Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin (APW) held their legislative day in Madison this week.
Attendees spent the morning listening to legislative, regulatory, and administration speakers. Pat Stevens, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division Administrator for Air, Waste, and Remediation and Redevelopment presented on the DNR’s new reorganized structure, and on how permitting and regulation is changing at the DNR. Katie Ignatowski, Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Walker, also spoke on regulatory reform legislation currently being considered by the legislature.
Aggregate Producers of Wisconsin (APW) is a non-profit, statewide trade association dedicated to focusing on the concerns of crushed stone, sand and gravel producers, and to businesses that provide goods and services to the aggregate industry. Production of aggregates in the U.S. in 2013 was more than 2 billion metric tons at a value of $18.6 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women workers nationwide, and every $1 million of stone, sand and gravel sales supports 19.5 jobs. Wisconsin leads the U.S. in sand and gravel production nationwide.