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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

RFTR JOBS 150March 28, 2016 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) unveiled a new resource to address the growing aggregates industry workforce shortage during the 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo. NSSGA’s Jobs Board, at, is designed to allow aggregates operations to highlight the good-paying, highly-skilled jobs available around the country.

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Navy SEAL Inspires Young Leaders

RFTR USSEAL 150March 22, 2016 – Former U.S. Navy SEAL Curt Cronin imparted leadership advice and lessons to the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association's (NSSGA) Young Leaders at the group's annual luncheon, sponsored by Rock Products.

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A Good App-ortunity

RFTR NSSGA 150March 15, 2016 – With so many events at NSSGA’s 2016 Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo, attendees need a tool to help organize it all.

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Construction Equipment Exports Decline

RFTR EQUIP 150March 2, 2016 – Exports of U.S.-made construction equipment ended 2015 with a 19-percent decline compared to the previous year for a total $13.9 billion shipped worldwide. All world regions experienced declines, led by Africa and South America, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), citing U.S. Department of Commerce data it uses in global market reports for members.

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What is a Critical Habitat?

RFTR Habitat 150February 29, 2016 – The definition of a critical habitat will expand from an “area occupied by species at the time it is listed” to areas that a species may occupy in the future due to climate change or other factors. This is according to final rules from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and National Marine Fisheries Service allow the agencies to expand the critical habitat definition beyond what is currently in the Endangered Species Act. “Members should be aware that these changes could cause an increase in a habitat’s areal extent, necessitating stringent mitigation measures, should a habitat designation include their property,” said Emily Coyner, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) environmental services director.

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