Awards and Recognition

Apply Today for NSSGA’s Awards of Excellence

NSSGA will present the Community Relations, Environmental and Safety Excellence Awards during NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum, Nov. 18-20, 2019. 

Shifting NSSGA’s Awards of Excellence presentation to the Fall meeting allows aggregates operations to show the value of their operation to members of Congress, and even have the awards presented by their elected officials. Entries will be accepted from March 15 through May17, giving applicants more time than ever before to apply for any of NSSGA’s Awards of Excellence.

Save $100 and apply before April 15 for the early bird discount.  

Apply for Community Relations Awards

Apply for Environmental Awards

Apply for Safety Awards

Environment Awards

The Environmental Excellence Award provides national recognition for operations who actively demonstrate a commitment to the exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. The Environmental Leadership award recognizes an individual for outstanding commitment to environmental practices.

Community Relations Awards

Community Relations Excellence Awards recognize producers whose community involvement and support activities enhance the public’s perception of the aggregates industry and the individual producer’s operation.

Safety and Health Awards

The Safety Excellence Awards recognize operations that maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period of time without an MSHA-reportable injury.

National Stars of Excellence

The National Stars of Excellence award is presented to an operation with multiple Gold Awards in Safety, Community Relations or Envionmental Excellence within five years.

Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award

In February of 1997, the aggregates industry lost a longtime friend with the passing of Barry K. Wendt of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Known for his outgoing, friendly disposition and spirited nature, he was a great friend and champion to the industry. He often gave of his own personal time to solve industry problems. Barry tirelessly…

Mark S. Walsh Award

The Mark S. Walsh Award Mark S. Walsh was comptroller of NSA producer member Rein, Shultz and Dahl of Illinois and an active member of the Young Leaders (YL) Steering Committee. He was an energetic and enthusiastic supporter of the mission, purpose and activities of the YL. In the two years that Mark served on…

If you need any assistance with awards or would like more information please contact Evan Johnson at

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