The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Bat Habitat Less Likely to Conflict with Permitting

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it will not designate critical habitat for the Northern Long-Eared Bat (NLEB).  This decision removes an additional, unnecessarily burdensome hurdle to development of new or expanded aggregates operations. The NLEB is found in a variety of forested habitats in summer and hibernates in caves and mines in winter…

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Posted 5/4/16 at 2:36 PM

Highway Trust Fund: Still Under Construction

As gas taxes cover less and less of America’s infrastructure costs, policymakers have had to divert billions of dollars from the general fund and other non-transportation funds to pay for infrastructure. Jack Basso, chairman of the Mileage Based User Fee Alliance, and Kevin Burke, president and CEO of the Airports Council International – North America,…

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Posted 5/3/16 at 6:15 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…

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Posted 5/3/16 at 4:59 PM

Water Resources Reauthorization Passes Senate Committee

In a display of unity last seen with the FAST Act, the first multi-year highway bill in a decade, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and ranking Democrat Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., joined forces to pass the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, S. 2848, on April 28.  NSSGA supported the…

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Posted 5/2/16 at 3:02 PM

Housing Starts Fell In March, Still Higher Than A Year Ago

Rock Products reports that nationwide housing starts fell 8.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.089 million units in March. However, the data from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department shows that overall starts are up at a double-digit rate from a year ago. Read the full story here.

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Posted 4/28/16 at 9:20 AM

Maryland Operators Recognized For Safety Success

The Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA) recognized outstanding operators at their fourth annual safety banquet on April 22. Joseph Casper, NSSGA vice president of safety, called attention to outstanding NSSGA producer members in the state, Aggregate Industries, Blue Grass Materials, and Chaney Enterprises for success in eliminating injuries. “The success of all Maryland…

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Posted 4/27/16 at 2:35 PM

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