Category: Industry News

  • NSSGA Receives National Grassroots Recognition

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is honored to receive an award in recognition of its efforts to involve its members in federal policymaking. The Showalter Group Political Involvement Program Innovation Award recognizes NSSGA’s year-long “Driving It Home 2015” initiative. The association will receive the award at…

    Posted 12/8/15 at 12:15 PM


    The Army Corps of Engineers had clear reservations from the start over the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. Several Corps documents obtained by Congress show that the Corps disagreed with multiple legal, scientific and technical aspects of the EPA’s proposal. In the documents, the Corps claims their organization was “not part…

    Posted 7/29/15 at 9:30 AM

  • Transportation Appropriations Positive Step But Highway Bill Required

    While the House passing the annual appropriations for the Transportation and Housing Departments is positive, passage of a comprehensive surface transportation reauthorization is required to set future program policies and provide the funding needed to implement them. Furthermore, the congressional finance committees must find the monies to meet the funding levels contained in the reauthorization…

    Posted 6/12/15 at 9:53 AM

  • Senate Committee Passes Legislation Halting Waters Rule

    The Senate Environment and Public Works committee marked up the Federal Water Quality Protection Act, S. 1140, today, and it passed along partisan lines. It forces EPA to start over with the Waters of the U.S. rule, which is damaging to the aggregates industry and transportation initiatives.  No vote for the full Senate is scheduled, but NSSGA…

    Posted 6/10/15 at 3:33 PM

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “Show off your best reclamation project”

    When it comes to permitting, neighbors and local officials want to know how the site will be used once mining is complete. Reclamation plans can make or break your permitting effort. Fortunately, many aggregates producers have a great track record on land use. Aggregates Manager will feature reclamation projects through its website and July issue….

    Posted 4/24/15 at 1:00 PM


    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22, 2015– On this Earth Day, the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is proud to announce it is one of the first 13 trade associations in the country to have been recognized by the Green Seal Green Office Partnership Program. As a Green Seal office, NSSGA has become more sustainable…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:31 PM


    More than 500 individuals representing 31 national associations and construction unions traveled to Washington, D.C. April 14-15 to press Congress for action on highway reauthorization before the current extension of MAP-21 expires May 31. One quarter of those attending the event hailed from NSSGA member companies. The TCC Fly-In kicked off Tuesday afternoon with attendees…

    Posted 4/22/15 at 1:00 PM

  • Pit & Quarry Magazine – “NSSGA presents safety discussion at MSHA summit”

    A member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) gave a safety presentation at MSHA’s South Central District’s Summit on Fatalities in Dallas April 7. At the event, Joseph Casper, vice president of NSSGA, discussed effective management systems for safety as well as mining safety practices. Casper also helped kick off a three-hour panel discussion…

    Posted 4/14/15 at 11:57 AM

  • Aggregates Manager Magazine – “House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveils legislation to withdraw proposed Waters of the U.S. rule”

    In response to the recent announcement that the proposed Waters of the U.S. rule was sent to the Office of Management and Budget for review before being finalized, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unveiled legislation designed to protect U.S. waters from federal overreach. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) issued a…

    Posted 4/14/15 at 11:53 AM

  • Condolences, Passing of Roy Rumbaugh

    NSSGA notes with deep sadness the death of Honorary Life Member Roy Rumbaugh March 20 in his home state of Pennsylvania.  Mr. Rumbaugh was a former president of McLanahan Corporation, Hollidaysburg, Pa., and past chairman of NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services Division.  He was instrumental in the merger of the National Aggregates Association and National Stone…

    Posted 3/26/15 at 11:20 AM