Category: Member News

  • FALL BOARD MEETING FURTHERS STRATEGIC GOALS

    NSSGA’s Fall Board Meeting, which wrapped up last week in California, advanced the Rocks Build America strategic plan with noted association consultant Glenn Tecker who led a two-day, leadership workshop.  The purpose of the seminar was to align the goals of membership, the board and association staff to strengthen the aggregates industry. “Harnessing the energy…

    Posted 10/16/14 at 6:45 PM

  • Video Next Step in Emphasizing Role of Aggregates

    “The success of the aggregates industry and the success of our nation are undeniably linked,” said Mike Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), to its board of directors when he previewed the association’s effort to promote the industry via an informational video. The three-minute spot, entitled “If the…

    Posted 10/15/14 at 5:53 PM

  • SUMMIT MATERIALS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITIONS IN TEXAS AND KANSAS

    Summit Materials, Denver, Colo., announced Oct. 9 the acquisitions of several aggregates and ready-mix operations in the Plains and Southwest. The purchases include: -Southwest Ready-Mix, a ready-mix concrete company in Houston, Texas; -Colorado County Sand & Gravel, an aggregates company in Colorado County, Texas; and, -Concrete Supply of Topeka/Builders Choice Concrete, an aggregates and ready-mix…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 10:03 PM

  • SMALL PRODUCERS MEET TO DISCUSS MUTUAL CONCERNS

    Chief executives of small aggregates producers met Oct. 6 at the NSSGA Board Meeting in Santa Barbara to discuss operational, regulatory and legislative issues of concern. The operators were briefed on key issues such as: The ongoing push for Congress to act fix the Highway Trust Fund before the end of the year; Environmental issues, e.g.,…

    Posted 10/14/14 at 9:28 PM

  • Vulcan Announces Additional Acquisitions

    Vulcan Materials Company, Birmingham, Alabama, announced Sept. 30 that it has completed six acquisitions during the third quarter that further expand the company’s footprint and reserve positions in the best markets in America. The most recent acquisitions include five aggregates facilities and associated downstream assets in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico,…

    Posted 10/8/14 at 3:32 PM

  • Portrait Highlights Role of Sand and Gravel

    NSSGA has sponsored the live video stream to show the making of “Out of Many, One” a 6 acre facescape on the National Mall in Washington DC by artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. The art installation will run from Oct 1st – 31st, 2014.

    Posted 10/4/14 at 10:03 PM

  • LAST WEEK FOR NSSGA ANNUAL AWARDS APPLICATION PROCESS

    Now is the time to show what your facilities have achieved in safety, community relations and environmental stewardship.Entering is now easier than it was in the past when companies were required to send a binder or book that celebrated their achievements.Members now are able to apply for awards through the online application process located on…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 7:28 PM

  • 2013 AGGREGATES INDUSTRY COMPENSATION SURVEY

    NSSGA’s 2014-2015 Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey includes data on salaried employees in 66 positions and a base wage summary of hourly employees in 14 positions. Make sure you have the right information to make wise HR decisions. Data is organized by geographical region, tonnage, revenue and more. NSSGA members save $120 off the retail price….

    Posted 10/1/14 at 7:05 PM

  • ZELNAKS DONATE $4 MILLION TO NC STATE POOLE COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT

    Chancellor Randy Woodson announced Sept. 24 a $4 million endowment to support North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. The Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Dean’s Chair will support college leadership in building outstanding departments and programs in management at NC State. The Zelnak Chair also provides the university with a powerful tool to recruit,…

    Posted 10/1/14 at 6:17 PM

  • A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

    If you couldn’t tell by the countless TV ads, an election is coming.  435 members of the House of Representatives and 36 senators are acutely aware that they could lose their jobs this November.  Because of the election, Congress is listening.  We must seize this opportunity to focus them on the aggregates industry highest priority: passing…

    Posted 9/26/14 at 8:14 PM