Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Calcium Carbonate Market to Grow More Than 7 Percent by 2021

    With the anticipated growth of the paper and plastic industries, the calcium carbonate market is expected to exceed 28.5 billion in five years. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. Steady Growth Expected for the Ground and Precipitated Calcium Carbonate Market Due…

    Posted 12/22/16 at 3:23 PM

  • Congress in the Quarries

    CalPortland hosted Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., visited a cement plant and Twin Peaks aggregate plant in Rillito, Ariz., on Nov. 28. “Having our members of Congress tour our operations shows them the importance of quarries and aggregates to our infrastructure and construction industries,” said CalPortland Senior Vice President of Corporate Services Steven Regis. “We were…

    Posted 12/21/16 at 11:05 AM

  • Can Cement Absorb CO2?

    A recent study shows that mortar can gradually absorb carbon dioxide, which could reduce the amount of global greenhouse gasses in the future. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. National Committee Helps to Create a Safe and Healthy Environment for…

    Posted 12/15/16 at 2:00 PM

  • Water Infrastructure Bill Awaits President’s Signature

    The Water Infrastructure Improvements Act for the Nation (WIIN) Act, formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act or WRDA, cleared the U.S. Senate by a vote of 78-21 after passing the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The bipartisan bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature. WIIN provides much-needed certainty to our…

    Posted 12/12/16 at 12:36 PM

  • EPA Administrator Candidate Disapproves of WOTUS

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is an outspoken opponent of Obama Administration overregulation, and has filed lawsuits on behalf of the Sooner state against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan and Waters of the U.S. rule. Pruitt is president-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head up the EPA. “Respect for private property rights have allowed…

    Posted 12/9/16 at 2:00 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 12/8/16 at 2:30 PM

  • NSSGA President and CEO Honored at Association Leadership Event

    Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, was recognized by Trending40 as an exceptional association leader in the DC region. “Trending 40 was thrilled to have the chance to honor Michael Johnson and so many other great association leaders from the DC area last week.  It’s an exciting time in the association community with so…

    Posted 12/7/16 at 4:45 PM

  • Recognizing National Miners Day

    NSSGA proudly recognizes the nearly 100,000 men and women in the aggregates industry today; National Miners Day. “The people in this industry produce the building blocks of America, and this workforce is the aggregates industry’s most precious resource,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “We are proud to celebrate the end of the…

    Posted 12/6/16 at 9:24 AM

  • Repeal WOTUS, Members of Congress urge President-elect Trump

    Twenty-nine key Congressional leaders sent a letter to President-elect Trump urging the new administration to “rescind the harmful and flawed Waters of the U.S. rule” upon taking office.  NSSGA has met with most of these members over the past several years on this issue, noting the particular harm the rule would do to the aggregates…

    Posted 12/1/16 at 5:00 PM

  • Firm Bets on Trump with Purchase of Filler Company

    Australian company Boral’s 1.8 billion purchase of Headwaters Inc., one of the largest U.S. sellers of fly ash cement, will increase the company’s U.S. presence in the building and construction markets. The transaction is best understood as a bet on Trump infrastructure and policy priorities. Read this PMD Newsline for the full story, as well…

    Posted 12/1/16 at 2:00 PM

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