News Release
| September 27, 2023

NSSGA Presents Rep. Balderson with ROCK Star Award

WASHINGTON – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) awarded Congressman Troy Balderson (OH) with its ROCK Star Award during the last day at the annual Legislative & Policy Forum (LPF).


“We applaud Congressman Balderson and his staff for their dedication and work to ensure our industry is able to supply the essential materials needed to modernize our aging infrastructure systems,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “Congressman Balderson has been a staunch champion of our industry, and I am proud recognize his stalwart support with our ROCK Star Award.”


Since arriving in Congress, Rep. Balderson has a proven track record of advancing policies that help the aggregates industry to move materials to projects and build our communities. During the 117th Congress, as a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee member, Rep. Balderson helped to lead the successful passage of the ROCKS Act legislation, which was finally included in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and signed into law in 2021. Now, serving on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Balderson stands with the aggregates industry to push back on harmful new regulations and red tape.


“I am grateful to receive the ROCKSTAR award by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. During my time in Congress, I have been able to tour quarries, see the production of aggregates first-hand, and meet the incredible people responsible for producing our nation’s essential building materials,” said Congressman Troy Balderson. “Ohio’s 12th Congressional District and the surrounding areas continue to grow at a record pace, and I am thankful for each of the hardworking individuals in the industry who make it possible. In Washington, I am proud to be a voice of support for the industry, and I will continue to support policies that will help America build.”


The ROCK Star awards are given annually to Members of Congress that go above and beyond for the aggregates industry. For more news on the Legislative & Policy Forum please visit

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