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National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

May 14, 2013

National Transportation Week should positively boost global competitiveness, NSSGA says

This year’s National Transportation Week (NTW), which runs from May 14 until May 18, focuses on transportation’s effects on globalization, according to our sister site, Better Roads. The 2013 NTW theme is “Transportation - The World is Right Next Door.” The National ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

Apr 24, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals ruling allows EPA to revoke existing permits

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court issued a ruling in Mingo Logan Coal Company v. EPA on April 23 that allows the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to revoke existing permits. The National Stone, Sand & ...

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Obama budget slashes safety investments

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget slashes safety investments

The FY2014 budget released by the Obama Administration on April 10 increases across-the-board spending by 2 percent, but cuts Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) programs critical to enhancing the safety of aggregates workers. According to a report from the National ...

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Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 from NSSGA

Apr 11, 2013

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) is hosting a Facebook-based contest through April 30 to give fans an opportunity to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2. To enter, visit NSSGA’s Facebook page and click the “like” button at the ...

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Safety hits all-time high in 2012

Apr 09, 2013

Safety hits all-time high in 2012

According to data released by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), 2012 had the lowest fatality rate in the history of U.S. mining, with 0.0107 deaths per 200,000 hours worked and a reportable injury rate of 2.56 per 200,000 ...

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NSSGA elects Ward Nye as Chairman of the Board

Mar 27, 2013

NSSGA elects Ward Nye as Chairman of the Board

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association elected C. Howard (Ward) Nye,  president and CEO of Martin Marietta Materials in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the 2013-2014 Chairman of the Board of the NSSGA during the association’s Board of Directors’ meeting ...

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Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Mar 27, 2013

Legistators introduce new mine safety bill to House

Representatives Nick J. Rahall and George Miller have introduced the Robert C. Byrd Mine Safety Protection Act of 2013 (H.R. 1373) to the House, NSSGA reported. The legislation, intended to increase efforts to protect miners' health and safety, builds on an ...

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Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

Mar 21, 2013

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye says building bridges is key to success

During the closing session of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual meeting, CalPortland's Ron Summers passed the gavel to Ward Nye, president of Martin Marietta Materials, as incoming 2013 chairman of the NSSGA. The rest of the newly ...

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NCAA’s Jay Stem named 2012 state executive of the year

Mar 20, 2013

At the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association's (NSSGA) annual honors awards, Jay Stem, executive director of the North Carolina Aggregates Association (NCAA), was recognized as the 2012 State Aggregates Executive of the Year. The proclamation accompanying the award noted that ...

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Three operations recognized for exceptional performance

Mar 19, 2013

Three aggregate sites received the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) highest operational honor — the Star of Excellence Award. To receive the award, a site must have received at least two of the association’s top awards for community ...

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Grassroots advocates recognized at awards ceremony

Mar 18, 2013

Three individuals were recognized for their advocacy efforts at the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Honors Award Ceremony. “Growing Forward,” a grassroots recognition program, recognizes association member participation on issues such as transportation reauthorization and other legislative initiatives ...

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Zelnak named winner of Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

Mar 13, 2013

Zelnak named winner of Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr.,  as the recipient of the 16th annual Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award for his dedication to the construction aggregates industry, his family and his community. Zelnak is chairman ...

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