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Community Relations Awards Close This Week

The popular Excellence in Community Relations Award program will be accepting applications until Dec. 1, 2017.  The recognition showcases efforts by an operation to connect with their local community and to better the public perception of the aggregates industry. Gold, silver and bronze award winners will be announced in early 2018.  The prestigious Platinum award… Read more

Posted 11/22/17 at 10:42 AM

NSSGA Podcast: The Latest on Tax Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping rewrite of the tax code today. As the U.S. Senate continues to craft its own tax reform bill, Laura O’Neill-Kaumo, NSSGA senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs, discussed what’s at stake for the aggregates industry with Patrick Dunne, NSSGA communications director. Read more

Posted 11/16/17 at 1:39 PM

Zatezalo Confirmed to Lead MSHA

David Zatezalo was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Labor overseeing MSHA with a vote of 52-46 on Nov. 15, 2017. During his confirmation process, Zatezalo told the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions that he would seek more consistent enforcement from agency officials and improved use of technology… Read more

Posted 11/15/17 at 4:55 PM

Industry’s Highest Award Now Accepting Nominations

Excellence in Community Relations Awards accepting applications until Dec. 1 NSSGA is seeking nominations for the 2018 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award until Jan. 5, 2018, which is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies commitment to family, career and the aggregates industry. To submit a nomination, please fill out the online nomination form… Read more

Posted 11/14/17 at 5:29 PM

MSHA Brings on Aggregates Veteran

Aggregates industry veteran Ed Elliott joined MSHA as a senior advisor to the acting assistant secretary. With a 30-year career in the aggregates industry, recently working as director of safety and health for Rogers Group, Inc., Elliott truly understands safety at quarries and pits. He will work directly with acting MSHA Assistant Secretary Wayne Palmer… Read more

Posted 11/13/17 at 3:02 PM

Advocating for Highway Trust Fund in Senate Tax Bill

In advance of the U.S. Senate’s release of their proposed revision of the tax code, NSSGA and the Highway Materials Group (HMG) asked key lawmakers to address the long-term sustainability of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) as part of any comprehensive agreement on tax reform. The group outlined the need for maintaining the tax-exempt status… Read more

Posted 11/9/17 at 5:19 PM

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