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  • 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

  • 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

  • Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Passes House

    NSSGA welcomed the passage of the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) by a bipartisan vote of 408-2 on June 6, 2018. This critical legislation invests $2.7 billion dollars in America’s ports, dams, locks and other key water infrastructure projects. Passage of this bill is a necessary step in multimodal infrastructure investment…

    Posted 6/7/18 at 8:14 AM

  • Get Involved With NSSGA’s Young Leaders

    The NSSGA Young Leaders Steering Committee is seeking applicants by May 31 for several vacancies for the 2018-2019 committee term. “Serving on the Young Leaders Steering Committee is a great opportunity for individuals to help advance the group’s mission, grow their own leadership skills and give back to the industry,” said Aaron Ozinga, Young Leaders…

    Posted 5/16/18 at 5:29 PM

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