Based near the nation's capital, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the world's largest mining association by volume and represents the construction aggregates industry.
NSSGA is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge and public works project and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Production of aggregates in the U.S. in 2013 was more than 2 billion metric tons at a value of $18.6 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women, and every $1 million of stone, sand and gravel sales supports 19.5 jobs.
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.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s vision is a favorable public policy environment that fosters business growth for the aggregates construction materials industries. We are committed to rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure to ensure America’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness in the 21st century and beyond.
NSSGA Strategic Objectives
- Strengthen NSSGA’s legislative advocacy leadership role and effectiveness in the construction materials sector.
- Successfully advocate for members interests on health, safety and environmental issues of national importance
- Expand NSSGA’s internal and external communication strategies to support its priority objectives.
- Articulate NSSGA’s value proposition; increase producer membership and revenues
NSSGA’s member companies produce more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States. NSSGA members are among the best-informed in the industry, receiving weekly industry updates and taking part in the association’s active committees. NSSGA provides a full array of educational opportunities, networking events and publications to help the members of the aggregates industry excel.
NSSGA is the aggregates industry’s strongest voice in the nation’s capital. Members benefit from a professional staff, well-seasoned in national politics, working to represent the industry’s interests in Washington, D.C. NSSGA offers proven, meaningful opportunities to make aggregates producers’ voices stand out on Capitol Hill. NSSGA keeps its members informed, in tune and inside the Washington game whenever its players and power plays stand to affect its members’ business.