21st Century Challenge for Minnesota’s Aggregate Industry


We are pleased to announce that the speaker for our fourth SME Twin Cities Subsection Luncheon Meeting for the 2009-2010 season will be Fred Corrigan, the Executive Director of the Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota (ARM).

The aggregate industry in Minnesota is changing as aggregate specifications change to meet increased use of washed and crushed materials in concrete and asphalt products. Development pressures during the recent development boom in the Twin Cities region has resulted in the loss of large aggregate reserves. Zoning and permitting pressures continue to impact the ability of the industry to open new reserves or maintain some existing operations. Mapping programs managed by the Department of Natural Resources are threatened by budget cuts at the same time industry-supported aggregate taxes have been increased by the legislature. Fred Corrigan’s lunch presentation will revisit the 2000 Legislative Task Force Report, which has a goal of reenergizing the need for a state policy designed to preserve this valuable resource, and will look ahead to the challenges facing the industry in the 21st century in Minnesota.

Please plan to join us for this lunchtime presentation on Thursday, March 18, 2010.






Holiday Inn 
Minneapolis Metrodome

1500 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

March 18, 2010
11:30am - Registration
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch & Presentation


$20 - Members
$25 - Non-Members
$10 - Students 
(with student ID)

Please register here 
by March 12, 2010



Click here for Aggregate and Ready Mix Association of Minnesota web site