Press Releases

  • Senators Urge Repeal of WOTUS Rule

    NSSGA was pleased to see that members of the U.S. Senate will not back down on forcing a withdrawal of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., submitted a resolution that the sense of the Senate is “that clean water is a national priority, and…

    Posted 1/12/17 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA and Wildlife Habitat Council Renew Partnership

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Wildlife Habitat Council renewed on Sept. 14 a shared commitment to the enhancement and restoration of wildlife habitats at aggregates operations across the U.S. Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, and Margaret O’Gorman, Wildlife Habitat Council president, signed a memorandum of understanding that outlines a shared desire…

    Posted 9/30/16 at 9:50 AM

  • Celebrating 60 Years of Interstate Highways

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) celebrates 60 years of the National Interstate Highway System today. President Eisenhower signed the system into law on June, 29, 1956. The National Interstate Highway System was built on a foundation of aggregates, and today an estimated 1.2 million pounds of stone, sand and gravel are used…

    Posted 6/29/16 at 1:23 PM

  • 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