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Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

Last night the U.S. Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to be the next Secretary of Labor. Democratic senators Catherine Cortez-Masto, Nev., Heidi Heitkamp, N.D., Angus King, Maine, Joe Manchin, W.Va., Claire McCaskill, Mo., Bob Menendez, N.J., Bill Nelson, Fla., Jon Tester, Mont., and Mark Warner, Va., joined with all Republicans to confirm Acosta by a vote of…

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Posted 4/28/17 at 9:45 AM

Celebrating 25 Years of Young Leaders

NSSGA celebrated 25 years of the Young Leaders Annual Meeting at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. Industry magnates imparted leadership advice to a record crowd of more than 200 people. Joel Galassini received the Mark S. Walsh award, sponsored by Rock Products. Walsh was a member of the Young Leaders steering committee and helped…

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Posted 4/22/17 at 5:32 PM

NY TIMES: A Blueprint for Infrastructure Funding (editorial)

Economic giants Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore offered a way to reform business taxes and fund infrastructure at the same time in an April 19 editorial in the New York Times. “It is a significant development for such fiscal conservative heavyweights to endorse coupling business tax reform with investing in rebuilding…

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Posted 4/20/17 at 4:10 PM

White House Hears About EPA’s Excessive Regulations

The Trump administration received 168 comments —including one from NSSGA – on regulations that interfere with domestic manufacturing. According to the Washington Post, three senior administration officials said that the White House is inclined to accept many of these suggestions. NSSGA provided comments to the administration on regulations from MSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health…

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Posted 4/17/17 at 5:00 PM

Three Vulcan Quarries Recognized for Environmental Excellence

Three North Carolina quarries owned and operated by Vulcan Materials Company earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certifications, demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship. Gold Hill Quarry, Hendersonville Quarry and Pineville Quarry were each recognized for their voluntary land management work to support wildlife habitats. Gold Hill Quarry encompasses 400 acres in Gold Hill, a…

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Posted 4/14/17 at 11:00 AM

Missouri S&T Students Visit Local Quarry

The Missouri University of Science & Technology student chapter of NSSGA provides hands-on learning opportunities, networking events and fellowship to its members. Led by faculty advisor Greg Galecki, Ph.D, members of this student chapter recently took a field trip to Conco Quarries in Willard, Mo., and Springfield Underground in Springfield, Mo. Check out the photos…

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Posted 4/13/17 at 3:30 PM

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