Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Register Today for Noise and Dust Workshop, Nov. 8-10

    Registration is now open for NSSGA’s Noise & Dust workshop. This three-day workshop will be held in Irwindale, Calif., on Nov. 8-10 with two days of classroom instruction and one day of field work. This unique event allows participants to learn how to conduct and monitor noise and dust exposure and hazards, record and interpret…

    Posted 10/11/16 at 9:00 AM

  • MSHA’s Merrifield to Retire This Month

    Neal Merrifield, MSHA metal/nonmetal administrator, will retire from the administration Oct. 29, 2016, according to Joe Main, MSHA assistant secretary. He made the announcement during an MSHA stakeholder meeting Oct. 4 and said that Merrifield will be succeeded on an interim basis by Kevin Stricklin, MSHA’s coal administrator. Main said that the change stands as…

    Posted 10/7/16 at 2:30 PM

  • Limestone Trade Declines on the Great Lakes

    Limestone Trade Declines on the Great Lakes Shipments of limestone have decreased 13.5 percent since last year on the Great Lakes. Read this edition of PMD Newsline for this and other stories cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. http://www.marinelink.com/news/limestone-august-great414985.aspx   New Material Manufactured from Limestone Could Be Used to Make Paper and Plastic Innovative material…

    Posted 10/7/16 at 11:06 AM

  • Stabilize Fuel Costs and Improve The Bottom Line

    Aggregates operators will gain valuable tips on how to improve the bottom line by managing fuel costs in October’s AGG1 Online webinar, How Fuel Prices Affect Your Business and Different Ways to Protect It, Oct. 27, 1-2 p.m. Eastern time. Fuel costs are a major component of an aggregates operation’s budget, and fuel price volatility…

    Posted 10/7/16 at 10:30 AM

  • Calling on the 45th President to Prioritize Infrastructure

    NSSGA and 32 other organizations called on both presidential candidates to remain committed to their infrastructure plans and find long-term, dedicated and sustainable revenue sources to pay for much-needed improvements to America’s crumbling infrastructure. “We are ready to work with either candidate to create or support initiatives that properly invest in our country’s failing infrastructure,”…

    Posted 10/6/16 at 10:30 AM

  • Submit Your Legal Symposium Risk Management Topics Today

    NSSGA is looking for ideal topics to cover during the upcoming Legal Symposium, part of the association’s 2017 Annual Convention which is being held from March 3-7 in Las Vegas in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG. The annual, day-long symposium delivers insights on critical legal issues confronting stone, sand and gravel producers in presentations led by attorneys…

    Posted 10/4/16 at 5:00 PM