NSSGA establishes industrial sand division

By |  December 14, 2018

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The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) came to an agreement with the National Industrial Sand Association (NISA) to create a new Industrial Sand Division (ISD) of NSSGA.

Members of NISA will join NSSGA’s new Industrial Sand Division. The agreement is effective Jan. 1.

“We recognize that our industry voice is strongest when we are together, and today’s announcement only furthers that objective,” says Mike Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. “Creating the Industrial Sand Division for NSSGA provides the best of both worlds: bringing together the voice of industrial sand with the advocacy and representation NSSGA is known for with its members and policymakers. We look forward to working with our new members toward collectively delivering results for the aggregates and industrial sand industries.”

The ISD will have its own board of directors, and the board’s chairman and vice chairman will also serve on NSSGA’s Executive Committee, where they will be involved in NSSGA meetings, events, advocacy efforts and ROCKPAC.

NISA, formed in 1936, has a history of representing industrial sand companies across North America. Meanwhile, NSSGA serves as a leading voice for the aggregate industry, advancing public policies that protect and expand safe, environmentally-responsible use of aggregate necessary to build America’s infrastructure.

“NSSGA members have long known the value of coming together as an industry for effective representation of our priorities,” says Randy Lake, NSSGA chairman and CEO of CRH Americas Materials. “Formalizing this partnership will only strengthen our collective position and increase our effectiveness to make real improvements on policies where America relies on aggregates and industrial sand.”

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. He also serves as the managing editor for Portable Plants & Equipment magazine. Zach received a bachelor’s degree in communications and journalism from John Carroll University, where he served as editor in chief for the university’s student newspaper, The Carroll News. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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