The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Highway Materials Group letter in support of action on Surface Transportation Reauthorization

October 7, 2015   Dear Chairman Ryan: On behalf of the Highway Materials Group, which represents the construction materials sector and the equipment manufacturers and distributors who transport these materials, we write to urge action now on surface transportation reauthorization and the enhanced funding to support it.   Our organizations represent hundreds of employees and operations…

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Posted 10/8/15 at 10:31 AM

Register to vote in KY, LA, MS, NJ & VA

There is still time to register to vote in state elections being held in November 2015 in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia. The 2016 primary season kicks off in less than four months with the Iowa Caucus on Feb. 1, 2016, and will be quickly followed by other states, making this the ideal…

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Posted 10/7/15 at 11:53 AM


If you missed the opportunity to participate in Employee Voter Registration Week, don’t worry! That was only the beginning of NSSGA’s “Grow the Vote” drive to register as many members of the aggregates industry to vote as possible. Votes from the aggregates industry in primary elections carry serious weight, according to Pam Whitted, NSSGA senior…

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Posted 10/2/15 at 9:00 AM

Army Corps Leader Defends WOTUS Despite Criticism

The head of the Army Corps of Engineers defended the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule before Congress on Sept. 30. United States Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy told the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water during a hearing that she…

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Posted 10/1/15 at 5:55 PM

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is now accepting applications for the 2015 Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship.  This $5,000 scholarship was created to memorialize the life and accomplishments of the daughter of Jack Curtis at L.C. Curtis and Son, a Georgia sand and gravel producer. Jennifer was a mother of four and active in…

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Posted 9/28/15 at 5:02 PM


As the weather cools and seasons change, quarry operators and personnel may face unique safety hazards as operations prepare for the winter season and perform shutdown or repair activities. The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently issued a safety alert highlighting ways operators and personnel can avoid hazards this time of year. Some…

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Posted 9/24/15 at 3:04 PM

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