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Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

Jun 19, 2014

Senators propose raising gas tax by 12 cents per gallon

With the current highway bill, MAP-21, nearing expiration and the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the main transportation funding source, projected to shortfall in just over two months, the search is on for a new way to fund transportation infrastructure projects. Two ...

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NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

Jun 10, 2014

NSSGA: Protect future operations by giving input on OSHA’s silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is urging industry input on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule on respirable crystalline silica. Related: Three fatal flaws of OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rule NSSGA last week filed with OSHA ...

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$12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill passes in the House

May 20, 2014

$12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill passes in the House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $12.3 billion water infrastructure reauthorization bill on Tuesday, The Hill reports. The conference version of the bill, dubbed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014, would authorize funding for waterway projects, ...

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As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

May 12, 2014

As Infrastructure Week begins, NSSGA President and CEO Mike Johnson calls for action on Highway Trust Fund

Infrastructure Week 2014 kicked off Monday. The event, which takes place May 12-16, focuses on “emerging solutions, innovative approaches, and best practices being developed nationwide to modernize aging infrastructure,” according to the event’s website. It features a series of conferences, roundtables, ...

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MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

May 06, 2014

MSHA Revamps Safety Outreach to Small Producers

Industry training will look dramatically different as the summer aggregate production season approaches full tilt. During a May 5 stakeholder summit held by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Joseph A. Main, assistant secretary of labor for mine safety ...

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NSSGA Chairman on GROW AMERICA Act: ‘It is essential that Congress act now’

Apr 30, 2014

NSSGA Chairman on GROW AMERICA Act: ‘It is essential that Congress act now’

Following the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) announcement that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is sending a long-term highway bill to Congress, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Paul I. Detwiler III said the association welcomes the bill, ...

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Engagement is key in community relations

Apr 14, 2014

Engagement is key in community relations

Grove Stone and Sand Company, a Hedrick Industries operation in Black Mountain, North Carolina, holds a 2013 Star of Excellence and a 2013 Gold Award for Community Relations. Presented in March by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), the ...

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Hise holds the gavel for NSSGA’s M&S Division

Apr 04, 2014

Hise holds the gavel for NSSGA’s M&S Division

Throughout the next year, members of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Manufacturers and Services Division will be led by Jennifer Hise, vice president of Cemco, Inc. Hise takes over from Jeff Sikora, vice president and general manager ...

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NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

Mar 27, 2014

NSSGA’s Pam Whitted testifies to OSHA on potential impacts of proposed crystalline silica rule

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Senior Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Pam Whitted on Thursday testified before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on the agency’s proposed silica rule. OSHA’s analysis for the proposed regulation has ...

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Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to resolve blasting-related conflicts with NSSGA’s latest webinar

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a webinar focused on drilling and blasting this week. Related: McCook Quarry resumes blasting for first time since November earthquake Dubbed “Why Are My Neighbors Complaining About Blasting and What Can I Do ...

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NSSGA honors award winners

Mar 09, 2014

NSSGA honors award winners

At the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Awards Ceremony, the winners of the 2013 grassroots awards were announced. Those winners include the following: Joe Vig, P.E., group president, Astec Industries. Vig was recognized for meeting with numerous members of ...

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NSSGA debuts its new strategic plan

Mar 08, 2014

NSSGA debuts its new strategic plan

During the general session of its annual convention, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced its new strategic plan for the aggregates industry. Released at NSSGA’s Annual Convention, Rocks Build America sets a new course for the organization to ...

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