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truck route and will trucks have to
go through local neighborhoods.
Companies should also understand
if there are supporters for your project in the community. Quarries create
jobs and the materials are generally
used within 50 miles. This means that
other companies benefit from quarries
as much as local residents, who can,
for example, drive on improved roads,
highways and bridges. Construction
companies with positive community
relationships, Departments of Public
Works that understand the value of
quarries and promoting the new jobs
an operation creates are ways of finding support.
Introduce Your Project
There is an old saying by Will Rogers,
"You never get a second chance to
make a good first impression." This is
especially true in our industry. How
you present your project is one of the
key points in your process.
Unless a company offers the correct
and clear image of how a quarry operates, residents unfamiliar with the
industry may have wrong impressions
of sticks of dynamite and a plunger
setting off explosions, trucks running
rampant and clouds of dust emerging
from the pit.
When you introduce your project,
you also need to educate the public and
decision makers about the industry and
the product you are producing. People
use our products every day in their
roads, schools, churches, cosmetics,
homes and hospitals, they likely are
not fully aware of where it all comes
from. Our experience has shown that
when you personalize the product,
those residents who are moderate and
reasonable, looking to be educated are
less likely to oppose the application.
There will always be that 25 percent
who will oppose you no matter what
and go to extremes to make their case.
Remember that you will still need to
meet with them because while you
likely won't change their minds, you
don't want them later claiming that
you never even reached out to them.
You also need to educate the public
about the science that is involved in
our process, this is not Fred Flintstone's

industry. Explain how new technologies have evolved to improve safety
for workers and to the general public,
the tremendous strides and the great
improvements that have been made in
science and technology over the years,
in trucking, environmental measures,
increased standards that we are held to
and innovations that have been made
with dust mitigation. The public and
the decision makers need to be made
aware of these advances.
There can also be a timing issue that
you need to consider. You do not want

those making the final decision to learn
about the quarry from the residents
and vice-versa. You need to assume that
as soon as you disclose your intentions
to the local government, the residents
will find out. This may not always be
the case but more often than not it
leaks, especially if there is an institutional agenda at work.
The way to properly counter this
is notify both the neighbors and the
government as close in time as you
possibly can. Immediately after you
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Aggregates News Blasts
Aggregates Assist in Hurricane Relief
Trump Regulatory Agenda
Houston Mayor Welcomes Aggregates Industry
2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo
2018 NSSGA Annual Convention
2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting
There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Introduce Your Quarry Application
Rip & Share
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Intro
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - cover1
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Aggregates News Blasts
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Aggregates Assist in Hurricane Relief
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Trump Regulatory Agenda
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Houston Mayor Welcomes Aggregates Industry
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 NSSGA Annual Convention
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - There Is a Right Way and a Wrong Way to Introduce Your Quarry Application
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 57
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - 59
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - March/April 2018 - Index of Advertisers
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