Category: Industry News

  • USGS: AGGREGATES PRODUCTION UP 7 PERCENT IN 2014

    According to final figures released today by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the projected annual output of construction aggregates produced for consumption in 2014 was 2.17 billion metric tons (Gt), an increase of 7 percent compared to 2013. In the final quarter of 2014, an estimated 540 million metric tons (Mt) of total construction aggregates…

    Posted 2/27/15 at 4:01 PM

  • OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG LEADERS AT AGG1 AND BEYOND

    Dave Turin of Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” television series will be the keynote speaker at the Young Leaders Luncheon at NSSGA’s 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo, March 17, 12:30 p.m., in Baltimore, Md. Turin will discuss the importance of attracting and retaining talented young leaders for the aggregates and mining industries. The event will take…

    Posted 2/26/15 at 8:46 AM

  • GOLD RUSH’S DAVE TURIN TO KEYNOTE YOUNG LEADERS LUNCHEON AT AGG1

    Dave Turin of Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” television series will be the keynote speaker at the Young Leaders Luncheon at the 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo, March 17, in Baltimore, Md. Turin will discuss the importance of attracting and retaining talented young leaders in the aggregates and mining industries. The Young Leaders Luncheon will take…

    Posted 2/10/15 at 12:43 PM

  • OAIMA RECEIVES PUBLIC OUTREACH AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING AWARENESS EFFORTS

    The Ohio Aggregates and Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) was recently awarded the 2014 Minerals Education-Public Outreach Award from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for its outstanding efforts to raise awareness about the use of aggregates and minerals and their important role in our daily lives. For details, please see the complete story at the…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 4:00 PM

  • NSSGA Grows and Welcomes New Members

    NSSGA, the voice and advocate for the aggregates industry, continues to add members to its growing rolls. A key part of the Rocks Build America strategic plan to expand the scope and influence of the association, NSSGA is focused on adding producers and M&S members with the ultimate aim of better serving the entire aggregates…

    Posted 2/4/15 at 12:00 PM

  • SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) recognized aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that show an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014.  The underlying goal of these annual awards is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. Read more

    Posted 1/29/15 at 2:26 PM

  • SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 27, 2015 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) today recognizes the aggregates operations in the United States and Canada with an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The underlying goal of these recognitions is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. The…

    Posted 1/28/15 at 2:58 PM

  • NSSGA CHAIRMAN, M&S MEMBERS NAMED TO 2015 PIT & QUARRY HALL OF FAME

    Pit & Quarry established a Hall of Fame in 2012 to pay tribute to the pioneers of the past and present-day industry leaders.  The 2015 class represents individuals who have greatly advanced the industry  as producers, equipment manufacturers and inventors. The following four will be honored at a black-tie induction ceremony and dinner at 7…

    Posted 1/14/15 at 12:51 PM

  • NSSGA NAMES GRIESEMER SAFETY AND HEALTH PRO OF 2014

    Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground, Inc., Springfield, Mo., has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year.  The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his company and…

    Posted 1/13/15 at 11:51 AM

  • NSSGA’s Digital Aggregate Offers Subscribers New Options

    Following the November release of Digital Aggregate, even more user functionality has been added to better serve the stone, sand and gravel industry. Starting today, subscribers will be able to select specific topics that interest them and receive relevant news stories and information based on those options. Ultimately, it is up to you to select…

    Posted 12/18/14 at 4:47 PM