Category: DANews

  • President Announces Infrastructure Principles

    The White House unveiled four basic principles of an infrastructure investment bill today, Feb. 12, and charged Congress with making a deal on the details. The president’s draft plan allocates $200 billion of federal funds over a decade as seed money for states, local governments and the private sector to leverage for a total investment…

    Posted 2/12/18 at 1:58 PM

  • NSSGA CEO Tapped for U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute of Organization Management Board

    Michael W. Johnson, IOM, NSSGA president and CEO, was appointed to the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management (IOM) National Board of Trustees. In this role, Johnson will directly shape the Institute’s strategic direction and further its mission to provide professional development programs for association, chamber and nonprofit professionals. “Our National Board of Trustees…

    Posted 2/9/18 at 3:50 PM

  • Bipartisan Budget Deal Includes $20 Billion in Infrastructure Spending

    Senate leaders reportedly reached a bipartisan budget deal on Feb. 7, that includes $20 billion for infrastructure investments and $89 billion in hurricane and wildfire relief. After a brief, five-hour government shutdown, Congress passed the deal early Friday, Feb. 9. It was signed by President Trump shortly after. According to congressional leaders, the infrastructure funds…

    Posted 2/8/18 at 4:51 PM

  • Zatezalo Wants MSHA to Represent All Operations

    MSHA Administrator David Zatezalo outlined priorities for the agency during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on Feb. 6. “Safety remains a major priority for this committee,” said Chairman Bradley Byrne, R-Ala. “We ask so much of these hardworking Americans, and vital policies are in place to provide them with the safest environment possible.” Zatezalo addressed…

    Posted 2/7/18 at 11:26 AM

  • EPA Officially Delays WOTUS

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) delayed implementation of the controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule until 2020. “The 2015 WOTUS rule developed by the Obama administration will not be applicable for the next two years, while we work through the process of providing long-term regulatory certainty across…

    Posted 2/1/18 at 10:18 AM

  • NSSGA Recognizes Excellence in Community Relations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Jan. 30, 2018 — The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of NSSGA’s Excellence in Community Relations Excellence Awards today. “We congratulate all of the Excellence in Community Relations award winners for involving their communities in their operations and helping their neighbors understand the impact of local operations and the…

    Posted 1/30/18 at 3:40 PM

  • Free Webinar for NSSGA Members

    NSSGA’s popular AGG1 Online webinar program will begin its 2018 series on Jan. 30 with Getting Same-Day Silica Sample Results: NIOSH Advanced Exposure Assessment Tools, offered free of charge for NSSGA members. All employees of NSSGA member companies, both producers and manufacturers and service providers, can take advantage of this free professional development opportunity. The…

    Posted 1/25/18 at 3:24 PM

  • Supreme Court Sides with NSSGA on WOTUS Rule

    The U.S. Supreme Court sided with NSSGA on an important challenge to the 2015 “Waters of the United States” Rule (WOTUS) rule. The court issued a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the decision that challenges to WOTUS must be filed in federal district courts. NSSGA and a coalition of members have argued…

    Posted 1/22/18 at 8:12 PM

  • Register Now to Save & Attend Largest Ever AGG1 Show

    NSSGA’s AGG1 Academy & Expo has hit a record size this year, offering attendees more than 51,840 net square feet of exhibits and a broader range of equipment, products and services than ever before. Plus, there are also over 60 learning sessions covering the basics of producing aggregates to management techniques for seasoned professionals.  There is…

    Posted 1/19/18 at 4:06 PM

  • Making the Case for Infrastructure Investment

    Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, spoke at a press conference during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s America’s Infrastructure: Time to Modernize event. Johnson stressed the need for immediate and sustained infrastructure investments. “The time is now. We are critically behind in funding the projects that we need in this country,” he said. “Anything of…

    Posted 1/18/18 at 2:53 PM