Safety & Education Seminar

Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299
Date & Time: 3/1/2023 - 3/2/2023


The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association is hosting the annual Safety and Educational Seminar on Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2, 2023 at the Louisville Marriott East hotel in Louisville, KY. This is a great opportunity to attend and learn the latest safety trends and educational opportunities from the industry and partnering agencies. There are 33 available exhibit booths where our members will be showcasing the latest products and services. Don't miss this chance to network with the exhibitors.

The seminar will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1 with safety presentations and conclude with Brandon Schroeder. Brandon was in an electrical accident and lived to tell his story. Following the safety day, we invite you to join our associate members for an opening reception in the trade show area located just outside the meeting room. 


Thursday morning, breakfast will start at 7:00 a.m. along with the exhibit hall being open for networking with the industry. Following breakfast, we will kick-off our second General Session at 8:00 a.m. with guest speaker Derek Anderson, former University of Kentucky Wildcat and NBA star. We have several technical presentations scheduled along with a financial, MSHA compliance, and screening, crushing and blasting round table. Lunch will be served at approximately 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Following lunch, we have prepared an afternoon focused on workforce development. The industry has asked and encourged us to help with this effort and this is a great opportunity to learn about some options to hire and retain employees. The day will conclude at approximately 4:05 p.m. where we will wrap up with door prizes.


Conference Registration Options:


Click Here to Register as an ATTENDEE


Click Here to Register as a SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR


Who Should Attend:

Owners, Operators, Foremen, HR Managers / Hiring Personnel, Financial Personnel, Sales Reps, Laborers, Safety Directors/Managers, etc. 


Hotel Room Reservation Information:

Room Rate: $155 - Click here to reserve your hotel room

The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association has a block of rooms reserved for Wednesday night March 1 at the Marriott Louisville East Hotel. Deadline to receive the discounted room rate is February 15, 2023. To reserve a room, call 859-455-5000 and use the "KCSA Safety and Education Conference" rate. The room rate is $155.00 per night plus tax. We recommend reserving your hotel room early as the room block will fill up. Please note that check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. All room cancellations must be received no later than 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations made after this time, or no shows, will be charged for 1 night's stay.

Guest Speakers


Wednesday, March 1 - Brandon Schroder - Believe in Safety                                   Tuesday, March 2 - Derek Anderson - Stamina...Don't Run Out of Breath, Before you Win!

Day 1 - Safety Day              

11:00 a.m.              Registration Open - Lobby Foyer
1:00 - 1:15 p.m.     Welcome Remarks
                              Tim Stout, KCSA Chairperson, Sterling Materials
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.     Creating a Safety Culture
                              Don Adkin, Davis H Elliott Companies
                                    SIF Prevention (Serious Injury and Fatality). Working in a high risk (High Voltage) environment we had reduced significantly our frequency rates for injury and other metrics we track in industry, but our severity rates had no corresponding reductions. Using the SIF model we began to tackle the severe injury causes and prevent their occurrences.      
2:00 - 2:25 p.m.   Workers Compensation, Claims Data Related to Mining
                              George Moore
                               Mark Bates, Risk Control Consultant   
                                  Having adequate workers’ compensation insurance coverage is a critical component of any successful construction operation. And for over 40 years, the Kentucky AGC Self Insurers’ Fund has been providing coverage,  paying claims, and returning excess back to members in the form of dividends. Join us for a claims analysis where we’ll review the most frequent and most severe claims we’ve seen from members of the Kentucky                                           Crushed Stone Association over the last 5 years, and what you can do to protect your business against them.           
2:25 - 3:25 p.m.     Believe in Safety
                              Brandon Schroeder
3:25 - 3:40 p.m.     Break
3:40 - 4:10 p.m.    NSSGA Safety Update - Serious Injury and Fatality Program
                              Libby Pritchard, NSS 
                                      Safety training, toolbox talks, and refreshers can get stale. Quickly. When our training gets repetitive or boring, then the message– no matter how important– can get lost or go in one ear and out the other. To keep safety training from becoming a ‘just check the box’ exercise, we need to find new ways to say the same old thing, and that’s exactly what this session is all about. NSSGA has developed a number of new, different, and engaging safety resources that you can bring back to your companies to reinvigorate training. The session will also cover NSSGA’s new program: “Take Control: Prevent Serious Injuries and Fatalities,” that was just launched in 2023.   
4:10  - 4:55 p.m.    Independent Safety Audits
                               John Head, Q4 Impact Group
                                Mark Wharton, American Mine Services
4:55 - 5:30 p.m.     MSHA Update
                              Sam Creasy, Barbourville District 7 Manager
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.     Welcome Reception in Exhibit Area
                              ***Dinner on your own***

