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Press Releases

  • NSSGA RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING GRASSROOTS CONTRIBUTIONS

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 24, 2015 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will recognize four active advocates for their efforts to influence federal policy during 2014 at the March Annual Convention in Baltimore.  The award winners are: Robert F. Weldon III of Weldon Materials, Grasstops CEO of the Year, Brian North and Steve Whitt…

    Posted 2/24/15 at 4:39 PM

  • GOLD RUSH’S DAVE TURIN TO KEYNOTE YOUNG LEADERS LUNCHEON AT AGG1

    Dave Turin of Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” television series will be the keynote speaker at the Young Leaders Luncheon at the 2015 AGG1 Academy and Expo, March 17, in Baltimore, Md. Turin will discuss the importance of attracting and retaining talented young leaders in the aggregates and mining industries. The Young Leaders Luncheon will take…

    Posted 2/10/15 at 12:43 PM

  • NSSGA HONORS CALPORTLAND’S MATT HINCK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb., 5, 2015 – Matthew Hinck, environmental manager, CalPortland Company, Glendora, Calif., has been selected to receive the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 Environmental Leadership Award. NSSGA’s Environmental Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made exemplary contributions to the industry’s environmental responsiveness, is involved with NSSGA’s environmental programs and has…

    Posted 2/6/15 at 4:49 PM

  • SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS AWARDS ENCOURAGE INNOVATION, COMPLIANCE, IMPROVEMENTS

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 27, 2015 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) today recognizes the aggregates operations in the United States and Canada with an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The underlying goal of these recognitions is to spur innovation and encourage continual quarry improvements. The…

    Posted 1/28/15 at 2:58 PM

  • NSSGA NAMES GRIESEMER SAFETY AND HEALTH PRO OF 2014

    Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground, Inc., Springfield, Mo., has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2014 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year.  The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his company and…

    Posted 1/13/15 at 11:51 AM

  • NSSGA TESTIFIES AGAINST PROVISIONS IN MSHA’S CIVIL PENALTIES PROPOSAL

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) voiced strong opposition to a number of provisions in a proposed rule that calls for increased federal penalties for alleged mine safety violations and limits an operator’s ability to contest such fines. NSSGA testified Dec. 4 at the first of several U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s…

    Posted 12/4/14 at 12:01 PM

  • NSSGA ASKS EPA TO WITHDRAW ITS FLAWED RULE ON “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES”

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider its proposal to radically expand the scope of federal authority over water and land uses across the U.S.  Aggregates producers argued that the policy change is unjustifiable and the cost to the…

    Posted 11/14/14 at 4:12 PM

  • NSSGA, PRODUCERS TOOK KEY ISSUES TO U.S. LABOR SECRETARY

    A select group of aggregates executives took industry concerns directly to the U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a roundtable Oct. 20. Representatives of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and state aggregates associations stressed the need for increased infrastructure investment and reduced regulatory burdens to spur needed job growth. Mike Johnson,…

    Posted 10/22/14 at 2:22 PM

  • Video Next Step in Emphasizing Role of Aggregates

    “The success of the aggregates industry and the success of our nation are undeniably linked,” said Mike Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), to its board of directors when he previewed the association’s effort to promote the industry via an informational video. The three-minute spot, entitled “If the…

    Posted 10/13/14 at 5:53 PM

  • Portrait Highlights Role of Sand and Gravel

    NSSGA has sponsored the live video stream to show the making of “Out of Many, One” a 6 acre facescape on the National Mall in Washington DC by artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada. The art installation will run from Oct 1st – 31st, 2014.

    Posted 10/4/14 at 10:03 PM