GCAA spends summer advocating for the aggregate industry, hosting lawmakers

Kerry Clines

September 8, 2016

Rep. Hice tours Vulcan's Norcross Quarry.
Rep. Hice tours Vulcan’s Norcross Quarry.

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports that the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) spent the summer advocating for the industry and bringing lawmakers to local operations. The GCAA recently hosted Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) on a tour of Vulcan Materials’ Norcross Quarry. Rep. Hice did not support the FAST Act surface transportation reauthorization in December 2015, so during a roundtable luncheon, he was encouraged to look for ways to support long-term highway funding.

“We really appreciated the chance to sit down with Rep. Hice and talk with him about the benefits of investing in Georgia’s infrastructure,” Jeff Wansley, GCAA executive director, says in an NSSGA press release.

Republican lawmakers Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and state Sen. Brandon Beach recently toured the Argos Ready Mix Plant in Cumming, Ga., during an event organized by GCAA member company Bluegrass Materials and the Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association. In June 2016, the GCAA cohosted an event with several member companies to honor Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and was an advocate of the FAST Act.

The NSSGA wants to make it easy for any operation to host their elected officials. Learn how you can easily create a quarry tour at www.aggregatesinaction.org.

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