A woman’s place is in the aggregates industry.
We are pleased to announce that SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA Miner and North American Mining magazines – has launched Women in Aggregates, womeninaggregates.com, a new group dedicated to supporting women working in the aggregates industry.
The initiative follows the efforts of similar groups such as Women in Mining, Women in Construction and Women of Asphalt.
The Mission Statement of the group is: “To create a supportive space for women that fosters leadership growth, networking opportunities and advocacy of the aggregate industry.”
The organizational director of Women in Aggregates will be Rock Products’ Managing Editor Josephine Patterson, an 11-year industry veteran. “This effort grew out of discussions I have had with other women working in the aggregates industry, and we are proud to see this group come to fruition,” Patterson said.
Support for this organization comes courtesy of some of the aggregates industry’s heavy hitters, such as Karen Hubacz, chair of NSSGA and president of Bond Construction, and Anne Noonan, president and CEO of Summit Materials (see feature page 24). On the manufacturing side, executives such as Superior Industries’ Mary Erholtz and CEMCO’s Jennifer Hise-Trujillo are on board.
Membership in Women in Aggregates is open to any woman working in, or working in support of, the aggregates industry, including producers, manufacturers and distributors; and marketing, advertising or public relations professionals.
Interested parties can go to womeninaggregates.com to join the mailing list and to stay apprised of future developments, meetings, events and other communications from the group. There is also a LinkedIn discussion page, at www.linkedin.com/groups/12717856. And look for a special reception at next year’s ConExpo-Con/Agg show.
We look forward to seeing Women in Aggregates develop growth opportunities and a positive working environment for its members for the foreseeable future.