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  • Mellott Company Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

    Mellott Company announced the appointment of Jason Talbot to the position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. He brings to Mellott Company fifteen years of successful experience in engineering, manufacturing, sales and application of quarrying and mining equipment. Talbot’s predecessor, Ramesh Patel, remains with Mellott Company in an advisory capacity for the foreseeable…

    Posted 10/30/14 at 10:46 AM

  • SENATOR CARPER CONTINUES PUSH FOR LAME DUCK ACTION ON HTF FUNDING

    In several meetings the week of Oct. 20, Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee, continued his campaign for action in the lame duck congressional session on a long-term funding mechanism for the nation’s surface transportation network. NSSGA has been working with its Highway Materials Group partners to drive the…

    Posted 10/29/14 at 2:22 PM

  • NSSGA ENLISTS MEMBERS & STATES IN BOLSTERING SENATE SUPPORT FOR MSHA STATE GRANTS PROGRAM

    As Congress formulates a plan to fund the FY’15 budget for government operations, NSSGA is intensifying its effort to spearhead support for funding the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s State Grants program. The program, called for in the 1977 Mine Act, provides funds to states to provide safety training for miners. MSHA has reported…

    Posted 10/29/14 at 1:21 PM

  • ASSOCIATIONS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WEIGH IN ON WATERS OF THE U.S.

    NSSGA is finalizing comprehensive comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers proposed Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) in advance of the Nov.14 deadline for comments.  NSSGA is joined by a host of other trade associations, governors, attorneys general and members of Congress who are weighing in on the effects this…

    Posted 10/29/14 at 1:11 PM

  • Save the date…NSSGA’s 2015 Annual Convention – Registration Opens Nov. 12

    NSSGA’s 2015 Annual Convention, Building a Foundation for a Better Tomorrow, registration will open Nov. 12. The convention will be held in conjunction with the 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo in Baltimore, Md.  Your active involvement and support is vital to the success of our industry. One of the most effective ways you can demonstrate…

    Posted 10/28/14 at 4:49 PM

  • TENNESSEE DOT DELAYS ROAD PROJECTS DUE TO HTF UNCERTAINTY

      The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announced the delay of nearly three dozen road construction and right-of-way acquisition projects across the state totaling $394 million.  In a letter to the Tennessee General Assembly, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer cited the uncertainty at the federal level over the short-term extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which…

    Posted 10/28/14 at 3:31 PM

  • NSSGA, PRODUCERS TOOK KEY ISSUES TO U.S. LABOR SECRETARY

    A select group of aggregates executives took industry concerns directly to the U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a roundtable Oct. 20. Representatives of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and state aggregates associations stressed the need for increased infrastructure investment and reduced regulatory burdens to spur needed job growth. Mike Johnson,…

    Posted 10/22/14 at 2:22 PM

  • Vulcan Announces New Division Leadership

    Changes Will Further Enhance Company’s Ability to Grow Profitably Vulcan Materials Company announced Oct. 16 new division leadership and changes to its organizational structure that will further enhance the company’s ability to serve customers and increase profitability while also continuing to capture strategic growth opportunities across its footprint. The new structure, effective Jan. 1, 2015,…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:21 PM

  • NIOSH SEEKS TO HONOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION FOR WORKER SAFETY AND HEALTH

    In an effort to highlight leading companies furthering improvements for a safer environment at stone, sand and gravel operations, NSSGA again is partnering with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health on the NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovation Awards. The awards, administered by NIOSH’s office of Mine Safety and Health Research, will…

    Posted 10/21/14 at 9:13 PM