Category: DANews

  • Industry Equipment Included in Tariffs

    Machinery used by aggregates operations is on a list of Chinese imports that will be subject to a 25 percent duty beginning July 6, 2018. The United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced a list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes that classified hundreds of goods subject to the increased tariff. The list includes seven entries…

    Posted 6/15/18 at 1:24 PM

  • Water Infrastructure Podcast

    Ports, dams and waterways are critical to American communities and the nation’s economy. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, talks about the Water Resources Development Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 6, 2018, and invests $2.7 billion in our water infrastructure. “A lot of people around the…

    Posted 6/15/18 at 10:26 AM

  • 2015 WOTUS Rule Dealt Another Blow

    NSSGA scored another victory in its fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. On June 8, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia blocked the 2015 rule in 11 states. The rule is now void in 24 states. The judge’s decision that the 2015…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:56 PM

  • NSSGA Extends Awards Deadline

    The deadline to apply for NSSGA’s 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards deadline has been extended to June 30, 2018. Operations have two more weeks to apply for recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship programs. Applicants for Environmental Excellence awards should demonstrate an exemplary use of environmental controls and systems. Operations that receive Gold Awards will be recognized…

    Posted 6/13/18 at 3:48 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Leadership Lessons from NSSGA’s Chairman

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Randy Lake, president of CRH Americas Materials and NSSGA chairman, shares advice on leadership and building a successful career in the aggregates industry. He also discusses the importance of mentors and building a network of peers to career growth. Looking at the news, NSSGA’s government relations staff provide their…

    Posted 5/29/18 at 1:59 PM

  • Be Recognized for Environmental Excellence

      Gurley Quarry, a Vulcan Materials Company operation in Gurley, Ala., received the Platinum Award for Environmental Excellence from NSSGA in 2017. Staff from the quarry helped K-12 grade students from nearby Madison County Elementary School get some fresh air with an outdoor classroom constructed by the company adjacent to the operation. The area features…

    Posted 5/27/18 at 12:00 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Rep. Sam Graves on Infrastructure

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., talks about his commitment to streamlining permits and funding infrastructure improvements. Graves discusses how the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee can help ensure that the Highway Trust Fund remains solvent and prepare for future technology. “We are a country that’s on the move. Everything travels…

    Posted 5/4/18 at 4:42 PM

  • Dodge Machinery Injuries

    Using the best practices in this safety alert can help reduce injuries related to using machinery. These types of injuries were the third most-common ones in the aggregates industry according to the most recent data. The NSSGA-MSHA Alliance has produced several of these alerts available for free to anyone in the industry.   To download…

    Posted 5/4/18 at 2:38 PM

  • NSSGA Environmental & Safety Excellence Awards Now Open

    Starting today, NSSGA members are able to apply for Environmental and Safety Excellence Awards through an online application process located on the NSSGA Awards webpage. Environmental Excellence Awards provide national recognition for member operations that actively use environmental controls and systems to improve and maintain the environment in and around their facilities. Safety Excellence Awards recognize individual…

    Posted 5/2/18 at 4:00 PM

  • Tell Congress It’s Time to Build

    The sixth annual National Infrastructure Week is a time for events, media coverage, education and issue advocacy to elevate infrastructure as a critical issue impacting America’s economy, society, security and future. The week, May 14-21, is the perfect time for the aggregates industry to ask Congress to fund improvements to our surface transportation network, ports,…

    Posted 5/2/18 at 9:41 AM