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ASGCO’s Heavy Duty Wash-Box Belt Cleaning System Reduces Airborne Dust by Over 90% at Trona Mine!

Learn how this plant greatly reduced their airborne irritable dust levels and the residual materials by over 90% to almost fresh air quality! Download the PDF file .

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Posted 7/27/16 at 5:27 PM

Opposing MSHA’s Proposed Workplace Exams Rule

NSSGA continues to take steps to oppose MSHA’s proposed rule on workplace exams, as the agency seeks to tighten the rule proposed this year. At an MSHA public hearing on the workplace exams proposal today, Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president of safety, and members presented the concerns of NSSGA and the association’s Safety and Health subcommittee. …

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Posted 7/26/16 at 5:23 PM

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.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinese-calcium-carbonate-industry-reshapes-080000223.html 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

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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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