Memphis Stone & Gravel, sister company of Lehman-Roberts Company, today announced that Hal Williford, president and chief executive officer, was named chairman of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) Board of Directors. He will hold the position until the next Annual Convention.
“It’s an honor to be named chairman and to have the opportunity to serve the members of NSSGA,” said Williford. “I look forward to working with the board and all members to improve NSSGA and better serve our industry.”
As chairman, Williford is eager to continue improving the Rocks Build America strategic plan, as well as continue growing NSSGA membership, especially among small and medium producers. He believes that these smaller companies are crucial to the grassroots advocacy campaigns, and since they make up a large section of the industry, should have a voice.
After graduating from the University of Memphis, Williford began his career at Lehman-Roberts in 1985 serving as a quality control technician. Since then, he has worked his way up serving as manager of materials and quality control, vice president and now president of Memphis Stone & Gravel. He is an active member in the aggregates industry and has served on the Lehman-Roberts, Memphis Stone & Gravel, Associated General Contractors of West Tennessee and Tennessee Infrastructure Alliance boards. Additionally, in 2009, he served as president of the Tennessee Road Builders Association and chaired the NSSGA Government Affairs Committee from 2008 to 2010.
About National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association
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 and represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel mined annually in the United States. Production of aggregates in the U.S. in 2013 totaled more than 2 billion metric tons at a value of $18.6 billion. The aggregates industry employs approximately 100,000 highly-skilled men and women.
About Memphis Stone & Gravel Co.
Memphis Stone & Gravel is a locally owned and operated aggregate supplier to Memphis and North Mississippi. In business since 1910, Memphis Stone & Gravel has earned a reputation for supplying outstanding construction materials to the markets it serves. The company has continued to protect the lands it mines, all the while restoring resources to productive and beautiful uses after mining.
For more information about Memphis Stone & Gravel, please call (901) 774-7874 or visit www.msgravel.com.
About Lehman-Roberts Co.
Lehman-Roberts has been a part of the fabric of Memphis for more than 75 years. Now in its fourth generation of family ownership, Lehman-Roberts continues to build upon a long tradition of quality, trust and strong managerial leadership that distinguishes the company among competitors in the highway construction industry. With an impressive record, vibrant leadership, and sister-company Memphis Stone & Gravel, Lehman-Roberts is well poised for its next 75 years of success “paving the Mid-South.”
For more information about Lehman-Roberts, please call (901) 774-4000 or visit www.lehmanroberts.com.