Welcome to The Aggregates Almanac

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the “Aggregates Almanac: The Ultimate Information Resource for Quarry Operators.” Published now for the sixth year in a row, feedback from our readers indicates that this publication is widely used and valued; and retained as a go-to information source.

Rock Products’ Benchmark 2022 survey indicated that aggregates operators are highly interested in:

  • Equipment upgrades.
  • Mine development. 
  • New equipment.
  • Technology upgrades.

Our updated and improved North American Buyers’ Guide gives producers all of the information they need to contact manufacturers and suppliers to make these important purchases. 

Again this year is a “Buy M&S” guide. The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Manufacturers and Services (M&S) Division is comprised of companies that support the aggregates industry through NSSGA participation. Buying products and services from these companies supports the greater good NSSGA does on behalf of the industry.

Our Top Aggregates Producers lists are the most current provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), while The Mineral Commodity Summaries, also from USGS, provide a quick-glance snapshot of various industry segments.

The MSHA pages detail the fatalities that have occurred within the industry over the past year. The Aggregates Almanac always features a new safety article from regular contributor Joseph McGuire, and this year is no exception. His article on active safety training is a keeper.

The other data, statistics and features in the Aggregates Almanac are meant to create a snapshot of an industry poised to profit from the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

There is something for everyone in the Aggregates Almanac. We hope you find this edition useful. Is there anything you would like to see in future editions of the Aggregates Almanac? Let me know about it at [email protected]

Mark S. Kuhar, editor
[email protected]
(330) 722‐4081
Twitter: @editormarkkuhar

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