The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Top Honors for AGG1 Academy & Expo

The AGG1 Academy & Expo is one of the fastest-growing industry events, according to Trade Show Executive magazine. AGG1 and World of Asphalt, which is collocated with NSSGA’s event, both received a Fastest 50 designation for attendance and number of exhibitors. Additionally, AGG1 also won in the exhibit space category. Don’t miss out on attending…

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Posted 2/9/16 at 5:34 PM

Honoring the Passing of an Association Leader

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association laments the passing of Robert (Bob) G. Bartlett, who died on Jan. 28, 2016. Described as “a former Pennsylvania highway secretary and engineer who seems to be carved from the very construction material he represents” by the Washington Post, Bartlett was a crucial figure in the aggregates industry. “Our…

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Posted 2/8/16 at 12:08 PM

Join NSSGA’s National Tele-Town Hall on Thursday

NSSGA will host a nationwide Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. EST, and everyone in the aggregates industry is welcome to participate. This call is the perfect time to bring questions, ideas and comments to NSSGA and help shape the association’s future legislative and regulatory priorities. Join the Town Hall by calling 855-756-7520,…

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Posted 2/6/16 at 12:00 PM

NSSGA Comments on EPA’s Exceptional Events Proposal

NSSGA is seeking to limit the negative effect of natural events can have on operators to meet national air quality standards. The association submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed rule that clarifies requirements of states to demonstrate nonattainment of air quality standards due to natural events on Feb. 1. The rule makes…

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Posted 2/4/16 at 4:48 PM

Court Upholds Coal Dust Rule for Miners

A federal appeals court upheld the government’s new coal dust exposure rule for coal miners Monday, rejecting industry challenges to it. The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) followed the relevant laws in writing the 2014 rule to limit coal dust exposure. Read this…

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Posted 2/4/16 at 3:28 PM

FAA Bill Has Benefits for the Aggregates Industry

The proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill could mean increased business for the aggregates industry. The bill, proposed by Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., includes an additional $3.8 billion by fiscal 2022 for the Airport Improvement Program which provides grants for airports to modernize runways, aprons and roads at airports. This would be the first…

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Posted 2/4/16 at 1:24 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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