The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

NSSGA at the 2016 Conventions

  NSSGA had high-profile presences at both the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pa. this month as one of the organizers of the “Connecting America’s Future – Runways, Rivers, Roads and Rails” events. “With Congress out for seven weeks for the party conventions and the August congressional…

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Posted 7/29/16 at 2:20 PM

We Need You this September!

Sit down with elected officials and their staff on Capitol Hill to educate them on the aggregates industry this September. If anyone is attending the Safety and Health Committee Meetings and Advocacy Fly-In, NSSGA will help set up a face-to-face meeting for you and key members of Congress. Register today and become an advocate for aggregates…

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Posted 7/29/16 at 1:37 PM

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. 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

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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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