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Rally for Roads

Rally-For-RoadsMarch 20,  2012 – The people have spoken! The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association, along with members of 15 transportation construction industry associations gathered in Washington D.C., for the second annual RALLY for ROADS, the nation’s largest transportation funding advocacy rally. In his address to NSSGA’s board of directors on March 13, newly elected Chairman Ron Summers, senior vice president, Materials Group, CalPortland Co., Glendora, Calif., said that the number-one challenge he plans to tackle during his tenure as chairman is the need for continued education of elected officials and voters.  

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Reclamation Project Indeed

top-frame-pba_02March 19, 2012 – Now that's a lot of water. The South Florida Water Management District is seeking engineering or construction firms interested in building a major pumping station for a reservoir capable of storing 15 billion gallons of water. The L-8 Reservoir is a 950-acre quarry once used by Palm Beach Aggregates Inc., and has a watertight geology that allows for deep, below-ground storage, the water district said in a press release. 

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Agg1, Day 2

Agg1RoadConnectMarch 14, 2012 – On the second day of the show, the 2012 AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo saw larger crowds and plenty of interaction both on the show floor and in the classroom education sessions. There was a very positive vibe as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future industry growth, such as the highway bill, which as it was announced on the show floor, passed a Senate vote by 74-22.

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Agg1 Begins

goldribbonMarch 13, 2012 – With the snip of a gold ribbon, the Agg1 Forum & Expo kicked off in Charlotte, N.C., at the Charlotte Convention Center. I will be blogging live from the show this week. Advance registration numbers were  tracking ahead of the last two shows, and record-breaking exhibit space numbers were sold for the show. Education tickets for the Agg1 Academy purchased prior to the show were also trending upward.

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Wedding Bells

marriageMarch 7, 2012 – Congratulations to National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) President and CEO Jennifer Joy Pinniger (the association executive formerly known as Jennifer Joy Wilson) on her recent nuptials. She and her new husband Miles were married Feb. 18 in Alexandria, Va. So when you see the name, no, NSSGA doesn't have a new president. Same president, same job, same Joy, just a different last name. We wish her many years of wedded bliss.