Category: Industry News

  • Leadership Lessons with Ted Baker

    In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Ted Baker, president and CEO of Blue Water Industries, shares his thoughts on discipline and leadership. He says one of the best ways to build new skills is to intentionally put yourself into unfamiliar situations. “The more you can get comfortable with being uncomfortable, that’s a huge part of…

    Posted 7/18/18 at 4:48 PM

  • Recognize Your Peers for Excellence

    Recognize outstanding environmental programs as a judge for NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence. People who evaluate 25 or more applications for Environmental Excellence awards will be entered into a drawing for three $50 gift cards. NSSGA’s annual Awards of Excellence highlights the industry’s extraordinary dedication and commitment to environmental stewardship, safety and community relations. These…

    Posted 7/18/18 at 11:53 AM

  • Chao Visits NSSGA Members in Georgia

    Recently, NSSGA members Vulcan Materials Company and CRH Americas Materials joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in Georgia at an event planned by the Georgia Transportation Alliance (GTA) to celebrate a $184 million grant that will go towards construction along Interstate 284.  “We were honored to have Secretary Chao at this event. It’s critical…

    Posted 7/17/18 at 3:38 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: Big Work for Small Producers

    Small companies are the backbone of the American economy, and it’s no different in the aggregates industry. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, John and Clay Albright, of Caldwell Stone Co., share their tips for managing a small, family-owned quarry in Danville, Ky. They also talk about getting generations of Albrights interested in the family…

    Posted 7/2/18 at 4:31 PM

  • Nominate Safety & Health Leaders for Awards

    Mark Rock, senior vice president of risk management for CalPortland, received the 2017 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year Award, based on a career of advancing a culture of safety and health. If you know of a great leader who is committed to safe and healthy practices please click here or email…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 3:27 PM

  • NIOSH to Recognize Safety, Health and Tech Innovations

    The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will recognize aggregates operations for safety innovations. Operations that use technology to improve their equipment, programs and systems can apply for NIOSH Safety and Health Technology Innovations Awards. In September 2017, Granite Mountain Quarries and Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company received the award for the…

    Posted 6/26/18 at 2:51 PM

  • NSSGA’s 2018 Photo Contest Now Open

    NSSGA is now accepting inspiring photos from NSSGA members for its 2018 Photo Contest. One photo will be chosen for the cover of an upcoming edition of the Stone, Sand and Gravel Review and NSSGA will gladly recognize the person and company that submitted the top photo. Three other entries will receive cash prizes. To…

    Posted 6/25/18 at 9:22 AM

  • 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

  • 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 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