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  • Top Five Reasons to Attend Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo  

    NSSGA’s Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo is just a few weeks away. There is still time to register for the aggregates industry’s premier business and networking meeting and the record-breaking expo and education event. Looking for reasons to go this year? Check out our top reasons to join the industry in Indy next…

    Posted 1/10/19 at 2:24 PM

  • Important Awards Updates for NSSGA Members

    Barry K. Wendt Award Nominations Submission Deadline Approaching Submit your nomination for the 2019 Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award by Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, for your outstanding peer, colleague, friend or mentor to be considered for the aggregates industry’s most prestigious award. The Barry K. Wendt Commitment Award is presented annually to an industry member…

    Posted 1/3/19 at 2:01 PM

  • CEMEX’s Quarry Quest Supports Local Boy Scouts

    Nearly 350 runners and walkers took part in CEMEX USA’s first-ever Quarry Quest 5k race on Dec. 8 at its FEC Quarry in Miami. The race raised $10,000 in support of nearly 38,000 South Florida Boy Scouts and followed a course through the quarry. Participants saw large equipment used in the operation along the racecourse…

    Posted 12/18/18 at 1:15 PM

  • NSSGA Announces Creation of New Industrial Sand Division

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Dec. 14, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced an agreement with the National Industrial Sand Association to create a new Industrial Sand Division (ISD) of NSSGA.  Members of NISA will form the nucleus of NSSGA’s Industrial Sand Division. “NSSGA members have long known the value of coming…

    Posted 12/14/18 at 11:41 AM

  • NSSGA Podcast: There’s a New Congress in Town

    At the start of the 116th Congress next year, the aggregates industry has an opportunity to build strong relationships with both new and returning members of Congress. In this episode of NSSGA’s podcast, Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO, highlights the importance of reaching out to new members as they begin their work in…

    Posted 12/13/18 at 11:46 AM

  • NSSGA Taps Communications Veteran Chuck Fuqua

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, Nov. 13, 2018 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced it has hired Chuck Fuqua as its vice president of communications. Fuqua brings over two decades of experience in communications while working in government, politics and trade associations. At NSSGA, Fuqua will be charged with leading communications efforts to…

    Posted 11/13/18 at 3:25 PM

  • What a Democratic House Means for the Aggregates Industry

    The results of the midterm elections are in, and significant changes are coming to Congress, especially to the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee.  After a record number of voters turned out for the 2018 midterm election, and with 20 races still undecided as of the morning of Nov. 7, Democratic candidates won a majority…

    Posted 11/7/18 at 7:48 AM

  • Workplace Exams Enforcement Begins Oct. 1

    On Oct. 1, 2018, MSHA will begin actively enforcing the new requirements under the Workplace Examinations Rule that technically went into effect on June 2, 2018. Some key differences between the old rule and the new rule can be found on a chart posted on MSHAs website. They include, Conducting exams at least once each…

    Posted 9/29/18 at 10:02 AM

  • NSSGA Tells Congress: Infrastructure Now

    Hundreds of NSSGA Legislative & Policy Forum attendees asked their senators and representatives to support infrastructure funding, reduce delays for permits and reform overly burdensome regulations. The event brought the aggregates industry together in Washington, D.C., to advocate for better infrastructure.     Members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus, co-chair Tom Reed, R-N.Y.,…

    Posted 9/27/18 at 5:09 PM

  • Acting EPA Head Welcomes NSSGA to DC

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler welcomed the aggregates industry to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 25 during NSSGA’s Legislative and Policy Forum. Wheeler provided updates on regulatory reform and other EPA priorities, including improving the permitting process, cost-benefit analysis and transparency in regulatory science. “Sound science must be the foundation of everything we do…

    Posted 9/26/18 at 9:00 AM

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