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MSHA Delays Exams Rule as NSSGA Takes Fight to Court

NSSGA learned that MSHA will announce a 60 day extension on the effective date of the workplace exams rule. Originally slated to be implemented in the end of May, it will now go into effect July 24. NSSGA is not waiting for MSHA to amend the flawed rule on their own. The association led a…

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Posted 3/24/17 at 4:18 PM

NSSGA to Congress: Over-Regulation Crushing to Aggregates Industry

Ward Nye, Martin Marietta chairman, CEO and president explained to members of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about the importance of aggregates for infrastructure projects and the negative impact of excessive regulation on efforts to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “If this country can find a way to invest in [infrastructure],…

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Posted 3/21/17 at 5:21 PM

Martin Marietta CEO to Testify on Behalf of NSSGA on Capitol Hill Tomorrow

Ward Nye, chairman, president and CEO of Martin Marietta, will look to discuss with members of Congress about the important role that the aggregates industry plays in building this country’s infrastructure and the chilling impact of excessive regulation during a hearing tomorrow. Nye will testify on behalf of NSSGA before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on…

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Posted 3/20/17 at 2:28 PM

Congress will Have Final Say on Trump’s Proposed Transportation Budget

Yesterday, President Trump sent his budget to Congress, a “wish list” that reflects his vision for federal discretionary spending.  This kicks off the fiscal year 2018 Congressional appropriations season, and the process by which members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ultimately set the funding levels for these programs. The President’s  suggested cuts include $2.4 billion to the U.S. Department of Transportation…

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Posted 3/17/17 at 1:05 PM

It’s a Literal Rock Band

Digital and mechanical technologies artist Neil Mendoza has amazingly turned inanimate rocks into a literal rock band. Watch the video of this remarkable musical xylophone playing “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles. Electro-mechanical devices pop rocks against pieces of marble and aluminum to play specific notes as strips of fake leather hit larger stones…

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Posted 3/14/17 at 2:00 PM

Civil Engineers Give America a D+

Our country’s infrastructure received a nearly-failing D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The report card was released as the aggregates and construction industries gathered in Las Vegas for the 2017 NSSGA Annual Convention and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. “This has to be a wake-up call for Congress. Our families and friends are using dangerously old…

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Posted 3/10/17 at 5:30 PM

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The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is the leading voice and advocate for the aggregates industry. We advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.

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