Monthly Archives: October 2013

  • NSSGA COMMENDS HOUSE ON PASSAGE OF THE WRRDA BILL

    NSSGA applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Water Resources Reform & Development Act of 2013 on an overwhelmingly favorable vote of 417 to 3.

    Posted 10/24/13 at 9:06 PM

  • NSSGA Urges the House to Pass WRRDA Bill

    On behalf of the membership of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I urge you to support the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013

    Posted 10/22/13 at 7:28 PM

  • CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS POISED TO END SHUTDOWN, AVOID DEFAULT

    With the Oct. 17 deadline for raising the nation’s debt ceiling now only hours away, Senate party leaders appear to be putting the finishing touches on a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default.

    Posted 10/16/13 at 8:29 PM

  • OZINGA WELCOMES OLYMPIC-COMMISSIONED FLAGPOLE

    Ozinga Indiana Ready Mix Concrete on Wednesday dedicated a new 375-square-foot American flag atop a 70-foot aluminum flagpole originally built to be used at the London Olympics. Marty Ozinga, IV, president and co-owner of Ozinga Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, watches Oct. 9 while a new 375-square-foot American flag is raised over Ozinga’s Gary location. The…

    Posted 10/16/13 at 4:06 PM

  • KPI-JCI AND ASTEC MOBILE SCREENS DONATES $4K IN HONOR OF DEALERS

    KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Yankton, S.D., announced a donation on Oct. 14 of more than $4,000 to local and national charities selected by its dealer organization. In lieu of the traditional awards typically given to dealers who exemplify excellence at the company’s annual National Dealer Conference, KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens decided to allow…

    Posted 10/16/13 at 3:51 PM

  • NSSGA MEMBERS SHARE CONCERNS ABOUT EPA’S CONNECTIVITY REPORT AND JURISDICTIONAL RULE

    Expansion of federal jurisdiction could make permitting more difficult for members…

    Posted 10/16/13 at 3:47 PM

  • ATTENTION NSSGA BOARD MEMBERS – DON’T FORGET TO RETURN YOUR ROCKPAC PLEDGE FORMS

    NSSGA kicked off its 2014 ROCKPAC fundraising drive last week during the Fall Board Meeting at Amelia Island, Fla.  The 24 attendees at the ROCKPAC Trustees strategic planning meeting got it started with pledges exceeding $100,000.  That number has swelled to more than $140,000 thanks to NSSGA board members who have submitted their pledges. Those…

    Posted 10/16/13 at 3:41 PM

  • SPONSOR A ROCKPAC 2014 PRIZE TODAY

    There is still time for companies to indicate their sponsorship of a door prize for the annual ROCKPAC reception to be held at the NSSGA Annual Convention on March 5, 2014, in Las Vegas.

    Posted 10/16/13 at 3:32 PM

  • SHUTDOWN NOW UP AGAINST DEBT LIMIT DEADLINE

    The federal government has been in a partial shutdown since Oct. 1 when the president and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution.  Now lawmakers seeking an end to this fiscal standoff must also contend with the Oct. 17 deadline for raising the debt limit.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)…

    Posted 10/16/13 at 3:11 PM

  • MSHA-NSSGA ALLIANCE ISSUES SAFETY ALERT ON NON-POWERED HAND TOOLS

    The MSHA-NSSGA Alliance issued a Safety Alert based on non-powered hand tools, the use of which is related to 15% of all injuries at stone, sand and gravel facilities in 2012. In 2012, 227 accidents resulted from the use of non-powered hand tools at stone, sand and gravel operations. Click on this link  in order…

    Posted 10/3/13 at 1:44 PM