Category: Industry News

  • Know Before You Go!

    NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum is next week, and hundreds of people from aggregates operations all over the country will meet with their members of Congress. Need more info about what to say during Hill Day? Explore these talking points so you will be prepared for your visits: Rocks Build America’s Future NSSGA represents the…

    Posted 9/20/18 at 1:11 PM

  • Remembering Bill Ford

    It is with great sadness that NSSGA shares the news that William “Bill” Ford’s passed away on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, due to complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. Ford joined the National Stone Association in 1990 and served as NSSGA’s senior vice president by his retirement in 2011. He is remembered by colleagues as a true…

    Posted 9/18/18 at 4:36 PM

  • NSSGA Supports Endangered Species Act Improvements

    On Sept. 13, NSSGA submitted comments on behalf of the aggregates industry in support of three EPA proposals that should modernize the implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and improve its efficiency and effectiveness. NSSGA commented in support of clarifying numerous definitional changes, using economic studies in rulemaking, and following the same criteria when…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 5:12 PM

  • Acting EPA Chief Joins Speaker Lineup

    Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator, will speak at NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., to discuss regulatory reform and other EPA priorities. Wheeler joins a lineup of lawmakers and officials who will provide insight into Congress, the Trump administration and infrastructure investment. House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter…

    Posted 9/13/18 at 1:30 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Axios’ Bill Bishop on China’s Infrastructure Boom

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Axios reporter Bill Bishop discusses Chinese infrastructure plans with Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, and host Patrick Dunne. Most recently, Bishop wrote about China’s plans to create a megacity with Hong Kong and Macau by uniting them with new roads and bridges, similar to sprawling mega-cities like…

    Posted 9/11/18 at 5:07 PM

  • Congress Looks at Innovation in Surface Transportation

    The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Highways and Transit heard from transportation industry representatives during a Sept. 5 hearing about new and exciting developments related to autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, intelligent transportation systems and mobility on demand technologies. “The population and amount of freight moving through our nation are projected to increase significantly in…

    Posted 9/6/18 at 2:41 PM

  • Environmental Excellence in the Aggregates Industry

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 31, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards. “We are glad to recognize operations from around the country that go above and beyond to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable environmental practices,” said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “These…

    Posted 8/31/18 at 10:01 AM

  • Celebrating Safety at Operations

    ALEXANDRIA, VA., Aug. 31, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today proudly announced the recipients of the 2018 Safety Excellence and Sterling Safety Awards. “Ensuring that each employee can go home safely at the end of each shift is the top priority for NSSGA member companies. As a result of that commitment,…

    Posted 8/31/18 at 10:00 AM

  • Recognizing an Infrastructure Champion

    The NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum brings the aggregates industry to Capitol Hill. The goal is to advocate for infrastructure investment that provides for a brighter future for communities across the country as well as the nation’s transportation system and economy. Yet one person has been championing that effort for his tenure in Congress. NSSGA…

    Posted 8/22/18 at 11:30 AM

  • Delay of the 2015 WOTUS Rule Lifted

    On Aug. 16, the U.S. District Court in South Carolina issued a summary judgment against the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) two-year delay of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule, reinstating the rule in all but the states listed below due to earlier judicial stays. NSSGA and other industries, states, and other coalitions are appealing…

    Posted 8/16/18 at 4:48 PM