• 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

  • Federal Road Funding Continues, for Now Push for Long-Term Solution Must Continue

    Congress passed temporary funding to continue road, highway and bridge construction, but once again punted on a multiyear reauthorization that includes a sustainable funding mechanism. “It is positive to see strong bipartisan support for the crucial infrastructure that keeps our economy growing, but this stopgap fix is not a cost-effective way to improve our most…

    Posted 8/1/14 at 1:39 PM

  • Veteran Communicator Joins Infrastructure Fight

    The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association announces that Bailey Wood is taking on the role of vice president of communications. In this position, he will be a key leader as the association implements Rocks Build America, a three-year strategic plan to grow the scope and influence of the aggregates industry and refortify America’s infrastructure…

    Posted 7/14/14 at 4:31 PM

  • HIGHWAY MATERIALS GROUP LAUDS MURPHY/CORKER FUNDING PLAN

    The Highway Materials Group commends Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Robert Corker (R-Tenn.) on their bipartisan proposal to ensure funding of the nation’s surface transportation system into the future by increasing the federal motor fuels tax by 12 cents. In light of the pending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, this proposal finally addresses the…

    Posted 6/19/14 at 6:43 PM