Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • Calportland receives Energy Star award

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized CalPortland with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. This is the 12th consecutive award for CalPortland, a feat that has never been matched by any other U.S. building materials manufacturing…

    Posted 3/31/16 at 12:50 PM

  • Matson Named CEO of Rogers Group

    Rogers Group Inc., announced that Darin Matson will become the President and Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2016. Matson is a member of NSSGA’s board of directors and the NSSGA’s executive committee. of Rogers Group effective April 1, 2016. Matson is a member of NSSGA’s board of directors and the NSSGA’s executive committee.   His aggregates…

    Posted 3/30/16 at 8:44 AM

  • OSHA Issues Final Silica Rule

    The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon publish a final workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica that will cut the permissible exposure limit in half. The final rule was issued this morning by U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. NSSGA and the aggregates industry are committed to the prevention of adverse health…

    Posted 3/24/16 at 2:15 PM

  • Congress Paves Way for FAA Funding

    Congress passed a short-term patch on Monday extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) policy and tax authority until July 15 to keep FAA functioning during the height of heavy spring travel. It was set to expire on March 31. NSSGA has been supportive of robustly funding the Airport Improvement Program to make essential upgrades to our…

    Posted 3/24/16 at 10:15 AM

  • Exciting Updates from NSSGA

    During the NSSGA Closing General Session, Hal Williford became chair of NSSGA’s board of directors, taking over responsibilities from Charles Luck, IV. Read more about Williford, president and CEO of Memphis Stone and Gravel. Geraghty Receives NSSGA’s Highest Honor Jerry Geraghty, president & CEO of Rogers Group Inc., was presented with the Barry K. Wendt…

    Posted 3/24/16 at 9:08 AM

  • Hal Williford to Chair NSSGA Board of Directors

    NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 23, 2016 – Hal Williford, president and CEO of Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, became Chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Board of Directors today and will hold the position through the association’s next Annual Convention. “Three years ago NSSGA asked the members what was important to them, and…

    Posted 3/23/16 at 1:40 PM

  • AGG1 Academy & Expo Open for Business

    NSSGA’s 2016 AGG1 Academy & Expo kicked off today with a sold-out show floor of 196 exhibitors and more than 4,500 attendees. Academy education sessions will continue to provide industry-leading education through Thursday. Download the NSSGA Connect app on Google Play or the iTunes App Store. Use the code stone16 to access the schedule and other great features. Navy SEAL Inspires Young Leaders …

    Posted 3/22/16 at 4:58 PM

  • Addressing the Industry’s Workforce Shortage

    Nashville, Tenn., March 22, 2016 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association unveiled a new resource to address an aggregates industry workforce shortage during the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo. NSSGA’s Jobs Board, at, is designed to allow aggregates operations to highlight the good-paying, highly-skilled jobs available around the country….

    Posted 3/22/16 at 10:00 AM

  • Phil Vassar Rocks NSSGA

    NSSGA’s very first Opening Celebration Concert featured award-winning country music artists Phil Vassar and Maggie Rose. A crowd of more than 1,400 people enjoyed food and music to kick off the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo in Nashville style. Awards Presented to Recognize the Industry’s Best Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry, a division of…

    Posted 3/22/16 at 7:50 AM

  • Two Quarries Receive Top Industry Awards

    Acton Quarry Receives Highest Industry Award in Community Relations Bullitt County Stone Receives Highest Industry Award in Environmental Stewardship NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 21, 2016 –The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association proudly recognized two operations with Platinum Awards of Excellence during the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo today. These awards are the…

    Posted 3/21/16 at 6:33 PM