US Congressman Baron Hill, representing the 9th District in Indiana, visited the Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. Cape Sandy Quarry near Leavenworth, Indiana last week to get a first hand view of limestone surface mining in the area. Congressman Hill, along with staff members, were escorted throughout the quarry operation, asking questions and visiting with employees discussing the aggregate mining industry and MSHA regulations affecting surface mines today. Employees specifically spoke to Congressman Hill about how MSHA inspections have become much more difficult and that there is less partnering to find solutions between MSHA inspectors and our people out in the field. Employees told the Congressman that new proposed legislation will make it more difficult for both parties to have open and frank discussions. Other areas of conversation included the Federal Mine Act and how it affects day to day operations at Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. quarries. Congressman Hill concluded his tour with a safety briefing and visit to the Underground operations at the quarry.