The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

There is still time to apply for NSSGA awards

NSSGA members have until Nov. 1 to apply for the Awards of Excellence in Community Relations, the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award and Safety Excellence Awards. The recipients of these awards will be recognized at NSSGA’s Annual Convention that will be held in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas from March…

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Posted 10/21/16 at 6:00 PM

Industry Sees Safest Year Yet

Fiscal 2016 was the safest year in mining, ever. According to MSHA, there were a record-low number of 24 fatalities at more than 13,000 operations across the country from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 31, 2016. Looking just at aggregates, injuries are down to just 2 per 200,000 hours worked for 2015. “Each year for…

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Posted 10/20/16 at 7:30 PM

New Standard Shows Ground Calcium Carbonate Enhances Concrete

New Standard Enhances Concrete New specification for ground calcium carbonate and aggregate mineral fillers will be useful for producers who work with various forms of concrete. Read this edition of PMD Newsline for this and other stories cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Read more at For Construction Pros.   Ground and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate…

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Posted 10/20/16 at 3:56 PM

Demand for Cement and Concrete Additives Expected to Grow

The demand for cement and additives for concrete is expected to grow by 7 percent each year through 2020, putting the value at $4 billion that year. Concrete consumption is on the rise due to increased construction according to The Freedonia Group, an industry research firm based in Cleveland, as is the demand for additives….

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Posted 10/18/16 at 7:45 PM

Regulatory Topics Box Score

NSSGA compiles a snapshot of regulatory updates for members of the Pulverized Mineral Division. Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.

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Posted 10/13/16 at 2:00 PM

NSSGA Comments Influence EPA Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accepted guidance from NSSGA to limit the negative effect that natural events can have on operators’ air permits. Several of the NSSGA comments submitted to EPA  on the proposed rule were reflected in the final rule which clarifies EPA’s treatment of exceptional events.  Exceptional events are unusual or naturally occurring events…

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Posted 10/13/16 at 12:32 PM

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What is NSSGA?

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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