NSSGA kicks off 2024 Annual Convention

Quarry Products / March 24, 2024
By Guy Woodford
NSSGA 2023 chair Seth Hankowski speaking at the association's 2024 Annual Convention. Pic: NSSGA

More than 700 attendees have convened in Nashville for the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) 2024 Annual Convention. The 2024 meeting, themed Rock Steady, will highlight the sustained stability and success of the aggregates industry.


“Our annual conference is important for every NSSGA member. Meeting and sharing ideas helps our industry function efficiently and promotes our collective success,” said NSSGA 2023 chair Seth Hankowski. “By working together, we have been able to advance solutions to issues affecting each of our businesses.”


The conference, taking place March 23-26, includes committee meetings, breakouts and networking events. The first general session, which included a special message to the industry from Sen. Blackburn (TN) and featured surprise guests The Warren Brothers, took place the morning of March 24. A second general session on March 25 will feature awards and a discussion with Rich Thau, president of Engagious, on swing voters and the 2024 election.

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The Warren Brothers were surprise guests at the first general session of the 2024 NSSGA Annual Convention. Pic: NSSGA


Breakout sessions are open for all attendees, focusing on harnessing solar power for the aggregates industry, refugee integration for workforce development and a 2024 political outlook. Updates from the NSSGA Government and Regulatory Affairs team and multiple receptions will also take place. The NSSGA Annual Board and Membership Meeting will convene on the morning of March 26 with the presentation of the Barry K. Wendt Memorial Commitment Award and a keynote speech from Super Bowl champion Joe Theismann.


“2023 was an excellent year for our association, and I look forward to celebrating our victories with our members in Nashville. It’s also a great time to discuss industry challenges and build momentum for the year ahead,” said NSSGA President & CEO Michael Johnson. “It’s so important for our members to attend their committee meetings and our breakout sessions as we seek to address issues they face and capitalise on new opportunities.”

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The NSSGA 2024 Annual Convention has attracted more than 700 attendees to Nashville, Tennessee. Pic: NSSGA


Alongside the NSSGA Annual Convention, the AGG1 Academy and Expo will take place March 25-27. This event will provide access to exhibitors and 60 industry-focused programming sessions in four educational tracks. It is held alongside the World of Asphalt, which is produced by the National Asphalt Paving Association and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.


NSSGA members will next convene for official association business in Washington D.C. during the Legislative & Policy Forum, September 24-27. For more information on NSSGA meetings and events, please visit www.nssga.org.


NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects. NSSGA represents more than 90% of the crushed stone and 70% of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Learn more at www.nssga.org.

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