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  • Regulatory Box Score

    NSSGA compiles a snapshot of regulatory updates for members of the Pulverized Mineral Division. Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.

    Posted 11/10/16 at 2:13 PM

  • REMINDER: Tune In to NSSGA’s Post-Election Report at 10:30 A.M. TODAY

    Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States and Republicans won majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Learn what this means for the aggregates industry during NSSGA’s free post-election virtual briefing, “From Congress to the Quarries,” at 10:30 a.m., Eastern time, today. Have your questions about the results of the 2016 elections…

    Posted 11/9/16 at 10:09 AM

  • Webinar: Manage Incident Investigations Effectively and Legally

    Did you miss “Legally Effective Incident Investigations” at NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville? You now have the chance to take in this highly-rated AGG1 Academy session from the comfort of your home or office as part of NSSGA’s AGG1 Online webinar series. This webinar will be broadcast live from 1-2 p.m., Eastern…

    Posted 11/7/16 at 4:58 PM

  • VOTE TUESDAY, JOIN NSSGA’S POST-ELECTIONS TELEFORUM WEDNESDAY

    Make your plans now to “Vote Aggregates” on Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 8. NSSGA has an easy tool to help you find out who is on your ballot and polling place hours and locations. NSSGA also created a chart that voters can use to familiarize themselves on where presidential candidates stand on aggregates industry…

    Posted 11/4/16 at 5:00 PM

  • NSSGA and Smithsonian Working Together

    NSSGA and the Smithsonian Institute collaborated on educational materials for young people interested in geology and aggregates. This poster and other materials in the Q?rius program help students understand the link between geological events in the past and the stone, sand and gravel that come from today’s quarries.      

    Posted 11/4/16 at 2:30 PM

  • Fly Ash Scarcity Leads to Alternative Construction Materials

    As a solution to product shortage, a replacement for fly ash was recently demonstrated at a quarry outing. Read this story and others cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals in this edition of PMD Newsline. New Fly Ash Alternative Likely to Fill Product Gap A new natural pozzolan can be used as a good quality alternative…

    Posted 11/3/16 at 2:00 PM

  • What If 10-Story Buildings Were Made of Wood?

    The Timber Innovation Act (TIA) provides federal funding and promotion of wood as a tall building material, defined as over 10 stories. The bill H.R. 5628 and S. 2892, is currently being discussed in Congress and could have important impacts on the aggregates industry. Join a free webinar at 2 p.m., Eastern time, Thursday, Nov….

    Posted 10/31/16 at 5:15 PM

  • Awards Deadline Extended Until Nov. 15

    NSSGA members have until Nov. 15 to apply for the Awards of Excellence in Community Relations, the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award and Safety Excellence Awards. The recipients of these awards will be recognized at NSSGA’s Annual Convention, March 3-7, 2017, in Las Vegas ahead of CONEXPO-CON/AGG, which runs from March…

    Posted 10/28/16 at 2:00 AM

  • WOTUS Rule Flawed, Says Congressional Committee

    The process that led to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule “was rife with legal shortcuts, predetermined conclusions, and politically-driven timelines,” according to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a report released today, the committee outlined the flawed process that led administration staff to bypass regulatory protocols…

    Posted 10/27/16 at 6:00 PM

  • Know Where the Candidates Stand Before Voting

    Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have each promised to make increased infrastructure spending a priority should they win the upcoming election. Investing in our nation’s infrastructure is a key priority for anyone who works in the aggregates industry, but there are additional issues that voters should also consider when casting their ballots on…

    Posted 10/27/16 at 12:15 PM