The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association

Repeal WOTUS, Members of Congress urge President-elect Trump

Twenty-nine key Congressional leaders sent a letter to President-elect Trump urging the new administration to “rescind the harmful and flawed Waters of the U.S. rule” upon taking office.  NSSGA has met with most of these members over the past several years on this issue, noting the particular harm the rule would do to the aggregates…

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Posted 12/1/16 at 5:00 PM

Firm Bets on Trump with Purchase of Filler Company

Australian company Boral’s 1.8 billion purchase of Headwaters Inc., one of the largest U.S. sellers of fly ash cement, will increase the company’s U.S. presence in the building and construction markets. The transaction is best understood as a bet on Trump infrastructure and policy priorities. Read this PMD Newsline for the full story, as well…

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Posted 12/1/16 at 2:00 PM

Join NSSGA’s Annual Antitrust Webinar on Dec. 15

NSSGA’s popular antitrust webinar, “The Antitrust Laws: What You Can, Can’t, and Should Do,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern time. Companies in the aggregates industry are especially vulnerable to antitrust actions due to standard products, market concentration and sales to governments. An annual antitrust refresher shows that operators are aware…

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Posted 11/29/16 at 4:00 PM

Trump Names Chao As His Transportation Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has announced that Elaine Chao is his choice to serve as Secretary of Transportation in his cabinet. Chao previously served as Secretary of Labor in President George W. Bush’s administration and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush. She is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,…

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Posted 11/29/16 at 2:59 PM

MSHA Drops Civil Penalties Rule from Fall Agenda

NSSGA is proud to report that the Obama administration’s civil penalties reform effort appears to be over. In a major win for aggregates operators, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fall 2016 Agency Rule List shows that MSHA is no longer seeking to reform the system by which civil penalties are assessed against operators. “While we…

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Posted 11/23/16 at 1:41 PM

Advising the Trump Transition Team

Preparing for America’s 45th president is a historic and formative time. The incoming Trump administration will feature 3,800 political appointees, selected over the next 18 months, who will implement presidential policies at each regulatory agency, including MSHA. NSSGA is diligently working to inform the transition team about viable candidates for key administration positions who understand…

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Posted 11/21/16 at 2:23 PM

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