Tag: pit & quarry editor’s blog

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MSHA and the aggregate industry

April 3, 2017By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson discusses the ongoing process to select the next assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), the evolution of the aggregate industry’s relationship with MSHA, and more.

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The Trump wall: What is it exactly and how could it affect the industry?

The Trump wall: What is it exactly and how could it affect the industry?

February 24, 2017By

President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has generated interest among aggregate industry stakeholders. But what would the Trump wall actually look like, and would the industry really stand to benefit?

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Motivational speaker imparts safety messages at OSSGA seminar

January 30, 2017By

The Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (OSSGA) invited Curtis Weber, a motivational speaker, to share his workplace accident survival story at the 2017 Operations, Health & Safety Seminar in Toronto.

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Industry awaits next MSHA chief, policy changes

January 3, 2017By

With 2016 in the past, the industry turns its attention to a new year and the many policy developments the incoming Trump administration is expected to bring.

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Main looks forward, back as a new MSHA era dawns

December 14, 2016By

Joe Main, assistant secretary of labor at the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), reflected on his seven years at the agency during a teleconference with reporters.

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Nye explores road ahead for US infrastructure

November 22, 2016By

Martin Marietta’s Ward Nye joined the hosts of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to invest in U.S. infrastructure.

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What the Trump victory means for the aggregate industry

November 11, 2016By

Aggregate producers have a lot to absorb as they look toward the next four years, but the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Mike Johnson offers some clarity on the road ahead for the industry in an exclusive interview with P&Q.

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Infrastructure investments emphasized in Trump victory speech

November 9, 2016By

Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in the wee hours of the morning Nov. 9, and he imparted a number of messages in his victory speech – including his desire to enhance the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

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