The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

TIME’S RUNNING OUT! 2015 AGG1 ACADEMY CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES AUG. 30

This is the last week to submit your proposal for an education session at the 2015 AGG1 Academy in Baltimore, March 17-19. NSSGA is accepting proposals through Aug. 30 in virtually every aspect of the aggregates industry, including: • Safety & Health • Environment • Sustainability • Government Relations & Advocacy • Regulatory Issues •…

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Posted 8/28/14 at 8:55 PM

COURT THROWS OUT POV APPEAL ON JURISDICTIONAL GROUND, SKIPS MERITS

Last week, the Sixth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed the challenge to the U.S. Mine and Safety Administration’s Pattern of Violations rule filed by NSSGA and other associations. The three-judge panel dismissed the case saying that the court lacked jurisdiction. They claimed that the federal appeals court can decide matters related to…

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Posted 8/28/14 at 8:14 PM

NSSGA MAKES ANNUAL AWARDS MORE MEANINGFUL

By restructuring its annual awards program, NSSGA seeks to increase the prestige of its top honors.  Each year, NSSGA recognizes the top performers in several categories including environment, community relations, and health and safety to promote responsible quarry and mine management. This year, finalists for the Environmental Award and Community Relations Award will be selected…

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Posted 8/27/14 at 8:25 PM

SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE BEING SURVEYED FOR NSSGA RESPONSE TO MSHA CIVIL PENALTIES PROPOSAL

To aid the Safety and Health Committee’s work to formulate persuasive comments in response to the U.S. Mine and Safety Administration’s proposed civil penalties rule for safety and health violations, NSSGA is surveying member companies about recent MSHA enforcement history.  The civil penalties proposal is a challenging one, as it could lead to increased penalty…

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Posted 8/27/14 at 8:21 PM

NSSGA MEETS WITH STATE EXECUTIVES AT ACE MEETING

NSSGA’s Vice President for Safety Services Joe Casper, met with the Aggregates and Concrete Executives group at its summer meeting in Nashville Aug. 20. Casper discussed the progress made on NSSGA’s strategic plan Rocks Build America and the association’s work to grow and safeguard the stone, sand and gravel industry. The meeting was attended by…

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Posted 8/27/14 at 8:07 PM

COMMAND ALKON ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF FIVECUBITS AS A NEW PRODUCT DIVISION

Command Alkon Incorporated, Birmingham, Ala., a global leader in integrated solutions for the construction materials industry, announced Aug. 11 the acquisition of FiveCubits Inc., resulting in “FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon”. “The FiveCubits team has developed a very successful business model and will continue to maintain the same high quality of products and services…

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Posted 8/27/14 at 7:50 PM

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