PACA Holds Educational Sessions, Tour at Rohrer’s Quarry

The Pennsylvania Aggregates and Concrete Association (PACA), Pennsylvania’s leading voice for the crushed stone, ready mixed concrete, sand and gravel, and cement industries, offered educational sessions and a tour on Sept. 14 at PACA member Rohrer’s Quarry in Lititz. In addition to the quarry tour, attendees heard presentations about: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce led by Rick Munson of Paramount Business…

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York Building Products Acquires Union Quarries

York Building Products acquired Union Quarries, a Carlisle, Pa.-based manufacturer of crushed stone, asphalt and ready-mix concrete products. “This exciting acquisition will allow both operations to provide a greater level of product offering for our respective customers, increase our level of customer service, and help us jointly reach a broader market area” said Dave Semple, president of York Building Products.…

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Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots Of The Crushed Stone, Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Gypsum And Lime Markets The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates 2021 total aggregates production at approximately 2.5 billion metric tons per year (Gt), a 5% increase over 2020. In its Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 report, the agency reports Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, Cement, Industrial Sand, Gypsum and Lime…

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Aggregates Production

The Estimated Production-For-Consumption Of Construction Aggregates In The First Quarter Of 2022 Increased In Four Of The Nine Geographic Divisions. The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason…

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AggMaps Launches Digital Marketplace for Construction Aggregates

AggMaps announced the launch of its website and digital marketplace. With more than 25,000 quarries, pits, landfills and dumps mapped in the U.S., AggMaps simplifies the time-consuming task of sourcing, delivering and purchasing construction aggregates. AggMaps brings additional transparency, efficiency, and productivity gains to a historically inefficient marketplace – the sourcing and transporting of construction aggregates. The COVID era has…

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Reports from Tennessee and California

•   According to The Claiborne Progress, some community members maintain that The Rogers Group’s quarry operation in Speedwell, Tenn., “is ruining the land and polluting the air and water while The Rogers Group shows no regard.” This exaggeration was disputed hands-down by The Rogers Group, which stated, “Crushed stone from the plant in Speedwell is being used in the…

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Rogers Group Responds to Quarry Complaint

July 12, 2022 – According to The Claiborne Progress, some community members maintain that The Rogers Group’s quarry operation in Speedwell, Tenn., “is ruining the land and polluting the air and water while The Rogers Group shows no regard.” This exaggeration was disputed hands-down by The Rogers Group, which stated, “Crushed stone from the plant in Speedwell is being used in the Highway 63…

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Commanders Seek Chantilly Crushed Stone Site

June 16, 2021 – Negotiations between the Washington Commanders football team and economic leaders in Loudoun County, Va., are continuing despite the failure of a stadium financing package that would have given owner Dan Snyder hundreds of millions of dollars to help pay for the stadium, according to WUSA9 news. But if the Commanders want to build its new stadium in…

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The Nation’s Top Producing States

June 15, 2022 – In the recent quarterly production report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the five leading aggregates-producing states were, in descending order of production-for-consumption, Texas, California, Florida, Missouri and Arizona. Their combined total production-for-consumption was 169 million metric tons (Mt) and increased by 10.5% when compared with that of the same period of 2021. Specifically for crushed stone,…

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