Tag: news

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Young Leaders

    NSSGA celebrated 25 years of the Young Leaders Annual Meeting at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. Industry magnates imparted leadership advice to a record crowd of more than 200 people. Joel Galassini received the Mark S. Walsh award, sponsored by Rock Products. Walsh was a member of the Young Leaders steering committee and helped…

    Posted 4/22/17 at 5:32 PM

  • NY TIMES: A Blueprint for Infrastructure Funding (editorial)

    Economic giants Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow, Arthur B. Laffer and Stephen Moore offered a way to reform business taxes and fund infrastructure at the same time in an April 19 editorial in the New York Times. “It is a significant development for such fiscal conservative heavyweights to endorse coupling business tax reform with investing in rebuilding…

    Posted 4/20/17 at 4:10 PM

  • White House Hears About EPA’s Excessive Regulations

    The Trump administration received 168 comments —including one from NSSGA – on regulations that interfere with domestic manufacturing. According to the Washington Post, three senior administration officials said that the White House is inclined to accept many of these suggestions. NSSGA provided comments to the administration on regulations from MSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health…

    Posted 4/17/17 at 5:00 PM

  • Three Vulcan Quarries Recognized for Environmental Excellence

    Three North Carolina quarries owned and operated by Vulcan Materials Company earned Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) Conservation Certifications, demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship. Gold Hill Quarry, Hendersonville Quarry and Pineville Quarry were each recognized for their voluntary land management work to support wildlife habitats. Gold Hill Quarry encompasses 400 acres in Gold Hill, a…

    Posted 4/14/17 at 11:00 AM

  • Missouri S&T Students Visit Local Quarry

    The Missouri University of Science & Technology student chapter of NSSGA provides hands-on learning opportunities, networking events and fellowship to its members. Led by faculty advisor Greg Galecki, Ph.D, members of this student chapter recently took a field trip to Conco Quarries in Willard, Mo., and Springfield Underground in Springfield, Mo. Check out the photos…

    Posted 4/13/17 at 3:30 PM

  • Register Today for TCC Legislative Fly-In

    Monday, April 17, is the deadline to register for the hotel block for this year’s Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Legislative Fly-In. The fly-in will be held on May 17 and 18 in conjunction with Infrastructure Week, and include association meetings and legislative briefings with Members of Congress ahead of a full day of visits on…

    Posted 4/13/17 at 8:00 AM

  • Trump Appoints Reformer to Head Regulatory Effort

    Neomi Rao was nominated by the president to head the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).  The office has the authority to review regulations that are not in line with the administration’s agenda and eliminate them.  Ms. Rao will have a prominent role in implementing one of President Trump’s key agenda items:…

    Posted 4/12/17 at 9:30 AM

  • Veteran Transportation Advocate to Join NSSGA

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 7, 2017 – Veteran lobbyist Laura O’Neill-Kaumo will lead advocacy efforts for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association as the group’s new Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs. “Improving and modernizing our transportation infrastructure is something that I am deeply passionate about, and I am excited to join NSSGA,”…

    Posted 4/7/17 at 1:30 PM

  • Tell MSHA to Delay the Workplace Exams Rule

    MSHA is looking for comments on whether or not to continue to delay a controversial workplace exams rule. NSSGA urges member companies to send comments on the rule to MSHA before the April 26 deadline.  NSSGA believes that the rule’s effective date should be postponed indefinitely until the rule’s status is finalized. MSHA’s rule was…

    Posted 4/7/17 at 10:05 AM

  • 19 Years of Aggregate Advocacy at the Ohio State House

    Did you know that every Ohio resident requires about 11 tons of aggregates each year? That makes for a booming stone, sand and gravel industry in the Buckeye State. Ohio aggregates and industrial materials producers recently took that message to lawmakers in the state house in Columbus, Ohio, last month for the Ohio Aggregates &…

    Posted 4/6/17 at 12:15 PM