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  • NSSGA Opposes Timber Building Bill

    Today, pro-lumber members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would direct government funding towards studying the benefits of wood over traditional construction materials in tall residential and commercial projects. “NSSGA is very disappointed to see members of Congress foregoing marketplace fairness by using federal funding to show preference to one building material…

    Posted 7/6/16 at 6:25 PM

  • Celebrating 60 Years of Interstate Highways

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrates 60 years of the National Interstate Highway System today. President Eisenhower signed the system into law on June, 29, 1956. The National Interstate Highway System was built on a foundation of aggregates, and today an estimated 1.2 million pounds of stone, sand and gravel are used…

    Posted 6/29/16 at 1:23 PM

  • Tax Reform Blueprint Unveiled by House GOP

    Before leaving town for a week-long recess, GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a policy paper that advocated for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. The 35-page tax reform blueprint is the sixth policy paper of the House GOP’s “A Better Way” agenda and for the first time,…

    Posted 6/29/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Eight Ways to Use Social Media for Community Outreach

    NSSGA is pleased to offer eight ways to use social media to improve community relations.  Members of NSSGA can click here to download a two-page PDF of this image to use as handouts or for any other purpose.  

    Posted 6/28/16 at 4:20 PM

  • Global Calcium Carbonate Market To Grow

    WiseGuy Reports predicts that the global calcium carbonate market will grow between 2016 and 2020. The report analyzes several different geographic segments and offers input from industry experts. Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers.  https://www.whatech.com/market-research/energy/168223-global-calcium-carbonate-market-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-6-20-during-the-period-2016-2020-according-to-new-research-report   Researchers are looking into the use of fly-ash to produce geopolymer materials in an…

    Posted 6/23/16 at 2:35 PM

  • WOTUS Block Included in Appropriations Bill

    A bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 16 would block the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule as it funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at $32 billion. The 2017 Interior and Environment bill would cut $125 million from current fiscal 2016 levels and is $1.1 billion less…

    Posted 6/21/16 at 10:07 AM

  • Urgent Call to Action on Water Infrastructure Bill

    The bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has stalled in Congress and will not pass unless grassroots action puts pressure on the Senate to move the bill. NSSGA members need to contact their members of Congress and ask them to support a WRDA bill before the July recess. WRDA funding addresses the needs of America’s…

    Posted 6/17/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Technical Experts Wanted for National Advocacy

    Engineers have a new way to advance technology in the aggregates industry. NSSGA’s recently-formed Engineering & Technical Committee is a new platform for aggregates engineers to advance many of the technical aspects related to the industry. The committee will promote the industry’s interest on aggregate specifications through involvement with related industry technical committees and federal…

    Posted 6/17/16 at 4:00 AM

  • Court Sides with NSSGA on Pattern of Violation

    NSSGA and its partners challenging MSHA’s Pattern of Violation (POV) rule scored a win on June 16. Judge James L. Graham of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio largely denied the government’s motion to dismiss the case brought against MSHA by NSSGA and other associations. The groups claim that MSHA violated…

    Posted 6/16/16 at 5:44 PM

  • Anstine Takes Over as PMD Chair

    ANSTINE TAKES OVER AS PMD CHAIR Dave Anstine, Imerys senior technical leader, building and chemicals, became chair of the NSSGA Pulverized Minerals Division (PMD) in March, following Lane Shaw of Huber. Anstine has been involved with the development of ground calcium carbonate, marble and limestone products for industrial applications for over 35 years and attended his…

    Posted 6/16/16 at 2:20 PM