Day 2 - Education Day
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.      Breakfast - Ballrooms C/D
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.      Stamina...Don't Run Out of Breath, Before You Win! 
                               Derek Anderson, Former University of Kentucky & NBA Star
                               Derek Anderson is planning to stick around for a book signing and photos. 
                                   Technical Presentations
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.      Path To Accurate Inventory Starts w/Belt Scales Maintenance
                               Zeljko Basurovic, Loadrite Southern Star
9:30 - 9:50 a.m.      Potential Impact of Changes in Aggregate Specifications 
                               Phil Blankenship, Blankenship Asphalt Tech & Training


                                               The impact of local aggregates on surface friction of roadways is a growing concern in Kentucky and surrounding areas. We will discuss current measures of friction and studies that are underway to evaluate our                                           materials.

9:50 - 10:15 a.m.     Retirement Planning – Why It Matters More than Ever, and Some Tips and Strategies to Help 
                                David Parks, CPA/ABV, Senior Wealth Advisor, Wealth Management Group
     All Set Financially for the Future?  Let’s Talk about it. With an ever-changing landscape and looming financial challenges on the horizon, it has never been more important for individuals to take responsibility for their own financial future. In this presentation, we will discuss the reasons why preparing for retirement is more critical than ever, and we will explore various tips, strategies, and recommendations that you can implement now and in the future to help ensure you will be ready for your retirement years.
10:15 - 10:25 a.m.      Break
10:25 - 11:00 a.m.      MSHA Compliance - Practice Pointers for Protecting Your Business
                                   Brad Oakley, Jackson Kelly
                                            The presentation will cover information that is important for your supervisory personnel to know as well as for any hourly people who accompany MSHA on inspections. I will cover the legal basics of the Mine Act                                            and the MSHA regulations, including negligence and S&S factors, and talk about the various enforcement tools at MSHA’s disposal. I will also cover the inspection process: what to say/not to say to the inspector,                                                information and evidence gathering during the inspection, and evaluating whether to contest citations. Finally, I will talk about the potential for personal civil and criminal liability for agents (management) of the                                                    company, explain the special investigation process, and advise participants of their rights in any special investigation. 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Blasting Consistency & Crushing Efficiency
                                    Spencer Kossl B.L. Halbert International, Senior Presconstruction Manager    
                                   Jason Staat Austin Powder
                                    Maggie Archibald, Q4 Impact Group

                                            Everybody knows the cheapest way to crush rock is with explosives.  And the highest efficiency of a processing plant is achieved through optimizing the blast design to maximize the amount of desired sizes of finished product in the shotrock pile.  In this way, the minimum amount of mechanical crushing is required to produce the maximum amount of saleable products.  In addition, the optimum blast design can result in minimizing the amount of undesirable sizes, such as fines.Once the optimum blast design is achieved to maximize desirable sizes and the plant is configured to take advantage of the blast design, the consistency of the shotrock size distribution must be maintained to assure the plant will perform at a consistent level of efficiency.In this session, industry experts in both blasting and processing come together to discuss the importance and benefits derived from optimizing the blast design and maintaining shotrock consistency to achieve maximum processing benefits. The panelists will also discuss the financial tradeoffs in achieving maximum overall blasting and processing efficiency.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.        Lunch
                                   Workforce Development
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.          Retaining and Developing Your Leaders
                                   Maggie Archibald / Bronwyn Weaver, Q4 Impact Group

                                             Retaining and Developing Your Leaders This program will present these key concepts: 

  •  Command and Control is being replaced by Collaboration and Teams
  • Unlocking the Potential of Great Teams
  • The Six Types of Working Genius is a program (developed by Patrick Lencioni) designed to help discover your natural gifts and thrive at work. Discover your genius!

