The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA)–the trade association in Ohio that represents all of the state’s mining operations (with the exception of coal)–recently released a video that captures a tour through a reclamation site.
Aggregate is most commonly made up of sand, gravel, and crushed limestone. It’s used in both vertical (buildings, homes, schools, churches, etc.) and horizontal (roads, bridges, sidewalks, etc) construction sites.
If you want to learn more about all of the jobs and roles mentioned in this video, consider exploring an education in MACC Tech! MACC Tech – or Mining, Asphalt, Concrete & Construction (MACC) Technology, as it’s otherwise called – is a program designed to expose junior and senior high school students to a career technology path that ultimately leads to opportunities associated with the aggregate, asphalt, concrete and construction industries. You can learn more about that here.