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  • ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE TAKES ON INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

    Thirty-three members of the NSSGA Environmental Committee met to discuss important developments in the industry Sept. 10 in Washington, DC.  Members heard updates on the EPA’s CWA Expansion, PM 2.5 Testing, CWA Permit Vetos, Endangered Species Act, Trespass & Nuisance Cases, and Protection of Aggregates Resources.  Members also discussed successful visits to congressional offices in…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 8:53 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO AMONG TOP RANKED COMPANIES IN DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

    Atlas Copco, Commerce City, Colorado, a provider of industrial productivity solutions, was again listed as one of the top companies in its industry in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2014/2015. The index lists the world’s leading sustainability-driven companies. “It is gratifying that this well-respected index once again has chosen Atlas Copco for inclusion,”…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 8:49 PM

  • BOOSTED SAFETY TO AVOID FATALITIES HIGHLIGHTED AT SAFETY MEETING

    Neal Merrifield, Mine Safety and Health Administration’s metal/non-metal administrator, updated aggregates producers on the agency’s efforts to reduce fatalities. He reminded the group that, frequently, it is impulsive mistakes that lead to fatalities. An example given was of a simple failure to shut down power in a crusher that was being serviced. Merrifield also heard from…

    Posted 9/16/14 at 8:14 PM

  • NSSGA AND NAPA CALL FOR “PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE”

    NSSGA and NAPA, along with the support of NRMCA and AEM, joined forces this week at a Materials Group Fly-In on Capitol Hill. “Paving the Way to the Future” was a coordinated effort Sept. 9-10 to put pressure on members of Congress to pass a multiyear transportation bill with a long-term funding mechanism. More than…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:53 PM

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

  • PH.D. IN EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING OFFERED THIS FALL AT MISSOURI S&T

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., is offering the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering beginning this fall. The new doctorate will help the university fill critical shortfalls in government and industry. In the mining industry alone, more than 5,000 engineers will retire in the next decade. “This will give our graduates a…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:49 PM

  • LAFARGE PRESQUE ISLE QUARRY RUN RAISES $35,000 FOR THE ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Lafarge North America’s Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk Aug. 28 to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. After the event, Lafarge held a post-race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site. Lafarge representatives presented a check for the…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:41 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA TO CONGRESS: YOUR WORK IS NOT DONE

    NSSGA sent a letter to all members of Congress Sept. 9, not only to acknowledge the passage of another extension for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015, but also to implore them to finally address the long-term stability and sustainability of the program now.  It asks them not to wait until next Congress to develop…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 10:53 AM