The Aggregate Industry
National Sand Stone and Gravel Association
NSSGA is the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. On Feb. 12, 2001, the National Stone Association and National Aggregates Association merged to become the NSSGA. The association represents the crushed stone, sand and gravel-or construction aggregates-industries. The member companies produce more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel consumed annually in the United States. Nearly two billion metric tons of aggregates were produced in 2014 at a value of approximately $20 billion, contributing $40 billion to the GDP of the United States. The aggregates industry workforce is made up of about 106,700 men and women. Every $1 million in aggregate sales creates 19.5 jobs, and every dollar of industry output returns $1.58 to the economy.
Pennsylvania Aggregate and Concrete Association
The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA) is the industry’s unified voice in Harrisburg, representing more than 200 member companies, large and small, across the Pennsylvania.
PACA is a member-driven trade association, which deals with those issues and problems that can best be solved through collective rather than individual efforts. Toward that end, PACA works closely with the Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation, Environmental Protection, Conservation and Natural Resources and Agriculture as well as Penn State University.
At the same time, PACA represents the aggregates and concrete industries on issues of mining, taxation, transportation, air, water and other critical regulatory matters before the Pennsylvania General Assembly, PACA monitors legislative issues, informs and alerts its members about current developments, and communicates the industry’s point of view to state policy makers.
PACA participates with National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and the National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and alerts members of pertinent national industry issues. PACA is committed to all antitrust compliance procedures, which safeguard our members with the disclosure that they are meeting and conferencing only on industry issues. Copies are located in the Annual Report and the Membership Directory.
The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) is the trade association in Ohio that represents all of the state’s mining operations, except coal. These commodities include mostly construction materials, both natural and man-made, such as aggregates (which are sand, gravel, and crushed limestone, dolomite, and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement, and recycled concrete.