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Powell named Indiana’s ‘Miner of the Year’


On January 30, during its 2012 Winter Workshop in Indianapolis, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (IMAA) named Mitchell Quarry Superintendent Danny Powell as their 2012 Miner of the Year.

According to the press release, nominees for this award are submitted and voted on by IMAA members and is based on an individual’s “contributions to the aggregates industry by providing a safe working environment; being innovative in problem solving; demonstrating a concern for the environment; and contributing to the betterment of their local community.”

Recently, Danny has been instrumental in providing significant product volumes to the Indiana Department of Transportation during the construction of Interstate 69. This required a complicated coordination of RGI resources at many plants throughout the state – all while maintaining a safe work environment. He also supervised upgrades to his plant and encouraged his employees to be involved in the community.

Click here to read more about Danny’s accomplishments and about this award in IMAA’s press release.

Several members of Danny’s family were secretly in attendance at the awards luncheon, including RGI Retiree Lee "Plush" Powell (Danny’s father), when the winner was announced.

Pictured: Danny Powell, left, receives the “Miner of the Year” Award from IMAA Executive Director Robert Jones.