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  • Gernatt Asphalt Products Drives It Home

    The Gernatt Family of Companies recently met with Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at an event held at the company’s Country Side Sand and Gravel operation on Aug. 30. Staff and leaders of the Gernatt Family of Companies, one of the largest sand and gravel producers in New York, took time to educate Rep. Reed on…

    Posted 9/6/16 at 5:00 PM

  • States Test Alternative Sources of Revenue

    Seven states are using $14 million in federal grants to test out new ways to fund infrastructure projects. California, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Oregon received grants through the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives program, part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act was the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization…

    Posted 9/6/16 at 10:20 AM

  • NSSGA Changes Excellence Awards to Better Support Advocacy Mission

    NSSGA is committed to recognizing exceptional professionals, companies and quarries with the annual Awards of Excellence program, which identifies the commitment of members to safety, community involvement and environmental stewardship. In an effort to recognize the truly outstanding work of the people in the aggregates industry at an even higher level and to better connect…

    Posted 9/2/16 at 1:02 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Use in Paper Industry Boosts Demand in Global Market

    Calcium Carbonate Use in Paper Industry Boosts Demand in Global Market The global calcium carbonate market Will Rise to $25.01 billion by 2019 according to Transparency Market Research. Read more about this and other stories specifically collected for NSSGA PMD members. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/calcium-carbonate-market-will-rise-to-us2501-billion-by-2019-apac-and-latin-america-to-present-new-opportunities-for-manufacturers-reports-tmr-590303281.html   2016 Global and Chinese Heavy Calcium Carbonate Industry Report The current and…

    Posted 9/1/16 at 2:00 PM

  • Join the Fight to Advance Our Industry’s Agenda in Washington

    Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections responsible for rigorous oversight of MSHA, will address operators at the NSSGA’s Advocacy Day on Tuesday, Sept. 13. This annual event enables NSSGA members to come to Capitol Hill and educate members of Congress on the costs of excessive regulation, as well…

    Posted 8/31/16 at 5:50 PM

  • MSHA Extends Comment Deadlines on Two Regulations

    MSHA agreed to a longer comment period on two regulatory items this week. One proposed regulation would requires workplace examinations before work begins and operators to document any hazards found, and the other is MSHA’s request for information on exposure to diesel exhaust in underground operations. Stakeholders’ perspective on the proposed workplace exams rule is due by Sept….

    Posted 8/26/16 at 5:00 PM

  • Airport Runway Aggregates in Focus

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is looking to update their specifications for aggregates used in airport runways over the next year. NSSGA members were welcomed by FAA pavement engineers on Aug. 22 to discuss the physical and chemical characteristics of aggregates for runways along with size requirements and sampling and testing processes. Right now, operators…

    Posted 8/25/16 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA Comments on EPA Risk Assessment Process

    NSSGA has submitted preliminary comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning a forthcoming process that the agency will use to conduct chemical risk assessments. This process will determine if and how EPA will attempt to further regulate common rock dust. EPA is required to revise its current process by June 2017 in accordance with…

    Posted 8/25/16 at 3:26 PM

  • Stay Alert and Don’t Get Hurt

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    Posted 8/24/16 at 5:20 PM

  • Preorder the Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey

    Preorder your copy of the 2016-2017 Aggregates Industry Compensation Survey, now available for NSSGA members! Find clear and easy-to-read tables about salaried and hourly positions in the aggregates industry. This comprehensive survey includes data from 66 salaried positions and base wage summaries of 14 hourly positions. The data in this survey is organized by many…

    Posted 8/24/16 at 11:59 AM