About Us

The aggregate authority

aboutus-1918Launched in 1916, Pit & Quarry magazine covers the multi-billion-dollar aggregate mining industry. It serves as the leading equipment and technology media source for the crushed stone and sand-and-gravel industries, offering readers relevant information about the latest industry news.

Pit & Quarry offers a monthly magazine, as well as a weekly newsletter and online platform that provide a constant stream of equipment and technology information and news.

Pit & Quarry magazine

Pit & Quarry‘s editorial content is based on extensive reader research. The editorial staff covers the industry from the field, traveling thousands of miles each year to visit quarries, sand and gravel plants, and attend industry trade shows and conferences for our monthly magazine. With editorial offices in Cleveland and an experienced staff of contributing writers, Pit & Quarry has more editorial resources at its disposal than any other aggregate industry magazine.

Going digital

First launched in 1996, Pit & Quarry‘s website has become the leading online information source for aggregate producers. Using the latest technology, it provides visitors the most current and comprehensive information possible. Our weekly Enewsletter, “Pit & Quarry Weekly Report,” also reinforces our need to provide users with breaking industry news as quickly as possible.

In addition, Pit & Quarry offers digital editions of each issue so readers can access the magazine online via our website.

Finally, our social media platforms (X (Twitter) | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram) allow us to rapidly spread industry news and build strong relationships with readers.

Editorial team

k_yanikKevin Yanik, Editor-in-Chief
kyanik@northcoastmedia.net | (216) 706-3724

Kevin Yanik, editor-in-chief, joined Pit & Quarry in 2012. Kevin is also the editorial advisor of Pit & Quarry’s sister magazine, Portable Plants. A Cleveland native and graduate of John Carroll University, Kevin has spent the last 15 years in B2B publishing.

jack kopanskiJack Kopanski, Managing Editor
jkopanski@northcoastmedia.net | (216) 706-3756

Jack Kopanski is managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine and editor-in-chief for Portable Plants magazine. A Strongsville native, Jack graduated from Kent State University in 2018 and spent three years working in newspapers before joining North Coast Media in August 2021.

marie emerickMarie Emerick, Digital Media Specialist
memerick@northcoastmedia.net | (216) 706-3747

Marie Emerick is the digital media specialist for Pit & Quarry magazine. She has a bachelor’s degree in digital media production from Kent State University. In addition to Pit & Quarry, Marie also serves as the digital media specialist for GPS World magazine.

b_doranBill Doran, MSHA & Law Columnist

Bill Doran’s practice is concentrated in safety and health law and litigation at the law firm Ogletree Deakins. Doran represents and advises companies with respect to issues arising under federal and state safety and health statutes. He represents companies in accident investigations, special investigations, audits and discrimination investigations conducted by MSHA and OSHA, as well as state agencies. He also represents companies in litigation before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, the Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission and the federal courts. Doran advises and represents companies and trade associations on local and national issues within the purview of federal agency administrators.

m_lopezMargo Lopez, MSHA & Law Columnist

Margo Lopez is the managing shareholder of the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins, and is a long-time workplace safety lawyer representing mining companies in the coal, metal, stone, sand and gravel industries. She is a highly successful litigator and regularly presents company and industry cases before administrative law judges, Federal Review Commissions and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Lopez represents mine operators in federal investigations and cases arising out of mine incidents and agency enforcement actions under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act. She has been lead counsel in the aftermath of serious mine accidents and she represents companies and witnesses in MSHA special investigations and safety discrimination cases.

g_reddinGeorge Reddin, Economics Columnist

George Reddin, Pit & Quarry’s economics columnist, is a managing director with FMI Capital Advisors, FMI Corp.’s registered investment banking subsidiary. Reddin specializes in mergers, acquisitions and financial advisory services. He works with companies in the construction materials industry, including aggregate, hot-mix asphalt, ready-mix concrete and concrete product producers, as well as contractors involved in road-building construction. Reddin is also a member of the National Asphalt Pavement Association; the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association; the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association; and the National Precast Concrete Association.

r_mineoRob Mineo, Economics Columnist

Rob Mineo is a managing director with FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., FMI Corporation’s registered investment banking subsidiary. Mineo specializes in mergers and acquisitions for the construction materials industry. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Mineo worked as a mechanical design engineer and holds a professional engineering license as well as a LEED AP certification for sustainable building practices. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

e_coughlinEvan Coughlin, Economics Columnist

Evan Coughlin is a vice president with FMI Capital Advisors, Inc., FMI Corporation’s registered investment banking subsidiary. Coughlin is responsible for executing merger and acquisition advisory for a variety of companies across the engineering and construction space. He specializes in the construction materials industry, including aggregate, hot mix asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and concrete product producers.

Sales team

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