NSSGA recognized the outstanding grassroots contributions made by three dedicated individuals for their efforts throughout 2013 during its Honor Awards Ceremony on March 4 at NSSGA’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
Astec Industries’ Joe Vig was presented with the "Grasstops CEO of the Year" award, John Hay of Oldcastle, Inc., was recognized as the Grassroots Coordinator of the Year and Ryan Lindsey of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., Texas Region, received the Grassroots Advocate of the Year award.
Vig met with numerous members of Congress and congressional staffers. He also hosted a number of elected officials at his company’s facilities where he engaged them in discussions on the need to address surface transportation reauthorization and find a sustainable source of revenue to fund the program.
Hay was honored for implementing a successful company-wide effort in support of NSSGA’s grassroots plans, as well as participating in numerous one-on-one meetings with members of Congress and hosting elected officials at Oldcastle facilities.
Lindsey was recognized for his role in meeting with dozens of members of Congress and staff, developing and maintaining relationships with key elected officials, and his after-action activity reports to keep his company and NSSGA informed of lawmakers’ positions on issues of importance to the aggregates industry.