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  • NSSGA Recognizes Excellence in Community Relations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Feb. 2, 2016 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the Gold Award winners of NSSGA’s Community Relations Excellence Awards today. “We gladly congratulate all of the Gold Award Winners for involving their communities in their operations and helping them understand the value of the aggregates industry,” said Michael W….

    Posted 2/3/17 at 8:42 PM

  • New Method Found to Remove Toxic Metals from Seawater

    Calcium carbonate might help to rid contaminated seawater of toxic metals. A research group has found that up to 24 percent of nickel in contaminated seawater became trapped in a buildup of calcium carbonate after sending electric currents through steel electrodes into the water. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as…

    Posted 2/2/17 at 2:20 PM

  • Learn What the Trump Administration Means for Aggregates

    America has a Republican president, Republican House of Representatives and Republican Senate. But that doesn’t mean our 2017 advocacy efforts will be easy. Learn what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for the aggregates industry in this new political landscape during a town hall call on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Join this interactive experience…

    Posted 2/1/17 at 5:39 PM

  • NSSGA Welcomes Chao Confirmation

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation by a vote of 93-6 today. Secretary Chao has a long history with the aggregates industry. She served as Deputy Transportation Secretary from 1989 to 1991 under President George H.W. Bush and as Secretary of Labor with oversight of MSHA from 2001 to 2009 under…

    Posted 1/31/17 at 5:36 PM

  • Trump Says to Cut Two Regulations for Each New One

    President Trump’s latest executive order requires federal agencies to cut two existing regulations for each new one. “If you have a regulation you want, number one we’re not going to approve it because it’s already been approved probably in 17 different forms. But if we do, the only way you have a chance is we…

    Posted 1/30/17 at 6:47 PM

  • Trump Expediting Infrastructure Projects

    Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order that is designed to speed up environmental reviews and fast-track critical infrastructure projects. “We intend to fix our country, our bridges, our roadways,” he said at a press event. “We can’t be in an environmental process for 15 years if a bridge is going to be falling down…

    Posted 1/25/17 at 6:00 PM

  • Regulations Freeze May Benefit Industry

    According to a memo from White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, a freeze on new or pending regulations went into effect on Friday shortly after President Trump’s inauguration. This might include the recently approved workplace exams rule issued by MSHA on Jan. 17. MSHA issued the new workplace exams regulation last week, with an…

    Posted 1/24/17 at 9:00 AM

  • Supreme Court Agrees to Hear WOTUS Petition

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the NSSGA-coalition petition regarding the proper venue for the multi-industry case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule on Jan. 13. “This is not a hearing on the merits of the rule, but whether the case should be heard first in the…

    Posted 1/20/17 at 4:00 PM

  • Global Anti-Caking Agent Market Set to Grow Based on Demand

    As a result of the growing food and beverage industry, the global anti-caking agent market will expand through 2020. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Global Fly Ash Market Value to Reach 70 Billion by 2023 The international fly ash…

    Posted 1/19/17 at 3:30 PM

  • Welcoming President-Elect Trump to DC

    Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to Washington, D.C. on behalf of the aggregates industry. “On the eve of your inauguration, I offer congratulations on behalf of more than 100,000 men and women in the stone, sand and gravel (or “aggregates”) sector who stand ready to work with you and…

    Posted 1/19/17 at 12:22 PM