Category: Podcast

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  • 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

  • Podcast: Face to Face with Congress

    Members of Congress work for the people of their home districts, and they listen to constituents when it comes to choosing legislation to support. When these elected officials understand the value of quarries – located in nearly every congressional district – then they can get behind bills that protect and grow the aggregates industry. In…

    Posted 8/3/18 at 5:08 PM

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NSSGA Podcast: Omnibus Bill and MSHA’s Small Mines Office

    Where did MSHA’s Office of Small Mines go? Established in 2003, the office offered compliance assistance to operators – particularly small quarries – prior to inspections. The office, which was independent of the inspectorate, was folded into the agency’s field services arm in recent years and is hard to find now. “All it tried to do … was…

    Posted 4/17/18 at 3:44 PM

  • NSSGA Podcast: The Latest on Tax Reform

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping rewrite of the tax code today. As the U.S. Senate continues to craft its own tax reform bill, Laura O’Neill-Kaumo, NSSGA senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs, discussed what’s at stake for the aggregates industry with Patrick Dunne, NSSGA communications director.

    Posted 11/16/17 at 1:39 PM