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NSSGA Membership Advances HAZEMAG’s Ongoing Commitment to Industry Excellence

As a global partner delivering sustainable success to our customers in the raw material industry, HAZEMAG is proud to be a member and Silver Plus Partner of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA). 

HAZEMAG and our fellow NSSGA members are stone, sand, and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them. We are collectively “responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, bridge, and public works project in the United States.” We truly “produce the materials that build America!”

NSSGA members fall largely into three membership types: 

  1. Producer Members: companies that produce and/or sell aggregates in the U.S., including internal and external consumption
  2. Industrial Sand Division Members: companies that mine, process, and sell industrial sand
  3. Manufacturers & Service Division Members: companies that make and sell equipment and/or provide services to the aggregates industry → This includes us at HAZEMAG!

GET INFORMATION ABOUT NSSGA’S MEMBERS, WHICH RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE FOR MEMBERS, AND HOW TO JOIN

Our Economic Impact

For every dollar of Aggregates sales, nearly $4 of sales is produced in other industries. NSSGA’s member companies provide jobs for over 100,000 employees and produce more than 90% of the crushed stone and 70% of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States. That’s why our friends at the NSSGA assert: “The aggregates industry is so much more than a quarry… When the aggregates industry is healthy, the economy is healthy.” 

GET FURTHER DETAILS ON HOW THE AGGREGATES INDUSTRY IS ‘THE BEDROCK OF OUR ECONOMY’

Stone Cold Facts

Aggregates are the literal “building blocks” that build towns and cities – as well as the roads that connect them! For this reason, the aggregates industry is synonymous with infrastructure, but it’s so much more than that; aggregates play a crucial role in everything we touch! Obviously, aggregates are utilized in the construction of roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, cisterns, sewers, electrical grids, and telecommunications equipment – but they are also used in televisions, phones, and other consumer electronics! 

Consider this: the US has over 47,000 miles of interstate highways and that there are 38,000 tons of aggregates in every mile of highway, that’s over 1.78 billion tons of aggregates in the interstate system alone! Talk about being the FOUNDATION OF OUR NATION!

LEARN MORE ABOUT ‘THE ROCKS THAT BUILD AMERICA

Advocacy

The NSSGA, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, strives to be the foremost advocate for the aggregates industry. The NSSGA calls itself “the aggregates industry’s strongest voice in the nation’s capital” because its members benefit from a professional, experienced staff who represent the industry’s interests in Washington. “NSSGA offers effective and meaningful opportunities to make aggregates producers’ voices stand out on Capitol Hill.” 

The NSSGA’s mission is to “advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that are essential to America’s infrastructure, energy production, manufacturing, and economic prosperity.” 

“Our partnership gives us that needed voice and advocate in Washington that furthers our position on key industry policies in a way that would be impossible without them.”

LEARN MORE ABOUT NSSGA’S ADVOCACY EFFORTS AND SEE HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!

The NSSGA “represents the priority positions of our members and the aggregates industry through communications involving earned media, social media, and owned media.” Their communications staff “works with reporters covering our issues in Washington and in the industry trade media to give voice to our positions on priority issues.” And they manage their social media outlets to reinforce those positions as well. Finally, they offer “a robust member communications suite to keep our members informed and updated through newsletters, alerts and our bi-monthly magazine.”

 “NSSGA keeps us informed of what is happening across our industry, such as trends, developments, technology, and concerns.”

In a recent survey, 75% of members agreed that NSSGA is “by far their primary source of industry information.” Print and online publications list and feature members, increasing members’ industry visibility; 80% of surveyed members rated NSSGA publications as “excellent or above average.” 

Networking

NSSGA member companies spend $5 – 7 billion on products and services each year, and one out of three members have an annual sales volume of more than $20 million! That’s a lot of economic activity!

HAZEMAG was delighted to participate in the 2024 NSSGA Annual Convention and AGG1 (Aggregates Academy & Expo) in Nashville this past March. Trade shows such as these are yet another highlight of our NSSGA membership.

“We are able to network and communicate with like-minded individuals, offering us an excellent opportunity to gain connections with the very best our industry has to offer.”

Members get first access and reduced rates to trade shows and sponsorship opportunities for NSSGA premier events. To date, these events (which comprise workshops, seminars, conventions, and expos) have engaged over 450 companies plus their subsidiaries, drawn thousands of attendees/registrants, and featured representation from both large and small producers.

Networking, News, Advocacy… It’s clear why HAZEMAG is so pleased to contribute to – and benefit from – our participation in the NSSGA!


Our Upcoming NSSGA Events

Leadership Summit 2024 (June 9 – 11, 2024) Naples, FL

Legislative & Policy Forum 2024 (Sept. 24 – 27, 2024) Washington, DC