                                           Bronwyn and Maggie have been involved in these efforts in a variety of workplace scenarios and will share their perspectives about where to start, who should be involved, and how to set achievable goals. The program will be tailored to those with high-level responsibilities and influence involved in workforce development, leadership, marketing strategy, and communications. Topics will include:

  • Assessing Culture and Creating a Shared Vision for Productivity and Success
  • Best Managing Generational Shifts and Diversity
  • Team-Driven Performance Support

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.          Hiring Qualified Employees from Ft. Campbell

                                   Derek Poor, Ft. Campbell, Veteran Transition Liaison, West Kentucky Workforce Board


                                     This presentation will provide information about the military transition process for service members separating from Fort Campbell, KY. Topics will include: The Transition Assistance Program, information about the installation, Fort Campbell’s workforce partners, transitioning family members and best practices when hiring a veteran.


2:15 - 2:25 p.m.            Break

2:25 - 3:25 p.m.         Engaging with High Schools Career and Technical Centers, Apprenticeship Programs & Understanding Child Labor Laws for Quarries
                                  Mary Taylor, Industry Training and Development Specialist for KY Department of Education


                                             Mary Taylor from the Kentucky Department of Education will inform the industry about the untapped and sustainable workforce pipeline through students in Career and Technical Education Pathways.  These students are taught by industry professionals and have a good foundation in technical skills and a desire to complete career pathways and transition into related occupations. The key element to these students’                                success is having committed employers willing to partner and invest in high school programs.

                                  Duane Hammons, Assistant Director, Education & Labor Cabinet, Division of Wages and Hours
3:25 - 4:00 p.m.         How to Administer an Apprenticeship Program at a Local High School
                                  Sean Campbell, Carmeuse
4:00 p.m.                   Wrap Up/ Cash Door Prizes



Conference Sponsorships:

This is your chance to help support the event and offset all costs including meals, meeting space rental fees, registration information, the reception, breakast, lunch, breaks, audio/video etc. This will also help offset the costs associated with our keynote speaker, which brings a lot of value to conference. We can't stress how important it is to have your support!

Sponsorship Levels:

Gold - $2,500

Signage Displayed Throughout Meeting

  • Wednesday Business Meeting
  • Wednesday Night Reception
  • Thursday Business Meeting

Logo displayed on Association's App - NEW MEMBER FEATURE

Listed in program and mentioned during the meeting


Silver - $1,500.00

Signage Displayed Throughout The Following:

  • Wednesday Business Meeting
  • Wednesday Night Reception

Listed in program and mentioned during the meeting


Bronze - $750.00

Listed in program and mentioned during the meeting

*Your sponsorship includes one full registration including all meals.


Gold Sponsors

Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company


Kentucky Equipment Distributors

Boyd Company

Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company

Construction Machinery Company

Meade Tractor

Process Machinery

Wilson Equipment

Rudd Equipment


Silver Sponsor

Belt Tech Industrial, Inc. 


Bronze Sponsors

LOADRITE Southern Star

Conn-Weld Industries LLC

Unified Screening & Crushing

Stedman Machine Company




Conference Layout updated Jan. 30th 

Booth 1 -   Loadrite Southern Star

Booth 2 -   Conn-Weld Industries LLC

Booth 3 -   Thaman Rubber Co.

Booth 4 -   Rock Drilling Inc.

Booth 5 -   Franklin Rock & Recycle

Booth 6 -   Roppel Ind.

Booth 7 -   Bramco-MPS

Booth 8 -   Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company

Booth 9 -   Rudd Equipment Company

Booth 10 - SynTerra Corp

Booth 11 -  Stedman Machine Company

Booth 12 - Quick Supply Company

Booth 13 - 

Booth 14 - Chicago Chain & Transmission Co. / Mine Duty Idlers

Booth 15 - 

Booth 16 - OB & E Rubber

Booth 17 - 

Booth 18 -

Booth 19 - Unified Screening & Crushing

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Booth 23 - Belt Tech Industrial, Inc.

Booth 24 - Midwestern Industries, Inc. 

Booth 25 - 

Booth 26 - Aggregate Processing Inc

Booth 27 - Process Machinery, Inc.

Booth 28 - Construction Machinery Company

Booth 29 -

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