Committees are the lifeblood of a trade association. Participants help steer and define priorities, allocate resources and define success for the organization.
The M&S Division is comprised of firms that manufacture and market equipment or provide services to the industry. Division members are welcome to serve on NSSGA’s committees, make presentations at workshops and seminars, provide articles for publications, and place advertisements in NSSGA publications.
As the most respected organization of its kind, the Pulverized Minerals Division (PMD) has successfully represented the interests of its members for over 40 years. PMD is open to producers of limestone and other minerals that are ground to 97% minus 325 mesh and finer. PMD promotes continuous improvement in the manufacturing process, product marketing, and sales of finely ground industrial mineral products. PMD also advances the market growth of the industry through product research.
Contributes to the external and internal communications projects of NSSGA, including media relations, articles for Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW and Digital Aggregate and serve as subject matter experts.
Government & Regulatory Affairs
Provides leadership in the development and implementation of NSSGA’s government relations program; identifies, monitors and evaluates key federal and state legislative issues impacting members in the areas of transportation infrastructure, tax, labor, safety, health and the environment; helps formulate and implement association policy as determined by the Board of Directors; develops lobbying strategies to win acceptance of NSSGA positions; provides specific industry involvement and assistance with statements and testimony presented before congressional committees and federal regulatory bodies; and provides support in conjunction with the association’s political action committee (ROCKPAC) for candidates who advocate positions consistent with NSSGA’s established policy.
Engineering & Technical
Promotes the industry’s interest on aggregate specifications in construction materials through involvement with related industry technical committees and federal agencies. It administers the Association’s current and future aggregate research, monitor external research, and serve as an advocate to present a unified voice regarding trending technical issues important to producers.
Provides legal analysis and recommends legal positions or actions regarding the implications of policies and procedures developed by the Environmental Committee, Safety and Health Committee, Government Affairs Committee or on industry-specific litigation.
Plans and executes membership retention and growth campaigns, develops association procedures and policies relating to membership promotion and provides oversight and guidance on association partnership programs.
Meetings & Education
Identifies, develops, implements and evaluates educational programs, keynote speakers, training opportunities, and resources that focus on issues faced by the aggregates industry in order to inform and educate members. These activities include, the AGG1 Academy education program, distance learning programs, Basic and Advanced Sales Courses, Basic and Advanced Supervisory Courses, webinars, magazine articles, white papers, and videos.
Advances a pro-aggregates agenda with federal candidates. NSSGA’s ROCKPAC is the only political action committee solely dedicated to aggregates industry, supporting candidates on a bipartisan basis with the ultimate goal being to help elect a pro-business, pro-transportation, pro-aggregates Congress.
Provides a forum for young industry members, up to 40 years of age, to network, exchange ideas, discuss subjects of mutual interest and seek ways to promote the benefits of long-term growth of the industry through education, research and legislative activities.
Subcommittees, Task Forces, etc.:
Safety & Health
Promotes excellence in safety and health affairs by developing and implementing programs to meet the unique needs of the aggregates industry consistent with association’s Safety and Health Guiding Principles; analyzes and comments on new and proposed regulations and legislation pertaining to occupational health and mine safety and disseminates information on regulatory compliance and administration of health and safety programs, including training
Provides leadership in implementing the association’s Environmental Guiding Principles; tracks environmental regulatory affairs; reviews, analyzes and comments on new and proposed environmental regulations and legislation; communicates changes in environmental laws, rules and policies to the membership; provides training to help member companies meet their environmental responsibilities; serves as a resource for member companies; communicates and works with other committees in the division, the association and state aggregates associations.
Small Producers Council
Provides a forum for small aggregate producers to exchange ideas and information The council also ensures that policies, positions and services of the association include vital input of smaller companies.