Category: Member News

  • LAFARGE PRESQUE ISLE QUARRY RUN RAISES $35,000 FOR THE ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Lafarge North America’s Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk Aug. 28 to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. After the event, Lafarge held a post-race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site. Lafarge representatives presented a check for the…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:41 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • AGGREGATES PRODUCTION INCREASES IN SECOND QUARTER

    The U.S. Geological Survey has released figures based on its quarterly sample survey and shows that an estimated 592 million metric tons of crushed stone, construction sand and gravel was produced in the United States in the second quarter of 2014. This is an increase of eight percent compared with that of the second quarter…

    Posted 9/8/14 at 5:12 PM

  • NSSGA ANNUAL AWARDS APPLICATION PROCESS OPENS TODAY

    By restructuring its annual awards program, NSSGA seeks to increase the prestige of its top honors. Each year, NSSGA recognizes the top performers in several categories including environment, community relations, and health and safety to promote responsible quarry and mine management. This year, finalists for the Environmental Award and Community Relations Award will be selected…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:53 PM

  • MATTHEW ULIZIO RECEIVES 17TH ANNUAL BARRY K. WENDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

    Matthew P. Ulizio, a senior at Penn State University, has been selected to receive the 17th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship from NSSGA’s Manufacturer’s & Services Division. He was selected for academic excellence as well as his personal interest in the aggregates industry. The $2,500 scholarship is earmarked for students who plan to pursue…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:40 PM

  • TIME’S RUNNING OUT! 2015 AGG1 ACADEMY CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES AUG. 30

    This is the last week to submit your proposal for an education session at the 2015 AGG1 Academy in Baltimore, March 17-19. NSSGA is accepting proposals through Aug. 30 in virtually every aspect of the aggregates industry, including: • Safety & Health • Environment • Sustainability • Government Relations & Advocacy • Regulatory Issues •…

    Posted 8/28/14 at 8:55 PM

  • NSSGA MAKES ANNUAL AWARDS MORE MEANINGFUL

    By restructuring its annual awards program, NSSGA seeks to increase the prestige of its top honors.  Each year, NSSGA recognizes the top performers in several categories including environment, community relations, and health and safety to promote responsible quarry and mine management. This year, finalists for the Environmental Award and Community Relations Award will be selected…

    Posted 8/27/14 at 8:25 PM

  • COMMAND ALKON ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF FIVECUBITS AS A NEW PRODUCT DIVISION

    Command Alkon Incorporated, Birmingham, Ala., a global leader in integrated solutions for the construction materials industry, announced Aug. 11 the acquisition of FiveCubits Inc., resulting in “FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon”. “The FiveCubits team has developed a very successful business model and will continue to maintain the same high quality of products and services…

    Posted 8/27/14 at 7:50 PM

  • VULCAN INCREASES OPERATIONAL FOOTPRINT IN TEXAS

    Vulcan Materials Company announced Aug. 18 that it has acquired aggregates operations that enhance its ability to serve customers in the greater Dallas market. The company has completed the acquisition of one quarry in southern Oklahoma with rail distribution capabilities into Texas and two distribution yards in the Dallas area from Martin Marietta Materials. Tom…

    Posted 8/20/14 at 5:18 PM

  • NSSGA’S SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS PROGRAM KICKOFF SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 3

    When NSSGA’s call for entries goes out on Sept. 3, be ready to take the time to showcase the excellence your site has attained in our Environmental and Community Relations Gold Award categories and/or proclaim the outstanding safety record that your mine site has achieved via the Safety Excellence Awards. Entering the awards program is…

    Posted 8/13/14 at 9:16 PM