Making Community Connections

Graniterock Opens Its Doors To Neighbors And Raises Funds For Two Worthwhile Causes. By Therese Dunphy Graniterock put its quarry operations, environmental stewardship and community support in the spotlight at two open houses held in October. According to Keith Severson, Graniterock’s director of marketing and community involvement, the events have two primary goals: 1) to allow community members to come…

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The Quarry & Aggregates (Q&A) Forum

Rock Products Presents The 2022 Quarry And Aggregates (Q&A) Forum: Industry Thought Leaders Open Up About The Infrastructure Bill, Supply Chain Issues, The Outlook For The Next Year, And More.  By Mark S. Kuhar and Josephine Patterson Each year, Rock Products reaches out to industry thought leaders to get their take on the aggregates industry. In this article, manufacturers comment…

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A Banner Year

It was certainly a banner year for Rock Products. Looking back, 2022 was highlighted by advertising growth, new partnerships and strategic expansion of media offerings. At this year’s AGG1 show, we announced a partnership with Burgex Inc., the Utah-based consulting and data-analysis company. This partnership resulted in an entirely reimagined version of Rock Products’ Aggregates Atlas, which along with Burgex’s…

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Announcing ‘Women in Aggregates’

A woman’s place is in the aggregates industry. We are pleased to announce that SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA Miner and North American Mining magazines  – has launched Women in Aggregates, womeninaggregates.com, a new group dedicated to supporting women working in the aggregates industry.  The initiative follows the efforts of similar…

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Women in Aggregates: Anne Noonan

An Industry Outsider Makes Her Mark.  By Josephine Patterson This is the first in a new series that highlights women in the aggregates industry. – Ed  Anne Noonan decided it was time to undertake a new challenge in a different industry. So, after a successful 30-plus-year career in the chemical industry, she took on the role of President and CEO…

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Announcing Women in Aggregates

Nov. 3, 2022 – There are a number of organizations just for women in the mining, construction and building-materials industries, such as Women in Mining, Women in Construction and Women of Asphalt, not to mention Women of CalCIMA, a group from the California Construction and Industrial Minerals Association. Now, SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA…

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SEMCO Publishing Launches Women in Aggregates Group

SEMCO Publishing – parent company of Rock Products, Cement Products, Concrete Products, The ASIA Miner and North American Mining magazines – has launched Women in Aggregates, womeninaggregates.com, a group dedicated to supporting women working in the aggregates industry. The initiative follows the efforts of similar groups such as Women in Mining, Women in Construction and Women of Asphalt. The Mission Statement of the group is,…

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Welcome Back!

Community Flocks To Stoneco Maumee As The Quarry Hosts Its First Open House Since 2019. By Therese Dunphy In late August, Stoneco’s Maumee Quarry threw open its doors, hosting a successful open house enjoyed by community members and a candidate for the district’s U.S. House of Representatives seat. Mia Trevino, a sales intern for the company, took the lead in…

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Cat’s Sharon Holling Retires

One of the construction and aggregates industry trade press’s most ardent supporters has moved on, after Sharon Holling of the Caterpillar Trade Press Relations team announced her retirement. She served more than 45 years with the company. Her help and dedication has been beneficial to me personally as a long-time aggregates industry editor, and I can state the obvious: she…

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Aggregates Industry Market Report

In This Quarterly Report, Provided Exclusively to Rock Products, Capstone Partners Offers Insight Into Merger and Acquisition Activity, Capital Markets Trends, Aggregate Production and Pricing. By Darin Good, Brian Krehbiel and Crista Gilmore Capstone Partners’ Building Products & Construction Services Team is pleased to share its Rock Products report. Healthy backlogs and persistent aggregates-intensive construction projects have fueled demand for sector participants, despite a backdrop…

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