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  • Demand for Calcium Carbonate Growing in China

    Yahoo! reports that the demand for ground calcium carbonate is growing in China due to an increase in its use in the paper industry. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers.  http://finance.yahoo.com/news/chinese-calcium-carbonate-industry-reshapes-080000223.html The School of Energy Science and Engineering at the Harbin Institute of Technology recently released a study looking…

    Posted 7/21/16 at 5:35 PM

  • Senator Has a Blast at Virginia Quarry Visit

    Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. recently hosted Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for a site visit at the Mitchells Quarry near Culpeper, Va. The senator saw first-hand how the quarry uses drones to monitor blasts in the 50-acre quarry. “We use drones for about every other blast to understand if we’re using the right amount of explosives,”…

    Posted 7/21/16 at 5:20 PM

  • Face to Face with Capitol Hill Lawmakers

    This September, NSSGA invites everyone in the aggregates industry to meet face-to-face with their elected officials on Capitol Hill and educate them on the value of aggregates. “It is really important to let lawmakers know the many ways that quarries have positive impacts in their communities, and there are quarries in just about every congressional…

    Posted 7/18/16 at 12:20 PM

  • How Many Pokémon Does It Take?

    “Pokémon Go” fever is sweeping the nation and we here at NSSGA are quite partial to our favorite ‘rock type’ Pokémon, Geodude and Onix! Did you know that according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 1.32 billion metric tons of aggregates were produced by quarries in 2015? That equals almost 30 billion Geodudes! Additionally, every man,…

    Posted 7/15/16 at 3:23 PM

  • Regulatory Box Score

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    Posted 7/14/16 at 2:20 PM

  • Let’s Bring Congress to Quarries this Summer!

    Congress will soon begin a seven-week recess running from July 16 through Labor Day giving NSSGA members several weeks to host visits to local operations. Last summer, aggregates operations around the country brought members of Congress to their quarries in record numbers. The industry’s heightened participation in “Driving It Home 2015” was a critical component in…

    Posted 7/13/16 at 5:00 PM

  • Congress Punts Long-Term Aviation Bill

    Congress passed another short-term extension of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) policy and tax authority today. This measure will only last until Sept. 30, 2017, but will keep the FAA functioning during the busy summer travel season. The previous authorization expired on Friday and lawmakers approved a 14-month extension before that deadline. The funding level…

    Posted 7/13/16 at 2:30 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market to Grow to 2020

    PR Newswire highlights a new Sandler Research report indicating an increase in the calcium carbonate market at 6.20% CAGR to 2020. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers.   http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/calcium-carbonate-market-to-grow-at-620-cagr-driven-by-demand-of-industrial-fillers-to-2020-583719871.html Research and Markets offers analysis of the worldwide limestone market with forecasts from 2015 through 2022 in their new strategic…

    Posted 7/7/16 at 4:21 PM

  • NSSGA Opposes Timber Building Bill

    Today, pro-lumber members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would direct government funding towards studying the benefits of wood over traditional construction materials in tall residential and commercial projects. “NSSGA is very disappointed to see members of Congress foregoing marketplace fairness by using federal funding to show preference to one building material…

    Posted 7/6/16 at 6:25 PM

  • Celebrating 60 Years of Interstate Highways

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrates 60 years of the National Interstate Highway System today. President Eisenhower signed the system into law on June, 29, 1956. The National Interstate Highway System was built on a foundation of aggregates, and today an estimated 1.2 million pounds of stone, sand and gravel are used…

    Posted 6/29/16 at 1:23 PM