Tags: Sand and Gravel Association

Wildwood Pit receives OSSGA highest honor

Sep 30, 2014

Wildwood Pit receives OSSGA highest honor

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) has honored Wildwood Pit within the Wildwood Conservation Area in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada with its Bronze Plaque. Only 20 sites in Ontario have ever earned the award since it was established ...

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Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Jul 28, 2014

Aggregates veteran honored by Junior Achievement

Many members of the aggregates industry take community service seriously; a fact underscored earlier this month when Sean McLanahan, CEO and sixth-generation family owner of Hollidaysburg, Pa.-based McLanahan Corp., was awarded the Paul I. Detwiler III Achievement Award from Junior ...

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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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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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Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

Mar 11, 2014

Luck Stone receives NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations award

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on Thursday honored Luck Stone for the company’s efforts to improve operator safety. NIOSH presented Luck Stone with its inaugural Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations for the stone, sand and gravel ...

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MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Mar 06, 2014

MSHA Assistant Secretary of Labor Main updates NSSGA on recent agency actions

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health Joseph A. Main talked with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) board of directors on Wednesday in Las Vegas to update them about recent actions taken by the Mine ...

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Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

Feb 04, 2014

Lehigh Hanson employees receive Safety and Health, Environment leadership awards from NSSGA

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced Tuesday that two Lehigh Hanson employees have received leadership awards in Safety and Health and in Environment. Jon Reedy, Lehigh Hanson’s director of environment, safety and health for the South Region and ...

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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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Fighting errant MSHA enforcement workshop registration now open

Feb 08, 2013

To help producers deal with increased enforcement from the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) will present an Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) workshop from Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 26-28,  at NSSGA headquarters ...

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E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

Dec 13, 2011

E-news exclusive: Is the federal gas tax obsolete?

The 1970s marked the first time Americans rushed in a panic to buy fuel-efficient foreign import automobiles. Long lines at gas stations caused by the 1973 Arab oil embargo ignited a switch from eight-cylinder gas-guzzlers to smaller, less-thirsty vehicles. ...

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AEM’s Slater: ‘Investing in America’s crumbling infrastructure is a national imperative’

May 31, 2011

In a meeting May 25 with senators at the U.S. Capitol, Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), called on Congress to address the urgent need to rebuild America’s infrastructure and to actively pursue innovative ...

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