Jim Nickolas Named New NSSGA Board Chair

NASHVILLE – Jim Nickolas, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Martin Marietta, will be the next chair of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Outgoing Chair Seth Hankowski, All States Materials Group, handed off the gavel during a ceremony at the 2024 NSSGA Annual Convention. A video introducing Nickolas and showcasing the aggregates industry’s critical impact was also featured.


Manufacturing & Services Division Chair Passes the Gavel - 2023 M&S Chair Charlie Johnson Presents Gavel to Mark Krause During M&S Dinner

NASHVILLE – On the opening night of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2024 Annual Convention, the Manufacturing & Services (M&S) Division announced their 2024 Executive Committee Chair at their annual dinner. Outgoing Chair Charlie Johnson of DSC Dredge LLC handed off the gavel to Mark Krause of McLanahan Corporation. Tom Suess of Komatsu was named Vice Chair. 


Letter to Speaker Johnson on The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024

On behalf of the members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I write in support of The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024. This important legislation funds federal agencies and programs that are critical to the aggregates industry and the continued development of our communities. We urge Congress to move to swiftly pass this legislation and keep our government open.

Letter to Reps. Finstad, Caraveo and Moran on the Prove It Act

I am writing on behalf of the over 400 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), to express our strong support for the bipartisan Prove It Act that you recently introduced. The aggregates industry, like many others, has faced considerable challenges due to the increasing complexity and scope of federal regulations. These regulations often impose substantial direct and indirect costs on small businesses, which unlike larger entities, lack the resources to navigate these regulatory burdens effectively.

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Moshe Marvit's Nomination for the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

On behalf of the 450 members of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), I write to express our strong opposition of Moshe Marvit’s nomination for the open seat on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission. Having failed to be approved for this seat twice previously, and with a biased track record against industry operators, we do not believe Mr. Marvit is fit to serve in this position.

Letter to House Small Business Committee Ahead of Burdensome Regulations Hearing

Thank you for drawing attention to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulatory burdens faced by small businesses like the aggregates industry. NSSGA represents the aggregates and industrial sand industry of our country, with over 9,000 facilities and more than 100,000 employees in highpaying jobs. This industry procures 2.5 billion tons of aggregates annually, which are crucial in sustaining our lifestyle and constructing our nation's infrastructure and communities.

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