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December 13, 2005

The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) recently honored the staff, workers and consumers of RT Industries (RTI) of Troy, Ohio, in a special ceremony. During the event, the OAIMA presented awards for RTI’s special contract job at the 110 Foss Way facilities of the Miami County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD), home of the MRDD Adult Program, where workers package samples of aggregates and minerals mined in Ohio along with industry informational literature. “RT Industries has assembled 1,800 of these Ohio Rocks and Minerals Kits,” says Pat Jacomet, executive director of OAIMA. “They’ve been distributed throughout the state, mainly to schools and teachers as educational tools. Our OAIMA member companies have been very gracious by donating time and materials for this special project. The folks at RTI have been instrumental in meeting the increased demand for these invaluable teaching tools.” Many OAIMA members also purchase the kits for local schools, civic groups, boy and Girl Scout troops and open house events. In addition, OAIMA members presented each consumer at RTI with a T-Shirt emblazoned with the RTI and OAIMA logos and the caption, “RTI and OAIMA – Partners in Earth Science Education.” Each Educational kit contains samples of natural gravel, gypsum, sandstone, clay, dolomite, flint, salt, quartz, limestone and slag, all of which are available in Ohio. RTI workers assemble and fill the sectioned boxes and complete the package by inserting educational materials including a “Facts at a Glance” informational sheet about the aggregate industry in Ohio and an “Ohio Rocks and Minerals Kit” informational brochure describing each sample. (By Diana Barnum, Correspondent)