Press Releases

  • Highway Materials Group Pushes for Growing, Sustainable Funding

    NSSGA and other members of the Highway Materials Group who supply the materials and equipment that build and maintain the nation’s roads, highways and bridges are renewing the push for increased highway funding during Infrastructure Week 2016. This week offers our industry the opportunity to highlight the importance of the nation’s transportation infrastructure to economic…

    Posted 5/16/16 at 2:02 PM

  • Rod Martin Receives Young Leaders’ Walsh Award

    The third-generation executive of Bechtelsville, Pa.-based Martin Stone Quarries, Inc., Rod Martin received the 2016 Mark S. Walsh Award at the Young Leaders Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. The award was created in memory of Mark S. Walsh, comptroller of Rein, Shultz and Dahl, and an active member of the Young Leaders Steering Committee. He…

    Posted 5/3/16 at 4:59 PM

  • NSSGA Files Legal Action Against Silica Rule

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 6, 2016 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), in conjunction with the Georgia Construction Aggregates Association (GCAA), filed a petition on April 4 in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for review of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s (OSHA) crystalline silica rule. OSHA published the final rule…

    Posted 4/6/16 at 1:50 PM

  • Hal Williford to Chair NSSGA Board of Directors

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 23, 2016 – Hal Williford, president and CEO of Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, became Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Board of Directors today and will hold the position through the association’s next Annual Convention. “Three years ago NSSGA asked the members what was important to them, and…

    Posted 3/23/16 at 1:40 PM

  • Addressing the Industry’s Workforce Shortage

    Nashville, Tenn., March 22, 2016 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association unveiled a new resource to address an aggregates industry workforce shortage during the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo. NSSGA’s Jobs Board, at http://jobs.nssga.org, is designed to allow aggregates operations to highlight the good-paying, highly-skilled jobs available around the country….

    Posted 3/22/16 at 10:00 AM

  • Two Quarries Receive Top Industry Awards

    Acton Quarry Receives Highest Industry Award in Community Relations Bullitt County Stone Receives Highest Industry Award in Environmental Stewardship NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 21, 2016 –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association proudly recognized two operations with Platinum Awards of Excellence during the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo today. These awards are the…

    Posted 3/21/16 at 6:33 PM

  • NSSGA to Award National Honors to Outstanding Operations

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 4, 2016 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) today recognizes the outstanding aggregates operations in the United States and Canada for an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2015. “It is our pleasure every year to highlight these companies for their innovative ideas and programs…

    Posted 3/4/16 at 4:24 PM

  • NSSGA Recognizes Industry Advocates

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., March 2, 2016 – The aggregates industry continually faces legislation in Congress that directly impacts the bottom lines and the operations of National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) member companies. Each year, NSSGA recognizes outstanding advocates for aggregates with Grassroots Awards that highlight their efforts to educate lawmakers on the value of…

    Posted 3/2/16 at 4:53 PM

  • Matthew Bunner Named Safety & Health Professional of the Year

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 18, 2016 – Matthew Bunner, safety manager for Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc., has been named the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 2015 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. The award recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and commitment to safe and healthy operating practices within his or her…

    Posted 2/18/16 at 4:38 PM

  • FAST Act Analysis Shows Moderate Gains for Aggregate Demand

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22, 2016 – In a recent analysis performed by S-C Market Analytics commissioned by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), demand for aggregates shows a projected moderate increase through the years of the recently passed highway bill—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act, adopted by Congress and…

    Posted 1/22/16 at 10:36 AM