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  • Apply for a Safety Excellence Award Today

    NSSGA members can now apply for the annual Safety Excellence Awards. The application period ends June 15. The association is also accepting nominations for the James M. Christie Award, which annually recognizes a single person for outstanding leadership on workplace safety and health.  The recipients of these awards will be recognized at the association’s newest…

    Posted 5/4/17 at 12:00 PM

  • White House Receives Rule to Withdraw WOTUS

    The Trump administration has taken a major step towards rewriting the burdensome and controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. On May 2, a rule called the Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Preexisting Rules progressed to the White House, indicating it is undergoing inter-agency review. “NSSGA has taken advantage…

    Posted 5/3/17 at 5:31 PM

  • Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

    Last night the U.S. Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta to be the next Secretary of Labor. Democratic senators Catherine Cortez-Masto, Nev., Heidi Heitkamp, N.D., Angus King, Maine, Joe Manchin, W.Va., Claire McCaskill, Mo., Bob Menendez, N.J., Bill Nelson, Fla., Jon Tester, Mont., and Mark Warner, Va., joined with all Republicans to confirm Acosta by a vote of…

    Posted 4/28/17 at 9:45 AM

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Young Leaders

    NSSGA celebrated 25 years of the Young Leaders Annual Meeting at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. Industry magnates imparted leadership advice to a record crowd of more than 200 people. Joel Galassini received the Mark S. Walsh award, sponsored by Rock Products. Walsh was a member of the Young Leaders steering committee and helped…

    Posted 4/22/17 at 5:32 PM

  • NY TIMES: A Blueprint for Infrastructure Funding (editorial)

    Economic giants Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore offered a way to reform business taxes and fund infrastructure at the same time in an April 19 editorial in the New York Times. “It is a significant development for such fiscal conservative heavyweights to endorse coupling business tax reform with investing in rebuilding…

    Posted 4/20/17 at 4:10 PM

  • White House Hears About EPA’s Excessive Regulations

    The Trump administration received 168 comments —including one from NSSGA – on regulations that interfere with domestic manufacturing. According to the Washington Post, three senior administration officials said that the White House is inclined to accept many of these suggestions. NSSGA provided comments to the administration on regulations from MSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health…

    Posted 4/17/17 at 5:00 PM

  • Three Vulcan Quarries Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    Three North Carolina quarries owned and operated by Vulcan Materials Company earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certifications, demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship. Gold Hill Quarry, Hendersonville Quarry and Pineville Quarry were each recognized for their voluntary land management work to support wildlife habitats. Gold Hill Quarry encompasses 400 acres in Gold Hill, a…

    Posted 4/14/17 at 11:00 AM

  • Missouri S&T Students Visit Local Quarry

    The Missouri University of Science & Technology student chapter of NSSGA provides hands-on learning opportunities, networking events and fellowship to its members. Led by faculty advisor Greg Galecki, Ph.D, members of this student chapter recently took a field trip to Conco Quarries in Willard, Mo., and Springfield Underground in Springfield, Mo. Check out the photos…

    Posted 4/13/17 at 3:30 PM

  • Register Today for TCC Legislative Fly-In

    Monday, April 17, is the deadline to register for the hotel block for this year’s Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Legislative Fly-In. The fly-in will be held on May 17 and 18 in conjunction with Infrastructure Week, and include association meetings and legislative briefings with Members of Congress ahead of a full day of visits on…

    Posted 4/13/17 at 8:00 AM

  • Trump Appoints Reformer to Head Regulatory Effort

    Neomi Rao was nominated by the president to head the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).  The office has the authority to review regulations that are not in line with the administration’s agenda and eliminate them.  Ms. Rao will have a prominent role in implementing one of President Trump’s key agenda items:…

    Posted 4/12/17 at 9:30 AM