Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - March/April 2011 - (Page 7)
The bimonthly publication of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association March/April 2011, Volume 27, Number 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
NSSGA 2010 ANNUAL REPORT In This Issue:
We are encouraged whenever we hear that elected leaders on Capitol Hill “get” our message about surface transportation reauthorization. In this issue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) and Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W. Va.), ranking Democratic member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, discuss their commitment to infrastructure and why the highway bill is necessary not only for putting Americans to work, but also keeping America competitive in the global marketplace. At the same time, it is clear that we need the support of all Americans to make a well-funded, multiyear highway bill a national priority. To that end, NSSGA is kicking off a new initiative that we believe will boost support from the business sector, as well as the general public. Under the “One-to-Five” action, we ask official representatives from each NSSGA member company to reach out and contact just five other non-construction-oriented leaders – in business, community, local government, schools, etc., – and encourage them to let Congress know that the private sector demands a highway bill. And lest any of our members feel discouraged that our messages sometimes seem to fall on deaf ears in Congress, Hal Williford, president and CEO, Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, and past chairman of NSSGA Government Affairs Division, breaks down in detail how our industry reached a “win,” as NSSGA members forced Congressional leaders to acknowledge the distinction between aggregates and coal in mining legislation. In addition, this issue also includes our Annual Report, which provides a picture of what your association has accomplished in the past year. Its inclusion in our Annual Convention issue is deliberate. We welcome you to Las Vegas for the Annual Convention and CONEXPO-CON/AGG. Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments and work together to ensure success in 2011 and beyond.
NSSGA Chairman of the Board Bill Schneider of Knife River Corporation provides a comprehensive look at the association’s accomplishments during his tenure.
NEVADA LOVES NSSGA AND CONEXPO-CON/AGG
Newly elected Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval extends his greetings and best wishes for a successful 2011 convention and show.
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER WELCOMES NSSGA MEMBERS TO HIS NATIVE STATE
In his welcome letter to NSSGA members, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) addresses the need to make investment in transportation infrastructure one of the nation’s highest priorities.
WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS!
Back for a 7th term, Nevada’s Rep. Shelley Berkley (D) welcomes NSSGA members to the heart of her congressional district and discusses transportation issues affecting not only Nevada, but the country, as well.
THE UNITED STATES MUST HAVE A FEDERAL COMMITMENT TO INFRASTRUCTURE
Rep. Nick J. Rahall (D-W.Va.), ranking Democratic member, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, gives his reasons why he agrees with U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue who said that the U.S. “must have a strong, consistent and reliable federal commitment to infrastructure.”
REACH OUT TO YOUR PEERS WITH “ONE-TO-FIVE”
NSSGA’s Vice President for Government Affairs Pam Whitted explains the association’s new advocacy initiative for NSSGA’s Official Representatives to reach out to five non-construction peers and engage them to demand a multi-year, well-funded highway bill.
WHAT THE ANATOMY OF A LEGISLATIVE SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE
Hal Williford, president and CEO, Memphis Stone and Gravel Company, and past NSSGA chairman, Government Affairs Division, describes in detail how NSSGA members forced congressional leaders to acknowledge the distinction between aggregates and coal.
HOW PLANNING AHEAD WILL ENHANCE YOUR AGG1 EXPERIENCE AND GENERATE YOUR HIGHEST ROI
Chairman of the AGG1 Management Committee Rick Feltes of Lafarge explains that it is not too early to plan and think about what you can do to ensure that you realize your greatest ROI from participation at the 2012 AGG1 Forum & Expo in Charlotte, N.C.
BOXLEY REPORTS ON THE COMPANY’S SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM – GREENER. SMARTER. BETTER.™
The challenge for the aggregates industry is how to be a responsible steward of the environment, Boxley Materials Company’s Timothy D. Mauzy, P.E., discusses, while still providing the high quality building products required to build and maintain key infrastructure.
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PURSUING SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS INITIATIVES FROM A LARGE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE
So what is driving companies to pursue sustainability, even in a down economy? In Part II of her series, Wendy Schlett from GZA GeoEnvironment, Inc., poses this question to NSSGA members at CalPortland Company, Luck Stone Corporation and U.S. Silica Company.
LEARN YOUR NEW CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP
The House of Representatives now has the largest number of Republican members since the 80th Congress of 1947-1949. Find here an ad-free listing of the leadership for the House and Senate, as well as the committees with jurisdiction over NSSGA’s main issue areas, that can be torn out and kept for reference.
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
Legislative & Regulatory Calendar
Nevada Loves NSSGA and CONEXPO-CON/AGG
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
Stone, Sand and Gravel Review - March/April 2011