ROCKtober 2022


NSSGA invites you to join us in making October into ROCKtober. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing resources and information about the aggregates industry. We’ll take you from the quarry and operations, to aggregates and industrial sand uses in infrastructure, to reclamation efforts. Read below for the resources offered, and how you can engage with ROCKtober. NSSGA members should check your inboxes every week for communications from NSSGA that will feature our resources to celebrate "ROCKtober 2022."



  • Week 1: Aggregates at the Quarry
  • Week 2: Aggregates Across the U.S.
  • Week 3: Aggregates at Work in Infrastructure
  • Week 4: Aggregates in the Future


Lifecycle of a quarry

Lifecycle of Aggregates and A Quarry Brochure

Download the Lifecycle of Aggregates and A Quarry brochure. This brochure shows step-by-step the process of mining aggregates along with a quarry's various lifecycle stages. From extraction to crushing into smaller materials, to the product use in infrastructure and quarry reclamation. 

View Online | Download and Print (legal size paper)


Aggregates and America's infrastructure

Aggregates in America's Infrastructure one-pager

This one-pager illustrates products used in various infrastructure, from waterlines and wind turbines to airports and neighborhoods. The document includes the amounts of aggregates required for these infrastructure projects and showcases how aggregates are the building blocks of infrastructure, from residential, commercial and industrial construction. 

Worker safety

NSSGA Worker Safety video

NSSGA and our member companies are committed to protecting the safety and health of their most precious resource: their workers. Aggregate producers go to great lengths, frequently above and beyond current regulations and laws, to provide safe and healthy work environments.

Small producer

NSSGA Small Producer Membership Value video

NSSGA has producer members of all sizes from large, medium to small. NSSGA’s 2022 Board Chair Karen Hubacz share her story of growing up and now being the CEO of a small family business.

Rocks build america

NSSGA Rocks Build America video

This video shows how aggregates materials are vital parts of infrastructure and public works projects. The sand, stone and gravel that NSSGA member companies produce are vital building blocks of our nation's economy. 

Data by state

Data by State webpage

This webpage lists state-specific data  for all 50 states related to the aggregates industry. Click to drop down your state and find information on the aggregates industry jobs, number of mines, amount of material produced, and miles of public road. 

Review archive

Visit the REVIEW Magazine Archive

Look through the REVIEW Magazine Archive for article issues to amplify during ROCKtober. There are articles that range in topics from IIJA to reclamation, from community relations initiatives to NSSGA events. Have an idea for a REVIEW magazine article? Contact the NSSGA Comms Team at

Get Involved

Photo contest

Aggregates Industry Photo Contest

Submit your best photo of modernized infrastructure or utilized product for a chance to be named the ROCKtober 2022 Aggregates Industry Photo of the Year. Winning photos will be highlighted at the NSSGA Annual Convention and featured in the NSSGA magazine, social media and future communications materials.


Click here to see the winning photos

Take action

Send a Grassroots Letter

Take a moment to send your Representative a grassroots letter. Encourage them to cosponsor the Mining Schools Act of 2022 and to protect future infrastructure spending. 

Get involved on SM

Engage on Social Media

Engage with us on social media during ROCKtober. Use the shareable graphics below in your own social media activity to educate your followers on the important work of the aggregates industry.  Also, like and share NSSGA posts. Use the hashtag #RocksBuildAmerica and #ROCKtober2022.


Week 1: Aggregates at the Quarry

Week 1 - aggregates
Week 1 - safety

Week 2: Aggregates Across the U.S.

Week 2 - economy
Week 2 - states

Week 3: Aggregates at Work in Infrastructure

Week 3 - aggregates uses
Week 3 - highways

Week 4: Aggregates in the Future

Week 4 - reclamation
Week 4 - sustainability