July 20, 2021 – Did you know that 38,000 tons of aggregate go into each lane mile of interstate highway? Construction of the average home requires 400 tons of aggregate, while the average size school or hospital requires 15,000 tons. Every state and roughly three-quarters of the nation’s counties are home to an aggregate operation, producing nearly 2.4 billion tons of material annually, valued at more than $25 billion. More than 94% of asphalt pavement and more than 80% of a concrete sidewalk is aggregate. The aggregate industry employs more than 100,000 men and women across the country.