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for exhibiting the dedication and
commitment to the industry and to
their community.
Colorado Association
Executive Receives Award
Todd Ohlheiser, executive director
of the Colorado Stone, Sand & Gravel
Association (CSSGA), was presented
with NSSGA's State Executive of the
Year Award. He has been at the helm
of CSSGA and the Colorado Ready
Mixed Concrete Association since
2013. Under his leadership, both
associations are focused on positively
impacting legislative, regulatory
and safety-related issues within the
aggregates and concrete production
sectors through educational outreach,
lobbying efforts and quality improvement programs, including the recently
released Mine Safety Institute which
promotes safety training through an
interactive online platform. Before
joining CSSGA, Ohlheiser worked in
the construction, aggregates and
concrete industries, managing businesses and operations in both U.S.
and Canada. Ohlheiser helped to
oppose MSHA's proposed Workplace
Exams Rule in 2016 by telling the
agency about the real-world implications of the rule. He has also worked
to educate Colorado operations on
the serious effects to permitting
that would have come about from the
Environmental Protection Agency's
(EPA's) 2015 Waters of the United
States rule. Both the EPA and MSHA
proposals currently are being revised.

Jeff Davis of Eno.

Michael Abrashoff.

FEATURED
CONVENTION SPEAKERS

said. "However, Congress decided to
attempt healthcare reform, followed
by tax cuts. The tax cuts added $1.5
trillion to the deficit, which makes
proposing another $1.5 trillion outlay
for infrastructure difficult to pass."

Michael Abrashoff
Captain Michael Abrashoff, former
Naval Commander & Author of  It's
Your Ship, gave the opening keynote
of the 2018 NSSGA Convention.  He
talked about what it took to turn
around the performance of the U.S.S.
Benfold, one of the lowest performing ships in the U.S. Navy when he
took command. By the time he left
his command, the ship had won multiple awards, including the Spokane
Trophy as the highest performing
ship in the Pacific Fleet.
To change the culture, Captain
Abrashoff met with each crew member, 310 in all, individually. "I don't
care what your age is or what your
rank is. You can come into work every
day and challenge 240 years of rules
and regulations, and if you have an
idea that can improve something
even 1 percent, I want to hear from
you. I want to be better today than
we were yesterday and better tomorrow than we were today," he said.
Jeff Davis
Jeff Davis, editor of Transportation
Weekly and a senior fellow at the Eno
Center for Transportation, highlighted the challenges involved with
tackling infrastructure on the heels
of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. "We had
hoped that infrastructure would be
one of the very first legislative items
in the Trump Administration," Davis

David Zatezalo
David Zatezalo, MSHA administrator, addressed attendees of NSSGA's
Closing General Session and emphasized the agency's commitment to
embracing technology to improve
safety. "We have the means and the
technology to avoid [injuries]. We're
supposed to be in the technology
age, let's get modernized," he said.
Zatezalo has decades of experience
in the coal industry and noted that
his most successful operations were
also the ones with the best safety
records. Check out NSSGA Live for a
clip from Zatezalo's address.
Theresa Payton
Theresa Payton, former Chief
Information Officer at the White
House and Cybersecurity Expert,
talked about the importance of securing data. People produce massive
amounts of data every day, and she
offered tips to combat the increasingly complex and insidious malware
and ransomware attacks from hackers. Using two-factor authentication
on all accounts can improve security,
and she encouraged people to have a
very frank discussion with all company departments about securing
data. Companies should know how

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Aggregates News Blasts
ROCKPAC Breaks Records
Everything Was Bigger in Texas
Enhanced Reclamation Creates a Bridge Over (Historically) Troubled Waters
Q&A With Congress
More Crops, Lower Costs – Agricultural Lime May Be the Key
Rip & Share
Products & Services Guide
Services & Supplies Guide
Index of Advertisers
Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Intro
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - ROCKPAC Breaks Records
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Enhanced Reclamation Creates a Bridge Over (Historically) Troubled Waters
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Q&A With Congress
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - More Crops, Lower Costs – Agricultural Lime May Be the Key
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - Products & Services Guide
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