NSSGA Convention Continues

March 8, 2021 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) continued its annual convention this week in virtual format. NSSGA Board Chairman Darin Matson, president and chief executive officer at Rogers Group Inc., welcomed attendees. Jim Nantz, nationally renowned sports broadcaster at CBS, delivered the keynote address, while other sessions included a CEO Roundtable with Mark Helm president and CEO at Dolese;…

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Buttigieg Touts Road Usage Fees

March 3, 2021 – Restoring the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) must occur in a way that is “sustainable, predictable, defensible and affordable” with “some sort of road usage levy necessary” on all vehicles in the future, according to Pete Buttigieg, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Speaking at the virtual 2021 American Association of State Highway and…

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NSSGA Convention Goes Virtual This Week

March 2, 2021 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) 2021 Annual Convention is being held via a digital platform this year, providing an opportunity for its members to participate from wherever they work or reside. Originally scheduled for March 2021 in Atlanta, NSSGA worked with representatives across its leadership, membership and stakeholders to make the decision to conduct its annual meeting digitally,…

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Wake Stone Fights Hunger

March 1, 2021 – Kudos to Wake Stone Corp. for its donation in the amount of $5,000 to support the Food Bank of the Albemarle’s hunger-relief efforts in North Carolina. Quoted in OBX Today, Liz Reasoner, executive director, said the Food Bank of the Albemarle “is proud to include Wake Stone in the fight against hunger in northeastern North Carolina. We look forward to a continued…

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Summit by Region

Feb. 26, 2021 – Summit Materials, in its quarterly report, detailed the performance of its past quarter and year, by region. The West Segment reported operating income of $176.5 million in 2020, compared to $109.2 million in 2019, due to higher revenue from all lines of business. Aggregates revenue in 2020 increased 15.9% over 2019, partly as a result of a 4.4% increase in…

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AGG1 Kicks Off in Virtual Format

Feb. 22, 2021 – In his opening address to the virtual AGG1 show, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) President and CEO Michael Johnson emphasized connectivity, and adopting a mindset of change with regard to industry outreach and education. “We have to change,” he said, noting that COVID-19 has changed the way we interact with each other. “We’ve got to go to you where…

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Virtual AGG1 on Tap Next Week

Feb. 18, 2021 – The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) AGG1 Academy will be held via a digital platform Feb. 22-24, providing an opportunity for members to participate from wherever they work or reside. The association’s annual convention will be held March 8-9, also in digital format. Originally scheduled for March 2021 in Atlanta, NSSGA worked with representatives across its leadership, membership and stakeholders to make the decision to conduct its…

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Concrete Information

Feb. 18, 2021 – According to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, estimated ready mixed concrete production in November 2020 is 31.6 million cu. yd., 8.9% higher than that in November 2019. The estimated production in the United States for 2020 through November is 350 million cu. yd., approximately 1% higher than that during the same period in 2019. Ready mixed concrete production is estimated from cement shipments…

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