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  • NSSGA’s Safety & Environment Awards Close Tomorrow, Apply Today

    NSSGA members have until midnight tomorrow, June 22, to apply for the Safety Excellence Awards, Environmental Excellence Awards, Environmental Leadership Awards and the James M. Christie Award of Safety and Health Award. These awards will be presented with members of Congress and regulators in attendance at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., from…

    Posted 6/21/17 at 2:30 PM

  • New Data Illustrates a Quarry’s Positive Impact

    Operations can use new information to ease permitting issues Many people are unclear on the benefits of having an aggregates operation nearby. Quarries now have a resource to show the tangible benefits of their operations to share with community stakeholders and neighbors in the permitting process.  The Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public…

    Posted 6/9/17 at 2:06 PM

  • PODCAST: NSSGA Shows Why So Many Groups Advocate for Infrastructure

    Advocating for aggregates involves so much more than promoting the crushed stone, sand and gravel produced by quarries every day. Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, was interviewed on the Through the Noise podcast about how the NSSGA leads advocacy efforts for infrastructure investment in Washington, D.C. He highlights the ways that NSSGA and…

    Posted 6/1/17 at 3:00 PM

  • 2018 AGG1 Call for Papers Open

    The next AGG1 Academy & Expo will take place March 6-8, 2018 in Houston, Texas, and it’s already shaping up to be a record-setter, with the show floor more than 70 percent sold out. The AGG1 Academy education program, an essential component of the event, will offer more than 50 aggregates-specific education sessions and workshops…

    Posted 5/31/17 at 3:30 PM

  • NSSGA’s 2017 Scholarships – Deadline Approaching!

    Current students and those entering college are invited to apply for one of NSSGA’s annual scholarships by June 9. The Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to a student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. This $2,500 scholarship was created to honor the memory of the late Barry K. Wendt,…

    Posted 5/24/17 at 1:45 PM

  • Workplace Exams Rule Delayed Until October

    MSHA has delayed the effective date of its controversial workplace examinations rule until Oct. 2. In addition to providing comments and working with aligned stakeholders, NSSGA briefed lawmakers with congressional oversight of MSHA in an effort to highlight the industry’s concerns with the new rule. The delay was announced in the Federal Register today, and…

    Posted 5/22/17 at 12:18 PM

  • Video: Vice President and Treasury Secretary Say It’s #TimetoBuild

    Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin addressed a crowd of business leaders yesterday at a special event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Patrick Dunne, NSSGA director of communications, captured some comments from Pence and Mnuchin about investing in business and removing burdensome regulations. “Vice President Pence and Secretary Mnuchin shared very positive messages…

    Posted 5/18/17 at 5:24 PM

  • Got 5 Minutes Today? Call Your Members of Congress!

    Today, more than 100 people from aggregates operations are talking with their members of Congress about the importance of a well-funded, stable source of funding for highway construction. Join this effort wherever you are today! Call the office of your member of Congress and ask them to support infrastructure funding. Simply dial 1-866-255-3207 to connect to the…

    Posted 5/18/17 at 10:00 AM

  • Aggregates Industry Prepares for Infrastructure Week 2017

    NSSGA calls on industry to participate in DC or from home ALEXANDRIA, VA, May 10, 2017 – Today, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced its participation in Infrastructure Week, which will take place from May 15-19. Businesses, labor organizations, elected officials and people around the country participate in this national advocacy and educational…

    Posted 5/12/17 at 1:54 PM

  • Infrastructure Week 2017: 4 Easy Ways to Get Ready

    Next week marks Infrastructure Week 2017, and it’s the perfect time for aggregates operations to educate their local lawmakers about the importance of investing in our aging infrastructure. Here are 4 easy ways to get involved! With just a few clicks at this website, you can tell your elected officials that now is the time…

    Posted 5/11/17 at 11:52 AM