Monthly Archives: November 2016

  • ASGCO®’s Cast Urethane Screen Wear Products

    The harsh demands of the quarry and aggregate industry can cause serious damage to vibratory screens. To prevent abusive material and conditions from hindering the productivity of quarry operations, ASGCO® has expanded the use of their Cast Urethane products to include screen wear parts.

    Posted 11/30/16 at 3:21 PM

  • Join NSSGA’s Annual Antitrust Webinar on Dec. 15

    NSSGA’s popular antitrust webinar, “The Antitrust Laws: What You Can, Can’t, and Should Do,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Eastern time. Companies in the aggregates industry are especially vulnerable to antitrust actions due to standard products, market concentration and sales to governments. An annual antitrust refresher shows that operators are aware…

    Posted 11/29/16 at 4:00 PM

  • Trump Names Chao As His Transportation Secretary

    President-elect Donald Trump has announced that Elaine Chao is his choice to serve as Secretary of Transportation in his cabinet. Chao previously served as Secretary of Labor in President George W. Bush’s administration and Deputy Secretary of Transportation under President George H.W. Bush. She is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,…

    Posted 11/29/16 at 2:59 PM

  • MSHA Drops Civil Penalties Rule from Fall Agenda

    NSSGA is proud to report that the Obama administration’s civil penalties reform effort appears to be over. In a major win for aggregates operators, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Fall 2016 Agency Rule List shows that MSHA is no longer seeking to reform the system by which civil penalties are assessed against operators. “While we…

    Posted 11/23/16 at 1:41 PM

  • Advising the Trump Transition Team

    Preparing for America’s 45th president is a historic and formative time. The incoming Trump administration will feature 3,800 political appointees, selected over the next 18 months, who will implement presidential policies at each regulatory agency, including MSHA. NSSGA is diligently working to inform the transition team about viable candidates for key administration positions who understand…

    Posted 11/21/16 at 2:23 PM


    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee – which has jurisdiction over infrastructure spending and environmental regulations– will have a new Chairman and Ranking Democrat in the new Congress. The committee will be led by the new Chairman John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Ranking Democrat Tom Carper, D-Del. Ashley Amidon, director of government affairs for NSSGA…

    Posted 11/17/16 at 4:53 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market to Reach 9.65 Billion by 2024

    Due to rising demand and increasing product usage the calcium carbonate market will steadily grow between now and 2024. Read this story and others cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals in this edition of PMD Newsline. Global Flue Gas Desulfurization Market Set to Grow 5.7 Percent According to the latest report from RnR Market Research, the…

    Posted 11/17/16 at 3:07 PM

  • Republicans May Advance an Infrastructure Bill Next Year

    President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment a top priority for his new administration and now House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has weighed in, telling reporters today that such a bill could be a priority for Congress next year. “I think the infrastructure of America is lagging far behind. I think this is one…

    Posted 11/14/16 at 4:50 PM

  • Grant Awarded to Rebuild Knoxville Runway

    The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority will be able to rebuild a 9,000-foot runway at McGhee Tyson Airport and extend it another 1,000 feet thanks to a $27.9 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant allows the airport authority to complete the next phase of a multiyear runway expansion in addition to repaving or…

    Posted 11/10/16 at 4:50 PM

  • Regulatory Box Score

    NSSGA compiles a snapshot of regulatory updates for members of the Pulverized Mineral Division. Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.

    Posted 11/10/16 at 2:13 PM