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  • Senator Has a Blast at Virginia Quarry Visit

    Cedar Mountain Stone Corp. recently hosted Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., for a site visit at the Mitchells Quarry near Culpeper, Va. The senator saw first-hand how the quarry uses drones to monitor blasts in the 50-acre quarry. “We use drones for about every other blast to understand if we’re using the right amount of explosives,”…

    Posted 7/21/16 at 5:20 PM

  • Face to Face with Capitol Hill Lawmakers

    This September, NSSGA invites everyone in the aggregates industry to meet face-to-face with their elected officials on Capitol Hill and educate them on the value of aggregates. “It is really important to let lawmakers know the many ways that quarries have positive impacts in their communities, and there are quarries in just about every congressional…

    Posted 7/18/16 at 12:20 PM

  • Let’s Bring Congress to Quarries this Summer!

    Congress will soon begin a seven-week recess running from July 16 through Labor Day giving NSSGA members several weeks to host visits to local operations. Last summer, aggregates operations around the country brought members of Congress to their quarries in record numbers. The industry’s heightened participation in “Driving It Home 2015” was a critical component in…

    Posted 7/13/16 at 5:00 PM

  • NSSGA Opposes Timber Building Bill

    Today, pro-lumber members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation that would direct government funding towards studying the benefits of wood over traditional construction materials in tall residential and commercial projects. “NSSGA is very disappointed to see members of Congress foregoing marketplace fairness by using federal funding to show preference to one building material…

    Posted 7/6/16 at 6:25 PM

  • 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

  • Tax Reform Blueprint Unveiled by House GOP

    Before leaving town for a week-long recess, GOP members of the U.S. House of Representatives released a policy paper that advocated for lowering the corporate tax rate from 35 to 20 percent. The 35-page tax reform blueprint is the sixth policy paper of the House GOP’s “A Better Way” agenda and for the first time,…

    Posted 6/29/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Eight Ways to Use Social Media for Community Outreach

    NSSGA is pleased to offer eight ways to use social media to improve community relations.  Members of NSSGA can click here to download a two-page PDF of this image to use as handouts or for any other purpose.  

    Posted 6/28/16 at 4:20 PM

  • WOTUS Block Included in Appropriations Bill

    A bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 16 would block the implementation of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule as it funds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at $32 billion. The 2017 Interior and Environment bill would cut $125 million from current fiscal 2016 levels and is $1.1 billion less…

    Posted 6/21/16 at 10:07 AM

  • Urgent Call to Action on Water Infrastructure Bill

    The bipartisan Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) has stalled in Congress and will not pass unless grassroots action puts pressure on the Senate to move the bill. NSSGA members need to contact their members of Congress and ask them to support a WRDA bill before the July recess. WRDA funding addresses the needs of America’s…

    Posted 6/17/16 at 9:20 AM

  • Technical Experts Wanted for National Advocacy

    Engineers have a new way to advance technology in the aggregates industry. NSSGA’s recently-formed Engineering & Technical Committee is a new platform for aggregates engineers to advance many of the technical aspects related to the industry. The committee will promote the industry’s interest on aggregate specifications through involvement with related industry technical committees and federal…

    Posted 6/17/16 at 4:00 AM