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One Hundred One North Carson Street Carson City, Nevada 89701 Office: (775) 684-5670 Fax No: (775) 684-5683 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 5100 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101 Office: (702) 486-2500 Fax No: (702) 486-2505 Dear NSSGA Leaders, It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Nevada. As I’m sure you already know, Las Vegas is the best place in the world to conduct business and have a good time as well. However, I don’t have to tell you that times have been tough lately. The recession has hit my home state hard – particularly in the construction industry. Although Nevada is starting to climb out of the recession, we still have more work to do. If we hope to reach the levels of prosperity we experienced for two decades, we must make investment in our transportation infrastructure – stretched to limit after years of growth – one of our highest priorities. Unfortunately, the economic downturn has reduced revenues for our roads, airports and rail lines. But it’s more important than ever to make lasting improvements to plan for the future. This is especially important in light of legislation I passed last year: the Travel Promotion Act. It establishes a public-private partnership modeled after the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority to promote the United States as a top international travel destination, and it will attract tourists from all over the world, thus increasing the wear and tear on our roads, bridges and airports. To address this, I am proud to have secured federal funding for many projects that create jobs, boost our economy and make roads safer and easier to navigate for everyone. Some of these large-scale infrastructure projects include widening Interstate 15, the main freeway that runs along the Las Vegas Strip, constructing the Mike-O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge near the Hoover Dam and building the Colorado River Bridge in the southern-most part of our state. We’ve endured difficult times, but investing in our infrastructure is a sure step forward in Nevada’s and America’s road to economic recovery. I hope these few days are full of fruitful discussions about moving the quarrying, sand and gravel, and construction industries forward in Nevada and around the country. Thank you for being here in Las Vegas. Sincerely, Sincerely Office of the Governor GREETINGS FROM THE GOVERNOR March 2011 As Governor of Nevada, it is with utmost delight that I welcome you to the annual National Stone, Sand & Gravel (NSSGA) Convention at the Encore Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout these next few days you will be discussing with individuals the importance your industry plays not only in Nevada, but in other states as well. Your industry has such a huge impact on job creation, the roads and highways, as well as other major public works in and around our state. I commend every person involved in the success of NSSGA both in the production of this convention, and in the successes of your organization. You are committed to excellence, achievement for particular concerns for safety and the environment. Your accomplishments have not gone unnoticed and have made a crucial impact on our state. Again, thank you all for your distinction in your industry. While you are here, please take advantage of all that our great state has to offer. I wish you the best during these next few days. Sincere regards, Brian Sandoval Governor Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, March/April 2011 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - March/April 2011

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - March/April 2011
Events Calendar
Legislative & Regulatory Calendar
Senate Majority Leader Welcomes NSSGA Members to His Native State
Welcome to Las Vegas!
The United States Must Have a Federal Commitment to Infrastructure
Reach Out to Your Peers With “One-to-Five”
What the Anatomy of a Legislative Success Looks Like
How Planning Ahead Will Enhance Your AGG1 Experience and Generate Your Highest ROI
Boxley Reports on the Company’s Sustainability Program – Greener. Smarter. Better.™
Pursuing Sustainable Business Initiatives From a Large Business Perspective
Learn Your New Congressional Leadership
Rip ’N Share Safety Handout
Products & Services Guide Listings
Buyers’ Guide

Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - March/April 2011