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					 COVER STORY                ANNUAL CONVENTION
                                                                                                                             Seminars and Symposiums
                                                                                                                             Legal Symposium
                                                                                                                             Monday, March 18, 2013


Building on Success
                                                                                                                             8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                               The Legal Symposium, in its 10th year, provides
                                                                                                                             Continuing Legal Education credits to qualified attend-
                                                                                                                             ees. The unique program is aggregates-industry-specific
                                                                                                                             and has included a wide range of legal topics in the past
                                          AS THE RESULTS FROM November’s election segue into the beginning of                such as environment, safety and health, employment law,
                                          President Obama’s second term this month, many of us might feel it’s a stretch     electronic discovery, tort reform, mineral rights, silica,
                                          saying we’ve succeeded. And it’s true that many of us had hoped this important     crisis management, due diligence and more.
                                          election might create a more regulatory-friendly atmosphere for the industry         NSSGA Member: $400.00 | NSSGA Member (with conven-
                                          in the halls of Congress and the federal agencies.                                                             tion registration $200.00)
                                             But we have succeeded. Much has been accomplished in the past year – not          Non-member: $600.00 | Non-member (with convention
                                          the least of which has been the passage of MAP-21, signed into law just six                                  registration $400.00)
                                          months ago. This $105 million federal transportation law – in effect until
                                          the end of fiscal year 2014 – provides essentially level funding for roads and     Pulverized Minerals Division Meeting
                                          transit, avoiding some of the harsh cuts proposed by the House, streamlining       Monday, March 18, 2013
by R.A. Edwards, III                      the federal approval process for projects and consolidating highway programs.      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
President and CEO, NSSGA                  It was a remarkable bipartisan effort between the House and Senate and is a          Registration is open for the Pulverized Minerals Division
                                          positive indication that Congress understands the importance of transporta-        2013 Annual Meeting to be held at NSSGA’s Annual
                                          tion to our economy and the daily lives of all Americans. Through our unified      Convention. The meeting agenda, designed by PMD’s lead-
                                          efforts, we helped bring this law to fruition.                                                                                                     NSSGA Annual Convention
                                                                                                                             ership, is guaranteed to provide you with information
                                             In fact, ROCKPAC’s rank as 19th largest among all trade association political                                                                   Spouse Activities
                                                                                                                             you can’t get anywhere else about economic, regulatory,
                                          action coalitions (up from number 42, as tracked by Congressional Quarterly)       legal and political trends affecting pulverized calcium        NSSGA Spouses Tour: Experiencing Texas at
                                          shows we have a powerful voice that is heard by lawmakers and regulators.          carbonate producers.                                           Rio Cibolo Ranch Day
                                             Now is the time to build on our successes. Much more must be done to rebuild      For more information about the PMD Annual                    Monday, March 18, 2013
                                          America and we must do it together. We hope you will join us as we work to         Meeting, please contact Emily Coyner at (703) 526-1064.        9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
                                          amplify our industry’s voice. Plan to attend NSSGA’s 2013 Annual Convention.                                                                      Mention the Lone Star State of Texas and one cannot
                                          From the AGG1 Academy & Expo to networking and planning opportunities                                                                             help but think of the American cowboy with his horse,
                                          with our peers and leaders, let’s celebrate our successes and start building                                                                      worn cowboy boots and hat, country-western music and
                                          our future.                                                                        AGG1 2013 Operational Tour                                     maybe a longhorn steer or two in ranch country USA. As
                                             I look forward to seeing you in San Antonio.                                                                                                   NSSGA travels to San Antonio, we are embracing the full
                                                                                                                             CEMEX’s Balcones Quarry & Cement Plant
                                                                                                                             Monday, March 18, 2013                                         flavor of Texas and hope you will join us in our conven-
                                                                                                                             1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Buses will begin loading at 12:45 p.m.)      tion’s first tour at an authentic working ranch outside
                                                                                                                               In addition to being one of the nation’s top-producing       of San Antonio – The Rio Cibolo Ranch.
                                                                                                                             quarries, CEMEX’s Balcones facility’s commitment to sus-         Our tour departs from the Spouse Welcome Coffee (8:15 –
                                                                                                                             tainability, biodiversity and energy efficiency has earned     9:00 a.m.) and heads out at 9:00 a.m. into ranch country.
                                                                                                                             designation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat in 2012 and the    The ranch hands will greet us in Texas style with peach
                                                                                                                             2011 ENERGY STAR certification. This tour will highlight       tea and muffins before we climb aboard the hay wagon
                                                                                                                             Balcones’ efforts to improve energy efficiency and respon-     ride to tour Rio Cibolo grounds, including feeding their
                                                                                                                             sibly manage the lands within and around the operation.        resident Longhorns. An American modern-day cowboy
Keynote Speaker                                                                                                                This tour is open to all AGG1 and World of Asphalt attend-   will introduce you to his world, explaining his horse, tack
                                                                                                                             ees and will be limited to the first 150 registrants.          and working cattle. Then, we will enjoy a Lavender Herb
R.C. Buford                                                                                                                                                                                 presentation in the Lily Gardens before learning to cook
General Manager of the San Antonio Spurs                                                                                       Advance Fee: $55.00 (1/01/2013 - 2/22/2013)
                                                                                                                               Standard/Onsite: $60.00 (2/23/2013 - end of show)            “Southwestern Cuisine – Tex-Mex Style” in an interac-
Wednesday, March 20, 2013                                                                                                                                                                   tive cooking school and lunch on the deck of the Lazy
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                     Lily River House. Additional time includes opportunities
Gonzalez Convention Center                                                                                                                                                                  for a Texas wine class demonstration and tasting, barge
  R. C. Buford is in his 20th season with the San Antonio Spurs and was named president                                                                                                     rides on the Cibolo Creek, boutique shopping and a Miss
of sports franchises for Spurs Sports & Entertainment in July 2008. In his current position,                                                                                                Lily Western photo of our NSSGA group. Attendees will
he continues to serve as the general manager of the San Antonio Spurs while overseeing                                                                                                      receive a Texas goodie bag to boot for the ride back to
the sports administration for the other three teams in the SS&E family: the Austin Toros,                                                                                                   San Antonio. This will be a good first day in San Antonio!
the San Antonio Silver Stars and the San Antonio Rampage.                                                                                                                                   http://www.riociboloranch.com.
  Buford will talk about the challenges of running a sports franchise and what it takes to                                                                                                    Separate fee of $155.00 per person, including lunch.
be successful in life and business.

10   STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, January/February 2013                                                                                                                                     STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, www.nssga.org              11

				
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