Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • Join the Environment Committee Meeting in DC

    NSSGA is pleased to invite our members to attend NSSGA’s Environment Subcommittee Meeting in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency on Sept. 14. The meeting will be led by Chair Joel Nickel of Lafarge Holcim/Aggregates Industries and cover topics such as water quality and litigation, air quality task force updates and recent member interactions with the Environmental…

    Posted 8/17/16 at 8:00 AM

  • Majority Leader McCarthy Meets with Aggregates Groups

    CalPortland recently organized a face to face lunch meeting with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. It was a chance for CalPortland staff and leaders, as well as representatives from NSSGA member companies, the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association, Portland Cement Association and the American Concrete Pavement Association to talk about the value of the aggregates…

    Posted 8/16/16 at 4:00 PM

  • Regulatory Box Score

    Posted 8/11/16 at 2:30 PM

  • Make the MSHA Inspection Process Work for You

    August’s AGG1 Online webinar, “Making the MSHA Inspection Process Work for You,” will help aggregates operators learn how to prevent or mitigate enforcement action while maintaining a positive relationship with MSHA. Presented by highly-rated AGG1 Academy presenter Max Corley with NSSGA member firm Dinsmore, this webinar will first focus on managing workplace examinations and the…

    Posted 8/11/16 at 8:20 AM

  • MSHA Likely to Extend Workplace Exam Rule Comment Period

    The deadline to file comments on MSHA’s proposed workplace exam rule is expected to be extended by more than two weeks, according to comments from the agency at an Aug. 4 public hearing in Birmingham, Ala.  MSHA is holding public hearings around the country dedicated to the discussion of the agency’s proposed rule, which would…

    Posted 8/10/16 at 5:55 PM

  • M&S Division Awards Annual Barry K. Wendt Scholarship

    Ian Reynolds, a rising senior at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, was selected as the recipient of NSSGA’s 2016 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, awarded by NSSGA’s Manufacturers & Services (M&S) Division, is presented annually to an outstanding college student who plans to pursue a career in the aggregates industry. “Ian’s…

    Posted 8/9/16 at 9:22 AM

  • Improve Your Skills with NSSGA and IQ Learning Programs

    After a successful yearlong pilot program, the NSSGA and Institute of Quarrying (IQ) distance learning programs are now being offered to all NSSGA members. The programs consist of a one-year Graduate/Management Conversion Program and a three-year Junior Management Program. “The men and women who work in the aggregates industry are our most precious resource. These programs…

    Posted 8/5/16 at 10:51 AM

  • New Rules on Estate Tax Proposed

    The U.S. Treasury Department has proposed new rules designed to prevent taxpayers from understating the fair market value of their assets for purposes of the estate or “death” tax. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur recently said that wealthy taxpayers often use “aggressive tax planning tactics to artificially lower the taxable value of…

    Posted 8/4/16 at 5:20 PM

  • Mineral Plastics in Focus

    Mineral Plastics in Focus The high demand for economical and environmentally-friendly hybrid hydrogel material may represent a new class of plastic called “mineral plastics.” Read more about this and other stories relevant to pulverized minerals producers. Wiley Online Library   Treated and Untreated Rock Dust Study A new study looks at quartz content and physical…

    Posted 8/4/16 at 3:21 PM

  • AirGon Revolutionizes Drone Data Extraction

    AirGon LLC announces the launch of Topolyst™, an advanced desktop application designed to make easy work of extracting information and derived products from point cloud and/or LIDAR data collected by drones over construction and mining sites. The return on investment of Topolyst is almost immediate – site data collections that used to take days are now completed in hours with Topolyst’s strong complement of automated tools.

    Posted 8/2/16 at 3:23 PM