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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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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Outdoor Living Supply Acquires Tahoe Sand & Gravel

Outdoor Living Supply (OLS), a distribution platform for outdoor living products with a focus on hardscapes, announced the acquisition of Tahoe Sand & Gravel, an independent distributor of bulk materials, hardscapes and masonry supplies to the Lake Tahoe, Nev., basin and surrounding area. This acquisition further strengthens OLS’ presence in the greater Lake Tahoe market.

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Mid-States Materials Receives Award for Mined Land Conservation

Mid-States Materials LLC, a division of Bettis Companies based in Topeka, Kan., received the 2022 Outstanding Mined Land Reclamation Award (Non-Coal) from the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR) for conservation efforts at Plummer Creek Quarry in Scranton, Kan. This is the second time Mid-States has won this national award, a testament to their reclamation proclamation of protecting and…

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MSHA Reports 23rd and 24th Fatalities

MSHA reported that on Oct. 7, a mechanic at a construction sand and gravel operation in Providence, R.I., was fatally injured when he was engulfed in material after he entered an air separator to clear a blockage. This is the 24th fatality reported in 2022, and the first classified as “Confined Space.”   MSHA recommends the following best practices to…

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Chaney Enterprises Announces New Concrete Plant in Virginia

Aggregates and ready-mix concrete ready-mix concrete producer Chaney Enterprises announced the opening of its Norfolk concrete plant in Virginia. Chaney Enterprises’ new ready-mix concrete plant in southeastern Virginia is tactically placed in proximity to downtown Norfolk, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the Naval Operations Base (NOB), Norfolk International Airport, Little Creek Amphibious Base and the southside shipyards. The Norfolk concrete plant,…

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