Single-Family Housing Starts Rise; Permits Mixed

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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NSSGA Presents James M. Christie Safety Award to Robin Markussen

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The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) named Robin Markussen, director of Occupational Health & Systems at Lehigh Hanson, as the winner of the 2020 James M. Christie Safety & Health Professional of the Year. Markussen has been a valued member of the NSSGA Safety and Health Committee and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

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NSSGA Names Community Relations Excellence Award Winners

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the Community Relations Excellence Awards. The Community Relations Excellence Awards recognizes producers’ achievements in enhancing the public’s perception of the industry and the individual producer’s operation through their community involvement. 

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Legislative Update

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Sept. 22, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) continued its virtual Legislative & Policy Forum with a series of networking discussions. Nile Elam, NSSGA director of legislative affairs, was the lead on a discussion of infrastructure policy. He broke the news that Congressional leaders unveiled a Continuing Resolution for FY2021, which includes a one-year extension of current surface transportation authorization…

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One-Year Surface Transportation Extension Included in CR

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) released the following statements after Congressional leaders unveiled a Continuing Resolution (CR) for FY2021, which includes a one-year extension of current surface transportation authorization funding levels:

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AED Hits Road to Showcase Need for Infrastructure Legislation

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Last week, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) leadership embarked on a 10-day, multi-city bus tour to visit equipment dealers across the Midwest, Great Plains, Rocky Mountains and the West. The purpose of the “Driving for Dealers” bus tour is to highlight the critical need for federal infrastructure legislation. The tour kicked off on Sept. 16 with stops in Illinois and St.…

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