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  • Highway Materials Group Pushes for Growing, Sustainable Funding

    NSSGA and other members of the Highway Materials Group who supply the materials and equipment that build and maintain the nation’s roads, highways and bridges are renewing the push for increased highway funding during Infrastructure Week 2016. This week offers our industry the opportunity to highlight the importance of the nation’s transportation infrastructure to economic…

    Posted 5/16/16 at 2:02 PM

  • Moving the Elephant with Safety Leadership

    It’s been said that moving an elephant can be difficult unless it is properly trained. Elephants tend to follow old habits unless properly trained to head in new directions. Lead your organization to a higher level of safety with tips and information from our Safety Leadership: Moving the Elephant webinar on Thursday, May 19 from 1-2 p.m. Eastern…

    Posted 5/13/16 at 12:42 PM

  • Regulatory Box Score

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    Posted 5/12/16 at 1:56 PM

  • New Mixtures Aim to Make Pavement Repairs Cheaper

    Concrete pavement repair costs could be lowered by using innovative mixtures that reduce premature deterioration of roads and life cycle costs. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers. http://www.newswise.com/articles/innovative-mixtures-can-reduce-life-cycle-costs-in-concrete-pavement-repair   Robert Nevin, CEO of CarbonCure, discusses how they company plans to recycle waste CO2 in the process of creating concrete. “The ultimate…

    Posted 5/5/16 at 2:43 PM

  • Young Leaders in Austin

    NSSGA’s Young Leaders Annual Meeting was a great success by any measure. With 199 attendees at the J.W. Marriott hotel in Austin, Texas, the group enjoyed networking time and presentations from leading industry executives from April 27-30. Young Leaders is focused on developing leadership and management skills of aggregates industry staff under the age of…

    Posted 5/5/16 at 9:57 AM

  • Bat Habitat Less Likely to Conflict with Permitting

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will not designate critical habitat for the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB).  This decision removes an additional, unnecessarily burdensome hurdle to development of new or expanded aggregates operations. The NLEB is found in a variety of forested habitats in summer and hibernates in caves and mines in winter…

    Posted 5/4/16 at 2:36 PM

  • Highway Trust Fund: Still Under Construction

    As gas taxes cover less and less of America’s infrastructure costs, policymakers have had to divert billions of dollars from the general fund and other non-transportation funds to pay for infrastructure. Jack Basso, chairman of the Mileage Based User Fee Alliance, and Kevin Burke, president and CEO of the Airports Council International – North America,…

    Posted 5/3/16 at 6:15 PM

  • Rod Martin Receives Young Leaders’ Walsh Award

    The third-generation executive of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Martin Stone Quarries, Inc., Rod Martin received the 2016 Mark S. Walsh Award at the Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. The award was created in memory of Mark S. Walsh, comptroller of Rein, Shultz and Dahl, and an active member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee. He…

    Posted 5/3/16 at 4:59 PM

  • Water Resources Reauthorization Passes Senate Committee

    In a display of unity last seen with the FAST Act, the first multi-year highway bill in a decade, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and ranking Democrat Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., joined forces to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, S. 2848, on April 28.  NSSGA supported the…

    Posted 5/2/16 at 3:02 PM

  • Housing Starts Fell In March, Still Higher Than A Year Ago

    Rock Products reports that nationwide housing starts fell 8.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units in March. However, the data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department shows that overall starts are up at a double-digit rate from a year ago. Read the full story here.

    Posted 4/28/16 at 9:20 AM