Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • ASGCO® Introduces its VUL-CON™ EZ Series for Vulcanizing Presses

    EASY TO SET-UP AND OPERATE! ASGCO® VUL-CON™ EZ Series Frame Press is a solid aluminum 2 piece, frame style vulcanizing press that allows for quick and easy operation of vulcanizing conveyor belts.

    Posted 10/26/17 at 2:40 PM

  • Tell EPA That WOTUS Needs Clear Exemptions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting comments on what a new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule should include. NSSGA has long fought the 2015 rule that would have allowed the federal government to regulate dry areas. The Trump administration has proposed to withdraw WOTUS and replace it with a clearer rule, and…

    Posted 10/24/17 at 3:02 PM


    Catalina Pacific®, a CalPortland® Company, announced Monday the launch of its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered concrete mixer truck fleet, which will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-causing emissions in Southern California.

    Posted 10/24/17 at 11:15 AM

  • Continuing to Push Regulatory Reform

    NSSGA recently told the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fish and Wildlife Service that unreasonable delays in the permitting process are far too common for aggregates operations. Nancy Haley and Chip Smith from the Corps met in-person at NSSGA’s headquarters with Mark Williams of Luck Companies, Matt Hinck of CalPortland and NSSGA staff. They…

    Posted 10/20/17 at 10:00 AM

  • Apply for a Community Relations Award Today

    Do you work for an aggregates operation that shows exceptional and innovative ideas when it comes to community involvement? Does your facility consistently come up with activities and programs to improve the public’s perception of the aggregates industry? Is your quarry or operation worthy and deserving of recognition? If you answered yes to any of…

    Posted 10/18/17 at 12:52 PM

  • Is Your Drone Program FAA Compliant?

    NSSGA member firm Husch Blackwell will deliver October’s AGG1 Online webinar next week to give operators tips on how to get started with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) program, The ABCs of UAVs (Thursday, Oct. 26, 3-4 p.m. ET). The use of drones has been growing in popularity in construction and aggregates applications — it provides…

    Posted 10/18/17 at 10:01 AM

  • Compact Crushers Introduced to McCloskey’s Product Range

    New compact impact crushers from McCloskey International are the perfect solution for projects with small footprints but big requirements. The new line boasts flexibility as well. Not only can the I34 continue crushing while moving, it can convert to a recirculating impactor in just a few hours. These compact, mobile crushers are suited particularly to construction and demolition recycling, asphalt recycling, and aggregates.

    Posted 10/18/17 at 9:52 AM

  • Advocating for Aggregates at Each Branch of Government

    NSSGA and dozens of member companies advocated for the industry before Congress, the White House and U.S. Supreme Court in one day on Oct. 11, 2017. James Roberts, president and CEO of Granite Construction, spoke at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit on that day. “It is time to address infrastructure…

    Posted 10/11/17 at 4:40 PM

  • Watch Live: NSSGA Member on Capitol Hill on Oct. 11

    Jim Roberts, president and CEO of Granite Construction (NSSGA member) will testify before the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee Subcommittee on Highways and Transit tomorrow, at 10 a.m., Eastern time, Oct. 11, 2017, to share the industry’s perspective on the future of our nation’s highways and transit systems. He is expected to urge Congress to…

    Posted 10/10/17 at 4:13 PM

  • MSHA Nominee Zatezalo Expresses Support for Small Mines Assistance

    Support for a re-launched MSHA effort to deliver compliance assistance to small mines was expressed Wednesday by David Zatezalo, the Trump Administration’s nominee to head the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration. The comments came in a confirmation hearing held by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). In the hearing, Senator…

    Posted 10/6/17 at 5:04 PM