The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association


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


This week is Employee Voter Registration Week and NSSGA wants to make it easy for member companies to make a difference in 2016, when Americans will elect a new president, 435 members of Congress, 34 Senators, several governors and thousands of state and local officials. Research has shown that employees consistently list their employer as…

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Posted 9/22/15 at 4:34 PM

Caterpillar Calling for a Long Term Highway Bill

Doug Oberhelman, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc, wrote an opinion piece for CNBC today calling for Congress to solve America’s congestion problems and invest in our infrastructure with a long-term highway bill.  Oberhelman cited a report issued by the Business Roundtable (BRT) that showed a strong U.S. public commitment to invest in world-class physical…

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Posted 9/21/15 at 9:00 AM

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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