Editors’ Blog

Ranking the nation’s top crushed stone producers

July 13, 2017By

The U.S. Geological Survey produced its latest list of the top crushed stone producers in the United States. Find out which companies make up the top 25.

Aggregate Industries' Saugus quarry will be reclaimed in the next 15 years. Photo courtesy of LafargeHolcim

Reclamation underway at Aggregate Industries’ Saugus Quarry

July 12, 2017By

Aggregate Industries plans to start reclamation at a quarry in Massachusetts. The project has taught the company the importance of listening and collaborating.

Aggregate outlook declines beyond 2017

Aggregate outlook declines beyond 2017

July 7, 2017By

Construction markets remain healthy along with a growing economy. Near term, the prospect of 3-plus percent GDP growth looks good; longer term they look worse.

Analysis: What Martin Marietta’s purchase of Bluegrass means

June 29, 2017By

George Reddin, managing director at FMI Capital Advisors, offers some perspective on Martin Marietta’s $1.6 billion acquisition of Bluegrass Materials, as well as what’s ahead in the M&A market beyond this deal.

Gallery: Albert Frei & Sons’ Walstrum Quarry

June 26, 2017By

Check out some sights from Pit & Quarry’s recent visit to Albert Frei & Sons’ Walstrum Quarry in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

‘Infrastructure week’ an opportunity for progress

June 5, 2017By

The White House kicks off a series of week-long events focused on revitalizing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Could this week’s focus be a true step toward the achievement of an effective, long-term highway bill?

Drawing inspiration from the aggregate industry

June 5, 2017By

Getting credit for a job well done is a nice reward. But seeing others succeed and giving away the credit can be even more rewarding.

Deere execs weigh in on adding the Wirtgen Group

June 1, 2017By

The president and senior vice president of sales and marketing at John Deere discuss the acquisition of the Wirtgen Group and what it means for the two companies.