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Make plans to attend AGG1

Feb 03, 2015

Make plans  to attend AGG1

It’s time to finalize your plans to attend the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which is, once again, co-located with the World of Asphalt. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, through Thursday, March 19, at the Baltimore Convention ...

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Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

Feb 02, 2015

Obama proposes $478B transportation bill; AASHTO, ARTBA, NSSGA react

President Obama has proposed a $478 billion that would pay for the country’s transportation infrastructure over the next six years. Instead of raising the federal gas tax, Obama’s proposal would be paid for with money generated by a one-time tax holiday ...

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NSSGA reveals annual Gold Award winners and Platinum Award qualifiers

Jan 27, 2015

NSSGA reveals annual Gold Award winners and Platinum Award qualifiers

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) has recognized aggregates operations in the United States and Canada that have shown an extraordinary commitment to safety, superior environmental stewardship and community involvement in 2013-2014. The awards announced include the Gold, Silver and ...

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NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

Jan 13, 2015

NSSGA names Safety and Health Professional of the Year

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association has named Louis Griesemer, president of Springfield Underground, as its 2014 James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year.  The award, established nearly 30 years ago, recognizes an individual for substantial contributions and ...

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DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Oct 31, 2014

DOL and industry roundtable convenes to talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

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Sand portrait highlights aggregate industry’s sustainability

Oct 16, 2014

Sand portrait highlights aggregate industry’s sustainability

An aerial perspective of the National Mall offers a slightly different view than normal this month - it includes a 6-acre composite landscape portrait of American men. The portrait is the largest ever commissioned by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery ...

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NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of communications

Jul 31, 2014

NSSGA taps Capitol Hill vet as VP of communications

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) new vice president of communications, Bailey Wood, joins the association with plenty of Capitol Hill cred and ambitious plans to help the association grow both its membership base and its sphere of ...

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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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What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

Jun 17, 2014

What the EPA’s proposed water rule means for you

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that defines what waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. This new rule is likely to affect most operations throughout the U.S. A new definition According to the EPA, the new rule ...

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NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

Jun 13, 2014

NSSGA tells Congress ‘Fix the Highway Trust Fund’

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) gathered with hundreds of transportation advocates on June 11 to urge Congress to address the projected insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Related: It’s time to fix the Highway Trust Fund During Rally ...

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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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How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

May 29, 2014

How one quarry brings focus to environment, community and safety

Environmental conservation, community relations and safety are all important aspects of a successful quarry operation, and San Antonio, Texas-based Beckmann Quarry puts a strong focus on all three. The quarry, a Martin Marietta Materials operation, implements a variety of unique approaches ...

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