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NSSGA @WORK NSSGA President and CEO Joy Wilson spoke at the Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association annual meeting on Nov.18 about how the mid-term elections provided good news for Republicans not only in the U.S. Congress, but also in state legislatures and state governors’ offices. In January, Wilson spoke at length to aggregate members at the Kansas Aggregate Producers Association/Ready Mix Concrete Association’s annual joint convention about NSSGA efforts and those of its coalition partners, Americans for Transportation Mobility and Transportation Construction Coalition, to urge Congress for a long-term, well-funded highway program. At the Oklahoma Aggregate Association’s annual meeting in January, NSSGA’s Vice President of Safety Services Joe Casper discussed the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s proposed regulatory agenda and what it signals for aggregates operators. On Nov. 30, NSSGA’s John Hayden, former vice president of the Environment, Safety and Health Division, and Emily Coyner, director of Environmental Services, attended a meeting at the National Asphalt Pavement Association with Jay Hanson, vice president of Government Affairs, and Howard Marks, vice president of ESH, to discuss environmental issues of common concern between NAPA and NSSGA members, such as particulate matter, storm water, oil spill prevention and greenhouse gas emissions. NSSGA Celebrates Bill Ford’s Contributions to the Industry On Jan. 20, NSSGA staff and fellow colleagues joined together for an evening reception to honor Bill Ford, who “really retired.” NSSGA veteran and former Senior Vice President Bill Ford officially retired in 2009 after nearly 20 years with the association. Bill was the first association executive to staff and build the then-new Environment, Safety and Health Division. Bill allowed NSSGA to contract with him for particular projects, and the association continued to benefit from his expertise throughout 2010. Bill’s countless contributions in working with members, staff, regulators and legislators to improve the environment, safety and health of the aggregates industry over nearly 20 years earned him wide respect as one of the most knowledgeable leaders of his tenure. Paying tribute during the evening were NSSGA staff; Dave Thomey, executive vice president, Maryland Materials, Inc., and incoming chairman; Kelly Bailey, corporate director, Industrial Hygiene and Health, Vulcan Materials Company; and Doug Palmore, vice president, Environmental Design and Development, Luck Stone Corporation. Bill joined NSSGA (beginning when it was NSA) in 1990 as director of Environmental Programs. In 1994, he assumed the role of vice president of Environmental Programs, and in 2008 he expanded his portfolio of federal regulatory, scientific, legal and policy issues within minerals definition to encompass the increasing activity in this area, while continuing to work closely with the Environment, Safety and Health Division. After some “roasts” and “toasts,” NSSGA Chairman and CEO Joy Wilson presents sailing enthusiast Bill Ford with a custom engraved compass to take his sailboat out in less stormy waters than those tossing about in Washington D.C. these days. Bill and his wife Sara enjoy the evening reception with NSSGA staff. 66 Stone, Sand & Gravel Review, March/April 2011

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