GCAA Stays Active

Nov. 30, 2022 – The Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA ) and member companies participated in 28th Annual Georgia Transportation Summit. This annual event was held in Athens, and GCAA served as one of the sponsors. The American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia served as the host and Executive Director Michael Sullivan welcomed the record crowd of more than 1,300…

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NSSGA Member Discusses Effective IIJA Implementation at EPW Hearing

Vice President of Land and Quarry Operations at Granite Construction Co. and National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Gary W. Johnson testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee of Environment and Public Works. He highlighted the industry’s key issues, such as: infrastructure implementation challenges; permitting reform; Buy Clean initiatives; and the current situation with rail service.

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NSSGA’s Johnson Goes to Bat for Bhatt

President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the agency on highway policy will be considered by The Environment and Public Works Committee. Shailen Bhatt has been nominated for the top post at the Federal Highway Administration. Favorable backing from the panel would advance Bhatt’s nomination to the floor of the chamber during the post-election lame duck session. The National Stone, Sand…

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NSSGA Member Testifying at Upcoming EPW Hearing

Nov. 28, 2022 – On Wed., Nov. 30 at 10:00 a.m. EST, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) member Gary W. Johnson, vice president of land and quarry operations at Granite Construction Co., will participate in a hearing held by the Committee of Environment and Public Works on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Implementation, examining private sector perspectives. He will share a first-hand perspective on the value aggregates…

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Oldcastle Acquires Sterling Sand Packaging Operations; Soil Business of Soil Mender Products

Oldcastle APG, a CRH company, has acquired the packaging operations of Sterling Sand and the soil business of Soil Mender Products. The acquisitions of its co-packing partners enable Oldcastle APG to extend its geographic position and production capabilities in high-demand, high-growth markets to best serve its customers. With operations in South Carolina and North Carolina, Sterling Sand is a regional…

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Single-Family Housing Contraction Continues in October

Overall housing starts decreased 4.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.43 million units in October, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The October reading of 1.43 million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this pace for the next 12…

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J&R Sand and Gravel Featured in Video

J&R Sand and Gravel, Ava., Mo., was featured as part of a special Buy Missouri promotional video series by KOLR-TV, Springfield, Mo. J&R Sand and Gravel is a family owned and operated aggregate-materials operation. The plant was established in 2014 by John Bryan, who has more than 25 years of experience in construction management and has worked on projects in more…

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