BRAINERD – State Senator Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, has been recognized by the Minnesota Ready Mix and Aggregate Association for her years of service and leadership in the State Senate, in particularly as President of the Senate on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance. Committee.
ARM of Minnesota represents producers of rock, sand, gravel and concrete used in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure. They have been championing the building materials industry since their founding in 1953 as the Minnesota Concrete Products Association.
ARM honored Ruud at the association’s annual summer meeting in Brainerd.
Ruud led the creation of the State’s Aggregate Resources Task Force, which assessed the state’s current access to resources such as rock, sand and gravel and how these resources could be managed to guarantee their availability for the maintenance and construction of infrastructure in the future.
Ruud brought documentation of the location of the state’s limited supply of raw building materials into the planning and zoning process and helped strengthen Minnesota’s efforts to map the locations of these limited resources.
“I am honored to receive this recognition award from ARM,” Ruud said in a press release. “Limited raw construction resources like sand and gravel are found throughout our state. One of the accomplishments of which I am most proud was the creation of the Minnesota Aggregate Resources Task Force, which is evaluating ways to manage and preserve these resources to ensure their future use and availability. I will continue to advocate for these important issues even after my term in the Senate ends. »