Monthly Archives: September 2016

  • Voter Registration Week Is Here

    The 2016 election is only weeks away and NSSGA wants everyone in the aggregates industry to register to vote for pro-aggregates candidates for Congress and President of the United States. Becoming involved is as easy as talking to your employees and coworkers about registering to vote and alerting them to when elections are being held…

    Posted 9/15/16 at 1:00 PM

  • How to Evaluate Your Dredge Operation

    Registration is now open for September’s AGG1 Online webinar, How to Evaluate Your Dredge Operation. All too often, managers and mining engineers spend their resources analyzing their plant system, but neglect to analyze their primary mining device, the cutter suction dredge. This webinar will navigate the complexities of benchmarking hydraulic dredge production to educate aggregates…

    Posted 9/13/16 at 9:00 AM

  • DOT Awards $800 Million For Infrastructure Projects

    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced this week that 18 transportation projects in 15 states have been awarded federal grants through the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Advancement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) program. “From eliminating traffic bottlenecks and enhancing port capacity to overhauling a major freight corridor, the 18…

    Posted 9/9/16 at 4:50 PM

  • Regulatory Box Score

    http://www.nssga.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PMD-Scorecard-for-Website.pdf

    Posted 9/8/16 at 5:04 PM

  • Advocating for Aggregates in Georgia

    The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) has spent the summer advocating for the industry and bringing lawmakers to local operations. Recently, members of the GCAA hosted Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., at a tour of the Vulcan Materials’ Norcross Quarry. Rep. Hice did not support the FAST Act surface transportation reauthorization in December, and the tour…

    Posted 9/7/16 at 8:00 AM

  • Gernatt Asphalt Products Drives It Home

    The Gernatt Family of Companies recently met with Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., at an event held at the company’s Country Side Sand and Gravel operation on Aug. 30. Staff and leaders of the Gernatt Family of Companies, one of the largest sand and gravel producers in New York, took time to educate Rep. Reed on…

    Posted 9/6/16 at 5:00 PM

  • States Test Alternative Sources of Revenue

    Seven states are using $14 million in federal grants to test out new ways to fund infrastructure projects. California, Delaware, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and Oregon received grants through the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives program, part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act was the first multi-year surface transportation reauthorization…

    Posted 9/6/16 at 10:20 AM

  • NSSGA Changes Excellence Awards to Better Support Advocacy Mission

    NSSGA is committed to recognizing exceptional professionals, companies and quarries with the annual Awards of Excellence program, which identifies the commitment of members to safety, community involvement and environmental stewardship. In an effort to recognize the truly outstanding work of the people in the aggregates industry at an even higher level and to better connect…

    Posted 9/2/16 at 1:02 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Use in Paper Industry Boosts Demand in Global Market

    Calcium Carbonate Use in Paper Industry Boosts Demand in Global Market The global calcium carbonate market Will Rise to $25.01 billion by 2019 according to Transparency Market Research. Read more about this and other stories specifically collected for NSSGA PMD members. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/calcium-carbonate-market-will-rise-to-us2501-billion-by-2019-apac-and-latin-america-to-present-new-opportunities-for-manufacturers-reports-tmr-590303281.html   2016 Global and Chinese Heavy Calcium Carbonate Industry Report The current and…

    Posted 9/1/16 at 2:00 PM