Bryan Hood - Mining New Members

Josh Quinn – Environmental Excellence

1:30 – 4:00




Impact of Green Initiatives & Use of Fines in Tollway Construction

Presenter:  Jay Behnke, S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC


Improving Your Site’s Community Relations

Presenters: Gary O’Toole (Hanson Material Service), Randi Wille (Meyer Material), Becky Andrews (Fairmount Santrol), Joe McGuire (OMG Midwest), and Kevin Cox (Vulcan Materials)


Trucking Issues & Concerns

Presenters: Matt Hart, IL Trucking Association and Matt Wells, Midwest Truckers Association


IDOT Friction Policies

Presenter:  Sheila BeShears, IDOT


Changes to IDOT Specifications

Presenter: Laura Mlacnik, Bureau Chief, IDOT, Bureau of Materials and Physical Research


4:00 – 4:45

State of Illinois Update


Gov. Bruce Rauner

Randy Blankenhorn, IDOT

4:45 – 5:00

IAAP Prize Drawing, Business Meeting & Concluding Remarks


Bryan Hood, IAAP President

John Henriksen, IAAP Executive Director

Dan Eichholz, IAAP Associate Director

5:00 – 7:00