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Demand for Calcium Carbonate Growing in China

Yahoo! reports that the demand for ground calcium carbonate is growing in China due to an increase in its use in the paper industry. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers. The School of Energy Science and Engineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology recently released a study looking…

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Posted 7/21/16 at 5:35 PM

Senator Has a Blast at Virginia Quarry Visit

Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. recently hosted Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for a site visit at the Mitchells Quarry near Culpeper, Va. The senator saw first-hand how the quarry uses drones to monitor blasts in the 50-acre quarry. “We use drones for about every other blast to understand if we’re using the right amount of explosives,”…

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Posted 7/21/16 at 5:20 PM

Face to Face with Capitol Hill Lawmakers

This September, NSSGA invites everyone in the aggregates industry to meet face-to-face with their elected officials on Capitol Hill and educate them on the value of aggregates. “It is really important to let lawmakers know the many ways that quarries have positive impacts in their communities, and there are quarries in just about every congressional…

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Posted 7/18/16 at 12:20 PM

How Many Pokémon Does It Take?

“Pokémon Go” fever is sweeping the nation and we here at NSSGA are quite partial to our favorite ‘rock type’ Pokémon, Geodude and Onix! Did you know that according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 1.32 billion metric tons of aggregates were produced by quarries in 2015? That equals almost 30 billion Geodudes! Additionally, every man,…

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Posted 7/15/16 at 3:23 PM

Regulatory Box Score

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Posted 7/14/16 at 2:20 PM

Let’s Bring Congress to Quarries this Summer!

Congress will soon begin a seven-week recess running from July 16 through Labor Day giving NSSGA members several weeks to host visits to local operations. Last summer, aggregates operations around the country brought members of Congress to their quarries in record numbers. The industry’s heightened participation in “Driving It Home 2015” was a critical component in…

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Posted 7/13/16 at 5:00 PM

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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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