Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • NSSGA AND NAPA CALL FOR "PAVING THE WAY TO THE FUTURE"

    NSSGA and NAPA, along with the support of NRMCA and AEM, joined forces this week at a Materials Group Fly-In on Capitol Hill. “Paving the Way to the Future” was a coordinated effort Sept. 9-10 to put pressure on members of Congress to pass a multiyear transportation bill with a long-term funding mechanism. More than…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:53 PM

  • HOUSE DEMANDS EPA STOP WATERS RULE

    H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:52 PM

  • PH.D. IN EXPLOSIVES ENGINEERING OFFERED THIS FALL AT MISSOURI S&T

    Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo., is offering the nation’s first Ph.D. in explosives engineering beginning this fall. The new doctorate will help the university fill critical shortfalls in government and industry. In the mining industry alone, more than 5,000 engineers will retire in the next decade. “This will give our graduates a…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:49 PM

  • LAFARGE PRESQUE ISLE QUARRY RUN RAISES $35,000 FOR THE ALPENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

    Lafarge North America’s Presque Isle Quarry celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting its first annual Stoneport 5K Quarry Run/Walk Aug. 28 to benefit the Cancer Center at Alpena Regional Medical Center. After the event, Lafarge held a post-race open house celebration for the community at the Lafarge site. Lafarge representatives presented a check for the…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:41 PM

  • ATLAS COPCO’S WATER FOR ALL INITIATIVE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

    Atlas Copco’s employee-run Water for All organization is celebrating 30 years of providing people in need with long-term access to safe, clean water and sanitation. Since the founding of Water for All in 1984, Atlas Copco and its employees have helped more than 1.5 million people gain access to clean drinking water. Water for All…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA TO CONGRESS: YOUR WORK IS NOT DONE

    NSSGA sent a letter to all members of Congress Sept. 9, not only to acknowledge the passage of another extension for the Highway Trust Fund through May 2015, but also to implore them to finally address the long-term stability and sustainability of the program now.  It asks them not to wait until next Congress to develop…

    Posted 9/10/14 at 10:53 AM

  • AGGREGATES PRODUCTION INCREASES IN SECOND QUARTER

    The U.S. Geological Survey has released figures based on its quarterly sample survey and shows that an estimated 592 million metric tons of crushed stone, construction sand and gravel was produced in the United States in the second quarter of 2014. This is an increase of eight percent compared with that of the second quarter…

    Posted 9/8/14 at 5:12 PM

  • CONGRESS RETURNS TO WORK ON SEVERAL "MUST PASS" BILLS

    Congress returns to work on Sept. 8 for a two-week session expected to be consumed by discussion of several “must pass” bills.  Top on the agenda is reaching agreement on an appropriations measure to continue funding the government after the end of the current fiscal year Sept. 30.  Although the House has passed seven appropriations…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 4:02 PM

  • URGE CONGRESS TO STOP EPA’S UNLAWFUL CLEAN WATER ACT OVERREACH

    Congress is considering legislation that would stop EPA’s Proposed Jurisdictional Rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over many previously unregulated areas.  H.R. 5078 will be voted on in the House Sept. 8.  NSSGA needs your help; please contact your member of Congress today to urge a “yes” vote by clicking here.  < The…

    Posted 9/4/14 at 3:55 PM

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