GCAA Holds Environmental Committee Summit

On May 29, CRH/Midsouth Aggregates hosted the Georgia Construction Aggregate Association (GCAA) Environmental Committee Summit at its U.S. headquarters in Dunwoody, Ga. The group engaged in a roundtable dialogue including federal and state updates.  Emily Coyner, National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) policy director gave an update on federal issues that are being addressed by NSSGA. Katie Gregory, KBNC Strategies and GCAA…

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Rock Products + Young Leaders

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) recently convened its 2024 Annual Young Leaders Meeting in San Antonio. The event was attended by Rock Products’ prevailing Young Leader, Managing Editor Josephine Patterson. Along with keynotes from industry leaders, the meeting included educational breakout sessions on various topics, such as environmental permitting and drone utilization. The general session featured discussions…

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Former Summit Exec Hill Joins Knife River Board

Knife River Corp. announced today that Thomas W. Hill has been elected by Knife River’s stockholders at the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders to serve on its board of directors. Hill brings deep construction materials knowledge and decades of corporate leadership experience to the Knife River board. He previously served on the boards for CRH plc and Summit Materials Inc., and…

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Rock Products Sponsors Young Leaders Award

Rock Products once again showed its support for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Young Leaders by sponsoring the Mark S. Walsh Award at the group’s annual meeting in San Antonio. This year’s award was presented to Jordan Russell of Belt Tech Industrial. The award was presented by Rock Products Managing Editor Josephine Patterson. This award is given to an aggregates industry member who embodies these…

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NSSGA Holds Successful 2024 Young Leaders Meeting

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) convened its 2024 Annual Young Leaders Meeting in San Antonio. The meeting, held April 28-May 1, attracted more than 338 participants from across the country. This is the aggregates industry’s premier opportunity for professionals under the age of 40 to learn more about the industry, build leadership skills and grow a strong…

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MSHA Silica Rule Draws Ire of Industry

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) issued a final rule to “better protect the nation’s miners from health hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust or quartz dust.” The final rule lowers the permissible exposure limit of respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cu. meter of air for…

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The Shark Man Cometh

March 28, 2024 – I had the honor of introducing the guest speaker at NSSGA’s Young Leaders luncheon at the association’s convention and AGG1. This year’s speaker was Robert “Shark” Garland, a combat veteran fighter pilot of the United States Air Force. He was an F-15 Eagle instructor at the prestigious Air Force Weapons School (the Air Force’s “Top Gun” program)…

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Mark Helm Receives NSSGA’s Barry K. Wendt Award

The 2024 Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award was presented to Mark Helm of Dolese Bros. Co. during the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Board and Membership Meeting. “Mark is well-known for encouraging the long-term health of the aggregates industry through his commitment to the community,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “His charitable work with…

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Martin Marietta’s Nickolas Named New NSSGA Board Chair

Jim Nickolas, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Martin Marietta, will be the next chair of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). Outgoing Chair Seth Hankowski, All States Materials Group, handed off the gavel during a ceremony at the 2024 NSSGA Annual Convention. A video introducing Nickolas and showcasing the aggregates industry’s critical impact was also…

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