Dennis Coker, Natural Resource Partners

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WINNER OF THE 2015 MARK S. WALSH AWARD, SPONSORED BY ROCK PRODUCTS First of all, congratulations. How do you feel about receiving the Mark S. Walsh Award? It is definitely an honor to be considered in the same group as previous Mark S. Walsh Award winners such as Paul Mellott Jr., Rich Blake, Bill Sandbrook and Charlie Luck IV, to…

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Industry’s Young Leaders Meet in Florida

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The industry’s future leaders met in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., April 30-May 2, for the annual National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Young Leaders Meeting. This year set a (non-reunion) year record with 175 attendees – 41 of which were first-timers. The event was kicked off with an impressive tour of the Cemex Miami cement plant – a highlight for many, including…

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Millennials Drive Less

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The latest evidence of the generational shift is a new report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group (U.S. PIRG) Education Fund and the Frontier Group that shows young people born roughly between 1983 and 2000 are continuing to be less car-dependent than their parents even as they age and the economy improves. Between 2001 and 2009, there was a 23 percent decline in the…

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Luck Stone Looks to the Next Generation

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Luck Stone’s Mark Fernandes, chief leadership officer, writes on the company’s website: “Most recently I had the pleasure of spending some time with a new team inside our company that had come together for the first time. A team led by, and solely comprised of our next gen associates challenged with managing and coordinating all of our social channels across…

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App of the Month – April 2015

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John Deere announced its new John Deere App Center: a convenient mobile app, designed specifically for John Deere equipment users. “This new tool offers applications that will help users increase the performance and productivity of their equipment,” said Pat Pinkston, vice president, technology and information solutions, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. “Other apps will be available to help manage many…

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Turin Addresses Young Leaders Luncheon at NSSGA Convention

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Dave Turin of the hit Discovery Channel TV show “Gold Rush” gave the keynote address at the NSSGA’s Young Leaders luncheon, sponsored by Rock Products, and his message of hard work, family first and finding personal happiness had everyone in the room clapping. The event was part of NSSGA’s annual convention in Baltimore, held in conjunction with AGG1 and the World of Asphalt.…

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