National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) members Vulcan Materials and CRH Americas joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao in Georgia at an event planned by the Georgia Transportation Alliance (GTA) to celebrate a $184 million grant that will go toward construction along Interstate 284.
“We were honored to have Secretary Chao at this event. It’s critical for aggregates operators to engage with lawmakers at every level of government,” said Jeff Wansley, executive director of the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA).
With Congress’ annual August recess quickly approaching, now is the time to plan to bring representatives and officials to your operations for a tour. Meeting lawmakers in a quarry provides a unique opportunity to educate members of Congress about the aggregates industry.
Members of Congress can see the good-paying jobs our industry offers and learn about how quarries produce the building blocks of the community and local infrastructure. Tours also provide a way for quarry staff and managers to build a relationship with their local member of Congress and their staff, NSSGA said.