Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Trump Orders EPA to Reconsider WOTUS

    President Trump is expected to order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review and reconsider the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule today. The executive order would not require EPA to rescind WOTUS, a rule that drastically expanded the EPA’s jurisdiction of lands deemed to be bodies of…

    Posted 2/28/17 at 12:08 PM

  • ASGCO® to Exhibit at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

    ASGCO® “Complete Conveyor Solutions” is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, held in Las Vegas on March 7 – 11, 2017 at booth number 32963 in the Central Hall. During the show we will also have hands-on product demos that solve many important conveyor issues.

    Posted 2/23/17 at 3:33 PM

  • Calcium Carbonate Market Exceeds 28.5 Billion by 2021

    As a result of the high demand from the plastic and paper industries, the calcium carbonate market is expected to grow 7 percent in the next four years. Read more about this story in this week’s PMD Newsline as well as other articles cultivated for producers of pulverized minerals. A Promising New Material Has Been…

    Posted 2/23/17 at 2:00 PM

  • MSHA Pausing on Exams Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor will take time to review an MSHA rule on workplace examinations. Patricia Silvey, MSHA deputy assistant secretary for operations, told NSSGA today that stakeholder outreach was originally slated to begin in March but will now proceed “at an appropriate time.” “I don’t expect any change over the next month or…

    Posted 2/23/17 at 8:15 AM

  • Pruitt Confirmed to Lead EPA

    Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to lead the Environmental Protection Agency today by a vote of 52-46, mostly along party lines. Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Maine, voted against Pruitt and Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted in support of him.  NSSGA has been a vocal proponent of Pruitt for EPA administrator…

    Posted 2/17/17 at 1:41 PM

  • We’re Turning Blue!

    NSSGA is treating Annual Convention attendees to a night with the Blue Man Group, one of the most popular live shows in Las Vegas. After the Opening General Session ends at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, March 4, NSSGA will provide free shuttle buses to the Luxor hotel for a reception and exclusive show with the Blue…

    Posted 2/16/17 at 4:00 PM

  • PMD Regulatory Scorecard

    Check out this monthly glimpse of regulatory issues affecting the aggregates industry, including key permitting issues.  

    Posted 2/16/17 at 3:03 PM

  • Doug Palmore to Receive Wendt Award

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is proud to present the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award to Doug Palmore, senior vice president of customer and technical services at Luck Companies. He will receive the award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention on March 6. “We are proud to present our association’s most distinguished individual award…

    Posted 2/14/17 at 3:20 PM

  • Doug Palmore to Receive Wendt Award

    The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is proud to present the 2017 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award to Doug Palmore, senior vice president of customer and technical services at Luck Companies. He will receive the award during NSSGA’s Annual Convention on March 6. “We are proud to present our association’s most distinguished individual award…

    Posted 2/14/17 at 10:10 AM

  • NSSGA Announces Gold Safety Awards

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Feb. 8, 2017 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of this year’s Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards. “The aggregates industry is committed to developing and upholding a culture of safety at quarries across the nation.  We are proud to recognize these outstanding operations for working diligently…

    Posted 2/8/17 at 3:14 PM