Rock Products Sponsors NSSGA Young Leaders Luncheon

At the recent National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) convention, Rock Products was once again proud to sponsor NSSGA’s Young Leaders Luncheon. A packed house enjoyed lunch and listened to motivational speaker Justin Patton, who opined that morale and the bottom line of every business suffers when leaders lack emotional intelligence and don’t take responsibility for their leadership presence. Patton was introduced by Rock Products’ Editor…

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FHWA Increases Funding for Safer, More Walkable Streets Program

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced new guidance and increased funding that can help state and local governments carry out projects that create safer, more walkable streets, including pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, Safe Routes to School programs, and other local community projects. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed by President Biden nearly doubled funding for the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside,…

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NAPA’s The Road Forward Plan to Address Climate Change

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the asphalt pavement industry’s plan to join other industries and sectors around the world in curbing climate change. The member-driven and expert-defined research and implementation roadmap – The Road Forward: A Vision for Net Zero Carbon Emissions for the Asphalt Pavement Industry – calls on the U.S. asphalt community to advance technologies, products,…

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Analysis: Gas Tax Adjustments Have Limited Impacts on Fuel Prices

Do gas tax holidays automatically result in significantly lower prices and big savings for motorists at the pump? The short answer is “no,” according to new research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The association examined 177 changes in state gasoline tax rates in 34 states between 2013 and 2021 and found that on average, just 18%…

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Granite’s GARCO Lab Joins Green Business Network

Granite announced that GARCO’s San Jose Testing Laboratory recently joined the California Green Business Network. The testing facility functions as the base of operations for materials testing across Granite’s Coastal California Region. As part of the Green Business certification, the facility satisfied targets for energy efficiency, water conservation, procurement, and materials management.

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TACA Hires Posey as Manager of Government Affairs, External Relations

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) has named Matthew Posey as its manager of government affairs and external relations. In this newly created Austin-based position, Posey is responsible for the development and implementation of public, regulatory, and local and state government relations strategies and initiatives for the aggregate, cement and concrete industries in Texas.

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