NSSGA is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. Our members are stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them.
The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.
Our vision is a favorable public policy environment that fosters business growth for the aggregates and construction materials industries. We are committed to rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure to ensure America’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness in the 21st century and beyond.
NSSGA’s member companies produce more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States.
NSSGA members fall largely into four membership types:
Producer Members – Companies who produce and/or sell aggregates in the U.S., including internal and external consumption.
Manufacturers & Services Division Members – Companies that manufacture and market equipment or provide services to the aggregates industry.
Industrial Sand Division Members – Companies that mine, process and sell industrial sand.
Pulverized Minerals Division Members – Producers of limestone and other minerals that are ground to 97 percent minus 100 mesh and finer.
Aggregates are the building block that builds towns and cities and the connections in between. The industry is synonymous with infrastructure but more than that.
Aggregates play a crucial role in everything we touch: some may be obvious - roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, water supply, sewers, electrical grids and telecommunications; and some may surprise you - televisions, phones, and other consumer electronics.
Our Economic Impact
The aggregates industry is so much more than a quarry! It is the bedrock of our economy – when the aggregates industry is healthy, the economy is healthy.
Our industry drives American growth and opportunity by:
Producing sales in other industries
Building new infrastructure; and
NSSGA is the aggregates industry’s strongest voice in the nation’s capital.
Members benefit from a professional, experienced staff who represent our members’ and the industry’s interests in Washington. NSSGA offers effective and meaningful opportunities to make aggregates producers’ voices stand out on Capitol Hill.
NSSGA represents the priority positions of our members and the aggregates industry through communications involving earned media, social media and owned media. Our communications staff works with reporters covering our issues in Washington and in the industry trade media to give voice to our positions on priority issues. We also manage our social media outlets to reinforce those positions. And finally, we offer a robust member communications suite to keep our members informed and updated through newsletters, alerts and our bi-monthly magazine.