News

Welcome to NSSGA's Digital Aggregate

  • Last Chance to Book Your Room in D.C.

    Sept. 5 is the deadline to register for the NSSGA hotel block for the Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting. Join more than 250 people from the aggregates industry for professional development, special events and a day of advocacy in Washington, D.C., Sept. 24-28. Make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill…

    Posted 9/5/17 at 2:00 PM

  • NSSGA to Testify Before Congress’ Small Business Committee

    Louis Griesemer, of Springfield Underground, will address the effects of overly-burdensome regulations on the aggregates industry with the House Small Business Committee. Griesemer will testify during the “Expediting Economic Growth: How Streamlining Federal Permitting Can Cut Red Tape for Small Businesses” hearing led by Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio. Watch the hearing live at 11 a.m.,…

    Posted 9/1/17 at 11:45 AM

  • M&S Division Awards 2017 Barry K. Wendt Scholarship

    Photo: Dr. Erik Westman, head of Virginia Tech’s department of Mining and Minerals Engineering, presents the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Scholarship certificate to Gregory Meyer. NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division selected Gregory Meyer, a senior at Virginia Tech, as the recipient of the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship. Meyer, who is pursuing a…

    Posted 8/31/17 at 8:00 AM

  • Outstanding Operations to Receive Safety Awards

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 30, 2017 – The National Stone Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today proudly announced the recipients of the 2017 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards. “Aggregates operations across the country continue to demonstrate a remarkable commitment to safety by reducing the industry injury rate for 16 straight years, with a record low rate…

    Posted 8/30/17 at 2:19 PM

  • Registration Deadline for D.C. Tours is Aug. 30

    Register for the new Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting and take part in the great tours and activities you can only experience in Washington, D.C. Deadline to register for special tours and events is Aug. 30. Offered as an add-on to the forum registration, these tours will offer an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at some…

    Posted 8/28/17 at 8:30 AM

  • Temporary MSHA Assistant Secretary Chosen

    The Trump administration today announced that Wayne Palmer will serve as acting assistant secretary for MSHA until a permanent appointee is nominated and confirmed. Palmer has been serving as Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta’s chief of staff and previously served as chief of staff for former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., an outspoken supporter of regulatory reform….

    Posted 8/21/17 at 2:15 PM

  • Giveaway: Live the Suite Life in D.C.

    With just a few weeks to go until NSSGA’s 2017 Legislative and Policy Forum/Fall Board Meeting, time is running out to enter our Suite Life contest. Enter to win a FREE upgrade to a suite during your stay if you sign up and book your room by Aug. 24. Register for the Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall…

    Posted 8/21/17 at 8:00 AM

  • Stay Current on Regulatory Reform Efforts

    NSSGA’s Regulatory Reform Page has all the information needed to keep up to date on the industry’s efforts to advise the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and other agencies on burdensome and unnecessary regulations. The page features an array of existing regulations, including EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule and…

    Posted 8/17/17 at 7:30 AM

  • White House Wants to Streamline Highway Permitting

    President Trump signed an executive order on Aug. 15 that streamlines the complex federal permitting process before work on vital infrastructure projects can begin. By “establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects,” the president said that he hopes to reduce a typical highway permitting process from 17 years…

    Posted 8/16/17 at 4:45 PM

  • VIDEO: Congress Wants to Hear From You in D.C.

    NSSGA met with three influential members of Congress to discuss transportation infrastructure and the importance of advocating for the aggregates industry in person. Hear what Reps. Sam Graves, R-Mo., Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., and Jeff Denham, R-Calif., have to say in this video, then join them and other lawmakers at NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum/Fall Board…

    Posted 8/10/17 at 5:05 PM