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  • Infrastructure Funding in the News

    Now that the government is expected to reopen, how soon until Congress and the administration focus on an infrastructure bill? According to Reuters, discussions on such a bill are already underway in the White House. Reuters recently reported that 20 administration members and advisers met to discuss an infrastructure plan, initial details of which could be…

    Posted 1/27/19 at 11:20 AM

  • Podcast: Rewriting WOTUS

    For decades, uncertainty surrounding the scope of federal authority over “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) has resulted in regulatory uncertainty. Litigation over the broad and overreaching 2015 WOTUS rule has added to the confusion. The EPA and Army Corps recently proposed a new clean water rule that would provide clarity over federal jurisdiction. In this…

    Posted 1/16/19 at 5:15 PM

  • 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

  • Recognizing the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Inductees

    Four industry leaders have been announced to be inducted into the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. The newly inducted members include: George Sidney, president and COO of McLanahan Corporation; Gene Fisher, founder of Fisher Industries; Manfred Freissle, founder of Polydeck Screen Corporation; and Washington Samuel Tyler, founder of W.S. Tyler (now Haver & Boecker…

    Posted 12/20/18 at 2:49 PM

  • Yzenas Receives Prestigious Prevost Hubbard Award

    John Yzenas, Edward C. Levy Company technical services director, received the 2018 Prevost Hubbard Award at the ASTM International Conference on Dec. 6 in Washington, D.C. The award, presented annually, honors a member or former member of Committee D04 on Road and Paving Materials who has performed outstanding work in the committee and in the…

    Posted 12/18/18 at 1:18 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

  • WOTUS Replacement Rule Formally Proposed

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its long-awaited proposed rule to replace the deeply flawed 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). The comment period does not start until its publication in the federal register but is expected to be at least 60 days. “We are pleased that EPA listened as NSSGA advocated…

    Posted 12/11/18 at 11:41 AM

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