Founded in 1945, the purpose of Iowa limestone Producers Association (ILPA) is to promote and advance the general welfare of the crushed limestone and affiliated construction aggregate industry in Iowa.
The Annual Convention – Grow your knowledge base by interacting and exchanging information with industry partners. Meet new people and solidify existing relationships. The ILPA convention is two days of fun, education and camaraderie. It is the home of the infamous Rockbuster’s Ball.
Annual Safety Seminar – Held each February, this seminar is a great place to sharpen your skills and gain knowledge in an area that will continue to be important to anyone working in or near mine operations.
Golf Outing – The Outing is held every September at a location selected by the current ILPA President. The Outing provides an opportunity to spend a relaxing afternoon with your peers and suppliers, and participation is a fun way to show your commitment to the industry.
Membership Directory – In April of each year, all ILPA members (Affiliate, M & S, and Producer) receive, without charge, a new and updated Membership Directory. As an ILPA member, your company name, and contact information is included in the Directory.
Rockbuster News – Our ILPA newsletter goes out to over 400 subscribers every-other month and contains timely information of importance to the membership.
Web Page – Each ILPA member (Producer, Affiliate and M & S member) has a spot on this website (www.limestone.org). This personalized location contains their company name and logo if desired. Producer and Affiliate members can provide quarry and sand pit locations on our locator map. It also contains links so our members have instant access to your e-mail address and website. You control the content via password-protected access. Each month all ILPA members are allowed two free ads in the website’s classified section. These ads are “pushed” to all newsletter subscribers twice each month.
Access to MSHA Enforcement Alerts Website – Your ILPA membership allows you to post and read MSHA citations of concern on the nationally recognized MSHA Enforcement Alerts website. Your membership will also put you on a list of those who automatically receive frequent blogs and newsletters from several premier labor attorneys who specialize in MSHA and OSHA regulatory actions.
ILPA Board of Directors Involvement – ILPA Producer members elected to the Board serve a three-year term with the potential to have the term renewed. The Board meets five times per year providing access to the highest level of the ILPA decision-making process.
Contribute to ILPA Committees – ILPA has seven standing committees. Participation provides an opportunity to understand and prepare for new industry initiatives and direction. You can work hand-in-hand with likeminded professionals as they address the ever-changing issues confronting the aggregates industry.
The Promotional Committee promotes all aggregate products including Aglime.
The Public Relations and Education Committee promotes the aggregate industry image through education and training. The Committee works on planning and zoning issues and governmental relations. This committee supports the education of science teachers, county supervisors, Iowa municipalities and other groups of the necessity and proper use of construction aggregates.
The Environmental Committee studies and evaluates Federal, State, and Local environmental control laws and regulations. It actively seeks to protect ILPA members from unnecessary regulatory burden and to informal members when regulations of concern are proposed. The association actively explores areas where construction aggregates can be used to control and improve environmental conditions.
The Safety Committee helps to stimulate greater interest among members towards effective accident prevention and safety programs. It provides safety and training aids and plans the annual ILPA Safety Seminar. As needed, the Committee studies and evaluates laws and regulations pertaining to industry safety and disseminates information to members that will assist them in developing more effective accident prevention. Working through the association, it provides members a voice regarding MSHA initiatives.
The Technical Committee reviews and studies proposed changes in aggregate specifications and makes recommendations to the Iowa Department of Transportation, County Engineers and other bodies. It reviews methods of sampling and testing and works with agencies to provide recommendations for improvements when needed.
The Scholarship Screening Committee considers all applications for scholarships and working with judges from outside of the industry, select those who receive these awards. Currently ILPA distributes over $10,000 annually. The scholarships go to students whose parents are employed by an ILPA Producer or Affiliate member.
The ILPA Convention Planning Committee selects the convention hotel, speakers, topics and theme. Working together, they also construct many of the props and decorations used during the annual Rockbuster Ball.
Minimum Producer Member Dues are $825.00 per year which can be billed monthly. All new members pay minimum dues as a first year trial membership. After the first year, dues are based on tons of aggregate sold in Iowa. Tonnage reports are kept strictly confidential.
Registration Instructions – Filling in the boxes below will create your personal/company username and password. They will be used to re-enter the website once you become a member. This allows you to create classified ads and change any of your company information should the need arise. Please write them down. Boxes marked with asterisks indicate required information.