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NSSGA M&S Committee Meets

RR030320 NSSGAMarch 8, 2020 – As the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) kicked off its annual convention, President and CEO Michael Johnson addressed the association's Manufacturers & Services committee. Johnson updated the group on the impact of the coronavirus scare with regard to convention attendance and offered an impromptu take on the current political situation, with a special emphasis on how NSSGA, though RockPac, allocates funds to candidates for office. Johnson also emphasized the important role committee members play with regard to educating and informing political candidates who support infrastructure legislation, common-sense regulations and natural resources in general. 

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NSSGA Statement on Annual Convention

RR030320 NSSGAMarch 3, 2020 – The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), like the organizers of ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020, are remaining vigilant with regard to the reality of the coronavirus, and have released the following statement concerning the association's upcoming annual convention: "NSSGA’s 2020 Annual Convention will take place in Las Vegas. We continue to coordinate with our partners and other organizations on the ground in Las Vegas to ensure the safety of our members. We understand that some member companies have made their own decisions regarding their attendance, and we respect their decisions. A majority of member companies that have registered are planning to attend, and we look forward to having a great event for our members. In working with our partners at ConExpo-Con/Agg, we will also be promoting a ‘no handshake’ policy and will be encouraging our guests to follow best practices in hygiene on washing hands and how to best sneeze into your elbow."

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“No Handshake” Policy Encouraged at ConExpo-Con/Agg

RR030220 nohandshakeMarch 2, 2020 – ConExpo-Con/Agg show management has arranged for “No Handshake” buttons and stickers to be distributed at the show. In addition, large signage will be visible throughout the show to remind everyone of hygiene best practices and guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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ConExpo-Con/Agg Issues Coronavirus Statement

RR022420 ConExpo2020Feb. 24, 2020 – ConExpo-Con/Agg show organizers issued a statement regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. "Our top priority is the health and safety of all participants at the show. We are closely monitoring and will follow any protocols that are provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We encourage exhibitors and attendees to take precautions and follow guidelines set by the CDC when they are onsite at the show. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2020 will be held as scheduled, March 10-14. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas."

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Vulcan Roars into 2020

RR050219 VulcanLogoFeb. 18, 2020 – Vulcan Materials just reported full-year revenues of $4.9 billion for 2019, up 12% as compared to the prior year, and net earnings of $618 million, an increase of 20%. Regarding the company's outlook, Tom Hill, chairman and chief executive officer stated, "In 2020, we expect another year of strong earnings growth. Vulcan-served markets should continue to benefit from public construction demand, led by higher levels of highway funding in our key states. We anticipate residential construction in our markets to continue strengthening after experiencing some softness in certain markets during the second half of 2019.  Private nonresidential construction activity should also improve as leading indicators point to positive growth in 2020. Demand fundamentals, including population and employment growth, continue to support longer-term growth in residential and nonresidential construction. We are seeing a positive pricing environment driven by shipment momentum in private demand and visibility of public demand. Our focus remains the same – compounding our unit margins through all parts of the cycle and improving our returns on capital." 

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