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2021 Environmental Leadership Award Presented to Lalit Bhatnagar, Lehigh Hanson

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipient of the 2021 Environmental Leadership Award as Lalit Bhatnager (LB), director, Environment, Land and Resource Development, South Region at Lehigh Hanson, Inc. The award was presented during the first morning of NSSGA’s Legislative & Policy Forum in Washington, DC.   

Community Relations Excellence Award Winners Announced

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the recipients of the NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards. The Community Relations Excellence Awards recognizes producers’ achievements through the involvement in their community to enhance the public’s perception of their business, their facility and our industry. NSSGA is recognizing a total of five Gold, eight Silver and 37 Bronze Awards.    

NSSGA Announces Industry Safety Award Recipients

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) today announced the winners of the Safety Excellence Awards and the Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Awards. The Safety Excellence Awards recognize operations that maintain a safe workplace, evidenced by its safety performance over a consecutive period without an MSHA-reportable injury.  The Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Award recognize NSSGA member companies that have the lowest total accident incidence rate for the previous year in their size category. 

Kyle Ressler Receives 2021 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Kyle Ressler, a rising senior at the University of Kentucky, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Scholarship. Awarded by a panel of NSSGA member judges, the scholarship is given annually to a student pursuing a mining-related degree and plans to make a career in the aggregates industry.

NSSGA Welcomes Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

ALEXANDRIA, VA- The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson issued the following statement regarding the advancement of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation in the Senate.

NSSGA Commends DOL on Exclusion of Aggregates in COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs Michele Stanley issued the following statement as the U.S. Department of Labor released its long awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) which targets healthcare and does not cover other workplaces under the jurisdiction of OSHA or MSHA.

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