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  • MSHA Delays Exams Rule as NSSGA Takes Fight to Court

    NSSGA learned that MSHA will announce a 60 day extension on the effective date of the workplace exams rule. Originally slated to be implemented in the end of May, it will now go into effect July 24. NSSGA is not waiting for MSHA to amend the flawed rule on their own. The association led a…

    Posted 3/24/17 at 4:18 PM

  • NSSGA to Congress: Over-Regulation Crushing to Aggregates Industry

    Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president explained to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of aggregates for infrastructure projects and the negative impact of excessive regulation on efforts to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “If this country can find a way to invest in [infrastructure],…

    Posted 3/21/17 at 5:21 PM

  • Martin Marietta CEO to Testify on Behalf of NSSGA on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

    Ward Nye, chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta, will look to discuss with members of Congress about the important role that the aggregates industry plays in building this country’s infrastructure and the chilling impact of excessive regulation during a hearing tomorrow. Nye will testify on behalf of NSSGA before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on…

    Posted 3/20/17 at 2:28 PM

  • Congress will Have Final Say on Trump’s Proposed Transportation Budget

    Yesterday, President Trump sent his budget to Congress, a “wish list” that reflects his vision for federal discretionary spending.  This kicks off the fiscal year 2018 Congressional appropriations season, and the process by which members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ultimately set the funding levels for these programs. The President’s  suggested cuts include $2.4 billion to the U.S. Department of Transportation…

    Posted 3/17/17 at 1:05 PM

  • It’s a Literal Rock Band

    Digital and mechanical technologies artist Neil Mendoza has amazingly turned inanimate rocks into a literal rock band. Watch the video of this remarkable musical xylophone playing “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Electro-mechanical devices pop rocks against pieces of marble and aluminum to play specific notes as strips of fake leather hit larger stones…

    Posted 3/14/17 at 2:00 PM

  • Civil Engineers Give America a D+

    Our country’s infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 NSSGA Annual Convention and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. “This has to be a wake-up call for Congress. Our families and friends are using dangerously old…

    Posted 3/10/17 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA Welcomes New Leadership and Strategic Plan

    Mark Helm, CEO of Dolese Bros. Co., based in Oklahoma City was elected chairman of NSSGA’s board of directors on March 6 during NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas. “We each want to grow our companies, but I believe we have a unique opportunity to help grow our industry over the next year if…

    Posted 3/9/17 at 12:04 PM

  • Trump Wants Your Input on Burdensome Regulations by March 31

    The Trump administration continues its breakneck pace of regulatory reform to improve the U.S. economy. In the president’s latest order, he is asking the aggregates industry for regulations to address. In addition to the “Two Out, One In” and Waters of the U.S. Rule reconsideration executive orders, on Feb. 24 the president signed the “Enforcing the…

    Posted 3/8/17 at 3:03 PM

  • Leaving Las Vegas: Annual Convention Closing with ROCKPAC Event

    The 2017 Annual Convention will come to an end this evening with the annual ROCKPAC 25th Anniversary Reception at 6 p.m. in Encore Ballroom. Tickets are still available for this can’t-miss event. ROCKPAC is the only political action committee solely dedicated to advancing the aggregates industry’s priorities with federal candidates – standing up for the…

    Posted 3/7/17 at 5:00 PM

  • Supporting America’s Economic Expressway

    NSSGA proudly announced the industry’s support for the Partnership for America’s Economic Expressway this week. “Our major highway network is woefully under performing. It is outdated, overused, underfunded,” the group says on it’s website. “We are once again called not simply to rebuild what once was, but to envision and create the highway network of…

    Posted 3/7/17 at 10:31 AM