Stone, Sand and Gravel REVIEW - May/June 2018 - 7
The bimonthly publication
of the National Stone,
Sand & Gravel Association
Volume 34, Number 3
The 2018 NSSGA
and AGG1 Academy
& Expo brought the
together in Houston.
events and a recordsetting number of
exhibitors were just a
few highlights from
the events. Find out
why you need to join
next year's events in
Indianapolis with this
edition of Stone, Sand &
9 AGGREGATES NEWS BLASTS
The Phoenix Center clears up the common misconception that proximity to quarries negatively
impacts housing prices. Also, NSSGA is hosting a photo contest where members can submit photos
that could end up on the cover of REVIEW magazine. Finally, NSSGA and MSHA collaborate on
safety posters that are free to download highlighting best practices for avoiding common injuries.
11 ROCKPAC BREAKS RECORDS
Marc Kmec, the immediate past-chair of the Young Leader Steering Committee, wins ROCKPAC
drawing prize; plus recognition for ROCKPAC Honor Roll members, sponsors, prizes and winners.
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20 EVERYTHING WAS BIGGER IN TEXAS
The NSSGA Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo was an event so big that only Texas could
adequately house it. Look back on the awards, speakers, networking and equipment on display at
29 ENHANCED RECLAMATION CREATES A BRIDGE OVER (HISTORICALLY) TROUBLED WATERS
The 1,305-acre Willamette Confluence Preserve (located in Lane County, Oregon) is owned by The
Nature Conservancy (TNC) but was once owned by the family owned and operated Wildish Sand
and Gravel, which began in 1935. By early 2018, three phases of construction to restore floodplain
habitats on the Willamette Confluence Preserve have been completed, with restoration plantings
underway on the third phase.
33 Q&A WITH CONGRESS
House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit Chairman Sam Graves, R-Mo., is focused on
infrastructure funding. Rep. Graves sat down with Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW to talk about the
focus that Congress and the administration have on infrastructure.
37 MORE CROPS, LOWER COSTS -
AGRICULTURAL LIME MAY BE THE KEY
Agricultural lime or, Aglime, is a soil conditioner most
commonly produced from finely crushed limestone.
For farmers, it means lower crop production costs, but
for quarries with the proper chemistry for Aglime
production, it equals another product to sell.
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