Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • Last Chance for Registration Discount

    Friday, Jan. 29, is the last day to take advantage of discounted advance registration rates for NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo, March 20-24, in Nashville, Tenn. All fees and ticket packages increase after Friday, so sign up today for the best value of the year! All Annual Convention registration packages include access…

    Posted 1/28/16 at 3:38 PM

  • MSHA Lauds Reduced Fatalities in 2015

    MSHA Administrator Joe Main lauded the agency and operators for the reduced number of fatalities in 2015 when speaking at a January industry stakeholder meeting. There were 134 consecutive days with no fatalities in the metal/non-metal sector, the longest stretch in MSHA’s history, and for the first time ever, there were no MNM fatalities in…

    Posted 1/25/16 at 9:00 AM

  • FAST Act Analysis Shows Moderate Gains for Aggregate Demand

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 22, 2016 – In a recent analysis performed by S-C Market Analytics commissioned by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), demand for aggregates shows a projected moderate increase through the years of the recently passed highway bill—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act, adopted by Congress and…

    Posted 1/22/16 at 10:36 AM

  • FAST Act Analysis Shows Moderate Gains for Aggregate Demand

    In a recent analysis performed by SC Market Analytics commissioned by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), demand for aggregates shows a projected moderate increase through the years of the recently passed highway bill—the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act, adopted by Congress and approved by the president in December…

    Posted 1/22/16 at 10:31 AM

  • How Much Does Each State Rock?

    Stone, sand and gravel are items every American uses in their daily life, whether they know it or not. A new map shows how much aggregate is produced in each state. It also shows the number of mines and people it takes to produce these essential building materials, compiled by the National Stone, Sand &…

    Posted 1/21/16 at 7:29 AM

  • President Vetoes Congress’ Disapproval of WOTUS

    President Obama disagrees with Congress when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, which would dramatically expand EPA jurisdiction under the guise of protecting waters. Today, the President vetoed a bipartisan congressional resolution, S.J.Res 22, that formally denounced the WOTUS rule. “The move did not come…

    Posted 1/20/16 at 5:26 PM

  • Register for Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo

    The schedule of NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo are available online, and show that this year’s event has more to offer than ever before. There will be nearly 60 education sessions at the AGG1 Academy, and their practical knowledge and proven techniques will enable you to manage your operation more effectively, efficiently…

    Posted 1/20/16 at 12:10 PM

  • Learn the Critical Parts of MSHA’s Workplace Exams Rule

    Aggregates operators will learn about key aspects of MSHA’s workplace examinations rule (56/57.18002) in January’s AGG1 Online webinar, Managing MSHA’s Emphasis on Workplace Examinations, presented by Arthur Wolfson of Jackson-Kelly. MSHA inspectors are focused on operator conduct of workplace exams after recently delivered new guidance on how to demonstrate compliance with the workplace exams standard….

    Posted 1/19/16 at 4:06 PM

  • Situational Awareness and Security in Focus at NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1

    ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 12, 2016—Jason R. Hanson will lead the second General Session of NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo with a presentation on using intelligence-based strategies to proactively address threats to safety and security in any workplace. Hanson, a security expert and former Central Intelligence Agency officer, will show attendees how to…

    Posted 1/14/16 at 4:00 PM

  • REGULATORY TOPICS BOX SCORE

    PMD NEWSLINE REGULATORY TOPICS BOX SCORE NSSGA’s Pulverized Mineral Division (PMD) provides this regulatory update on key air and water issues for members.   http://www.nssga.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Scorecard-PMD.pdf

    Posted 1/14/16 at 1:35 PM