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NSSGA tightens internal organization for focus, efficiency

Apr 11, 2011

NSSGA tightens internal organization for focus, efficiency

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) continues to tighten its internal organization for focus and efficiency.  Federal regulations, federal legislation and judicial process are now coordinated in one functional department to help enhance the unified voice that is ...

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House approves 7-month extension of SAFETEA-LU

Mar 03, 2011

The House of Representatives voted 421-4 on March 2 to extend until Sept. 30 federal highway and transit programs that are slated to expire on March 4. The bill — the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2011, or H.R. 662 — ...

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Obama’s 2012 budget proposes $556 billion for transportation

Feb 14, 2011

President Obama on Feb. 14 submitted his budget for FY 2012, which includes the Administration’s plans for transportation reauthorization. In the budget, the president proposes a $556 billion six-year proposal to improve the country’s highways, transit, and rail infrastructure and to ...

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Vulcan’s Browning gets NSSGA top safety, health award

Jan 25, 2011

Terry Browning, safety and health manager for Vulcan Materials Company’s Midwest region in Naperville, Ill., has been named the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) 2010 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional by a panel of NSSGA members ...

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NSSGA reveals award winners for Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards

Jan 06, 2011

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced on Jan. 6 the gold, silver, and bronze winners of the organizations Safety, Environmental and Community Relations Excellence Awards. The awards program recognizes aggregates operations throughout the United States and Canada ...

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MSHA ramps up airborne contaminant exposure monitoring

Jan 04, 2011

The  Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has increased its focus on exposure monitoring at metal and nonmetal mines throughout the country "to ensure better worker protection from overexposure to harmful airborne contaminants,” and accordingly, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel ...

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Highway Financing 101 Webinar postponed

Oct 25, 2010

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) NSSGA'S Highway Fnancing 101 Webinar that was originally slated for Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. EDT is being postponed. A new date is TBA. The Webinar will serve as a tutorial on the ...

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Obama reveals $50 billion infrastructure proposal

Sep 07, 2010

In a “Labor Fest” speech in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama revealed plans to spend at least $50 billion throughout the next six years to rebuild 150,000 miles of roads, lay and maintain 4,000 miles of railways, and to restore 150 ...

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‘Contractor Safety’ Webinar set for Sept. 14

Aug 26, 2010

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) will host a Webinar on "Contractor Safety" on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. EDT. The one-hour Webinar will be conducted by Adele Abrams, of The Law Offices of Adele Abrams. Whether it’s issues ...

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House passes second spending bill for fiscal 2011

Aug 02, 2010

The House of Representatives passed the second fiscal 2011spending bill on July 29, mostly along party lines, according to a National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Washington Watch & eDigest report. With a vote of 251-167, legislators ...

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Knife River CEO: ‘A need for real jobs meeting real needs’

Jul 29, 2010

National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Chairman Bill Schneider, president and CEO of Knife River Corp., testified July 27 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the status of the stimulus and impacts on the aggregates industry. Schneider ...

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‘Following Up on an MSHA Inspection’ webinar set for July 20

Jun 29, 2010

Mike Heenan, an attorney at Ogletree & Deakins and a member of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Council of Counsel will present the webinar, "Following Up on an MSHA Inspection," which will outline ways to evaluate and ...

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