PACA Trumpets Recent Award Winners

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) announced  that three of its members have received recognition and awards from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). Slippery Rock Quarry – Allegheny Mineral Corp. – Snyder Associated Companies Inc. was named a Community Relations Excellence Awards gold award winner. For the community relations category, NSSGA recognizes facilities that receive the…

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New Home Sales Up but Rising Rates Portend Weakening Market

A brief decline in mortgage rates helped to boost new home sales in August but sales are expected to move on a downward trend in the months ahead as rates have since moved higher and builder sentiment continues to fall due to declining housing affordability and ongoing supply chain bottlenecks. Sales of newly built, single-family homes in August increased 28.8%…

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NSSGA Hosts 2022 Legislative & Policy Forum

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) hosted its annual Legislative & Policy Forum (LPF) in Washington, D.C., Sept. 20-23 at the Capitol Hill Hyatt Regency. With more than 300 attendees, NSSGA conducted committee meetings, hosted dynamic general sessions and held its Hill Day for members to advocate for the industry. The highlighted speakers included Former Rep. Bill Shuster…

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NSSGA Announces Safety Award Recipients

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the winners of the Safety Excellence Awards, the Louis Griesemer Sterling Safety Awards and the James M. Christie Safety and Health Professional of the Year Award. “Safety is a core value across our members and their operations. We congratulate this year’s winners of the Safety Awards, as they represent the best…

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NSSGA Honors Community Relations Excellence Award Winners

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) announced the recipients of the NSSGA Community Relations Excellence Awards. The Community Relations Excellence Awards recognize producers’ achievements through their involvement in their community to enhance the public’s perception of their business, their facility and our industry. This year, NSSGA recognized a total of eight Gold, eight Silver and 44 Bronze winners.    

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Single-Family Permits Decline

Over the first seven months of 2022, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 645,877. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 5.3% decline over the July 2021 level of 681,949. It takes 400 tons of aggregates to construct the average modern home, according to the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. Year-to-date ending in…

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Legislative and Federal Update

An Update Of Recent Legislation And Initiatives Coming Out Of Washington, D.C. Senate Passes Water Resources Development ActThe U.S. Senate passed the 2022 Water Resources Development Act – a bill to provide for improvements to the rivers and harbors of the United States, to provide for the conservation and development of water and related resources, and for other purposes –…

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Welcome to The Aggregates Almanac

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the “Aggregates Almanac: The Ultimate Information Resource for Quarry Operators.” Published now for the sixth year in a row, feedback from our readers indicates that this publication is widely used and valued; and retained as a go-to information source. Rock Products’ Benchmark 2022 survey indicated that aggregates operators are highly interested in: Equipment upgrades.…

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MSHA Assistant Secretary Tours First Aggregates Quarry

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) organized a day-long tour for the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) Assistant Secretary Chris Williamson along with seven other Department of Labor/MSHA staff at Luck Stone’s Bull Run facility in Virginia. This was the Assistant Secretary’s first tour of an aggregates quarry and his first mine tour since starting at MSHA.…

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