Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • NSSGA WELCOMES GROW AMERICA ACT

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the administration’s GROW AMERICA Act today, a  $302 billion, four-year surface transportation reauthorization. NSSGA Chairman Paul I. Detwiler III, president and CEO, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc., said, “We welcome the administration’s involvement in the reauthorization debate through introduction of a multi-year reauthorization bill. It…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 9:22 PM

  • NSSGA’S MIKE JOHNSON FEATURED IN CEO UPDATE

    In the April 18 issue of CEO Update, a premier resource on association news and people, NSSGA’s President and CEO Mike Johnson was interviewed at NSSGA’s headquarters and was characterized as “jumping in head first” in assuming his role at the association, and within seven months had completed a member survey and a new strategic…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 8:35 PM

  • PRESIDENT & CEO WARD NYE ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS

    Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Raleigh, N.C., announced April 16 that longtime Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. will retire from his role as Chairman effective May 22, 2014, following the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. Zelnak will continue to serve as a Director on the Martin Marietta Board. The company also…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:24 PM

  • PRESIDENT & CEO WARD NYE ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MARTIN MARIETTA MATERIALS

    Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., Raleigh, N.C., announced April 16 that longtime Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. will retire from his role as Chairman effective May 22, 2014, following the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting. Zelnak will continue to serve as a Director on the Martin Marietta Board. The company also…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:24 PM

  • NSSGA CONGRATULATES MARYLAND SAFETY WINNERS

    More than 70 winners of safety awards were honored at the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association’s second annual safety awards banquet on Friday evening, April 25, in Glen Burnie, Md. The awards for aggregates producers were for supervisors with no lost time or recordable injuries in his/her area of responsibility during 2013. NSSGA’s Vice…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:22 PM

  • MSHA TO TIGHTEN ENFORCEMENT IN WAKE OF FATALITIES

    Due to a string of fatalities in the metal/non-metal segment, MSHA administrator Neal Merrifield signaled Monday that the agency has encouraged inspectors to do more about miners placing themselves in unduly hazardous situations. Merrifield reported that he has directed inspectors look for miners working in hazardous situations, issue a 107-A order citing imminent danger and…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:21 PM

  • SPATE OF FATALITIES OCCURS IN AGGREGATES

    According to MSHA, two accidents over the past two weeks resulted in three fatalities in the aggregates sector. These bring our sector total of fatals to five thus far in 2014. On April 11, in Missouri, a company saw two miners in an underground limestone mine scaling a pillar while on a basket on a…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:20 PM

  • OHIO PRODUCERS PUSH BACK ON STATE EPA INVESTIGATORS BEGINNING INSPECTIONS WITHOUT TRAINING

    Earlier this month, the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association protested to the state’s Environmental Protection Agency the practice of some inspectors entering mine property without permission. Specifically, this practice is in violation of MSHA’s Part 46 standard concerning hazard awareness training. Because operators are responsible for ensuring that all visitors to mine sites are…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:19 PM

  • NSSGA REQUESTS COMMENT PERIOD EXTENTION FOR JURISDICTIONAL RULE

    NSSGA has requested an additional 90 days to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule on jurisdiction of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. The current comment period is 90 days, which will make comments due on July 21. NSSGA has requested additional time to meaningfully comment on the…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:15 PM

  • 63,000 BRIDGES IN NEED OF REPAIR ACCORDING TO ARTBA ANALYSIS

    A report issued last week by ARTBA finds that 63,000 bridges are in need of repair. According the ARTBA analysis of the U.S. DOT 2013 National Bridge Inventory, every day cars, buses and trucks drive over the nation’s 63,000 structurally compromised bridges 250 million times. In four states, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Iowa and South Dakota,…

    Posted 4/29/14 at 7:15 PM