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| FEATURE

Addressing a Key
Industry Issue

NSSGA launches jobs board to bring people into the industry
by NSSGA Staff

DURING A MEDIA TOUR in May, NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson
explained the value of aggregates to the nation and encouraged people to join the
aggregates industry.
More than 59,000 of America's bridges are structurally deficient. Eighteen percent
of major roads are in poor condition, and that number spikes to 28 percent in urban
areas. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates in a new report
that the nation needs to spend $3.32 trillion to keep its roads, highways, bridges
and other infrastructure through 2025. The good news is that states are starting to
spend on road and highway improvements after Congress approved the first multiyear transportation bill in a decade.
"Our country now needs people to produce the crushed stone, sand and gravel
that make these projects possible because of the incredible demand for aggregates,"
Johnson told radio news hosts on May 24. "Drivers today are overwhelmingly more
worried about the conditions of the roads they use than the traffic they face or the
safety of roads, bridges and highways, according to a recent AAA survey."
Johnson fielded radio interviews across the nation to millions of listeners via
Fox News Radio and American Urban Radio Network. Stations in Alabama, Arizona,
Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas also interviewed Johnson to
learn more about the aggregates industry and the good-paying, highly-skilled jobs
available in the industry.
NSSGA has launched a job board as part
of a major effort to bring people into the
aggregates industry. Companies are posting
ads for engineers, equipment operators, plant
managers and demolitions experts, to name
a few, at http://jobs.nssga.org.
"We have heard from our member companies that they continue to face a shortage
of employees," said Johnson. "Aggregates
operations are rewarding places to work,
both financially and intrinsically. Jobs in
the aggregates industry don't just pay well,
they also enable our workforce to go home
every night knowing they are literally producing the products that are the foundation
of America's economy and future."
Visit the NSSGA Jobs Board and share the
link with friends or colleagues who are interested in a new position or working in the
aggregates industry for the first time. ■
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016

Aggregates Alerts
Paving the Way for Community Relations
Social Media Can Help Improve an Operation
Young Leaders Meet in Austin
NSSGA Addresses Overly-Strict Regulation With White House
Highway Industry Leaders Gather in Washington
Addressing a Key Industry Issue
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - cover1
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - cover2
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 12
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 13
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Paving the Way for Community Relations
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 15
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 16
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 17
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Social Media Can Help Improve an Operation
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 19
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 20
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 21
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Young Leaders Meet in Austin
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 23
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 24
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 28
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - NSSGA Addresses Overly-Strict Regulation With White House
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 30
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Highway Industry Leaders Gather in Washington
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 32
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Addressing a Key Industry Issue
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 34
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Rip & Share
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 36
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 37
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 38
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - NSSGA@Work
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 42
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - cover3
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