Monthly Archives: March 2017

  • NSSGA Environmental Excellence Awards Open April 17

    On April 17, 2017, NSSGA members will be able to apply for the Environmental Excellence, Environmental Leadership and the Environmental Certificate of Achievement award through the online application process located on the NSSGA Awards webpage. The deadline to apply for all of the Environmental Awards of Excellence is May 31. NSSGA implemented changes to the presentation…

    Posted 3/31/17 at 2:05 PM

  • TIME Magazine Calls for Infrastructure Investment

    Released this morning, TIME magazine focuses on the need for improved infrastructure. Deregulation plays a key part in the White House’s plan to spur improvements to our country’s highways, bridges and public works projects, but it can only be part of the solution. Ultimately, the magazine calls on President Trump to be a champion for…

    Posted 3/30/17 at 4:00 PM

  • Carbonates Make Low Temperature Ceramics

    Making cement, bricks, bathroom tiles and porcelain crockery normally requires a great deal of heat, but scientists have made the materials by compacting them with calcium carbonate and a small amount of water. Learn more about this story and other news for Pulverized Mineral Division members in this week’s PMD Newsline. Calcium Carbonate Looping Technology…

    Posted 3/30/17 at 2:00 PM

  • MSHA Delays Exams Rule as NSSGA Takes Fight to Court

    NSSGA learned that MSHA will announce a 60 day extension on the effective date of the workplace exams rule. Originally slated to be implemented in the end of May, it will now go into effect July 24. NSSGA is not waiting for MSHA to amend the flawed rule on their own. The association led a…

    Posted 3/24/17 at 4:18 PM

  • NSSGA to Congress: Over-Regulation Crushing to Aggregates Industry

    Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president explained to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of aggregates for infrastructure projects and the negative impact of excessive regulation on efforts to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “If this country can find a way to invest in [infrastructure],…

    Posted 3/21/17 at 5:21 PM

  • Martin Marietta CEO to Testify on Behalf of NSSGA on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

    Ward Nye, chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta, will look to discuss with members of Congress about the important role that the aggregates industry plays in building this country’s infrastructure and the chilling impact of excessive regulation during a hearing tomorrow. Nye will testify on behalf of NSSGA before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on…

    Posted 3/20/17 at 2:28 PM

  • Congress will Have Final Say on Trump’s Proposed Transportation Budget

    Yesterday, President Trump sent his budget to Congress, a “wish list” that reflects his vision for federal discretionary spending.  This kicks off the fiscal year 2018 Congressional appropriations season, and the process by which members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ultimately set the funding levels for these programs. The President’s  suggested cuts include $2.4 billion to the U.S. Department of Transportation…

    Posted 3/17/17 at 1:05 PM

  • It’s a Literal Rock Band

    Digital and mechanical technologies artist Neil Mendoza has amazingly turned inanimate rocks into a literal rock band. Watch the video of this remarkable musical xylophone playing “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Electro-mechanical devices pop rocks against pieces of marble and aluminum to play specific notes as strips of fake leather hit larger stones…

    Posted 3/14/17 at 2:00 PM

  • Civil Engineers Give America a D+

    Our country’s infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 NSSGA Annual Convention and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. “This has to be a wake-up call for Congress. Our families and friends are using dangerously old…

    Posted 3/10/17 at 5:30 PM

  • NSSGA Welcomes New Leadership and Strategic Plan

    Mark Helm, CEO of Dolese Bros. Co., based in Oklahoma City was elected chairman of NSSGA’s board of directors on March 6 during NSSGA’s 2017 Annual Convention in Las Vegas. “We each want to grow our companies, but I believe we have a unique opportunity to help grow our industry over the next year if…

    Posted 3/9/17 at 12:04 PM

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