AGG1, NSSGA Annual Convention on the horizon

By |  February 11, 2018

The Pit & Quarry staff is headed to Houston in a few short weeks for AGG1, the NSSGA Annual Convention, the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and more. Photo by Katie Haugland Bowen on Flickr

Trade show season is in full swing, and Pit & Quarry is making final preparations for yet another industry event with the upcoming AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo that takes us to Houston.

As always, Pit & Quarry will exhibit at AGG1. We invite you to swing by Booth 1563 to say hello and visit with our editorial team. We look forward to hearing from aggregate producers about standout equipment on the show floor, your next big projects and the state of construction materials demand in your markets.

In our upcoming March edition which will soon be hitting mailboxes, we’ve got you fully covered ahead of AGG1 with a preview of equipment and technologies you can expect to see on the show floor. Also, look for our “Must-See Exhibits” supplement with your March issue. It will serve as a handy guide as you navigate Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center.

Of course, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association‘s (NSSGA) Annual Convention is held in conjunction with AGG1, and we’ve got you covered in our March edition ahead of this industry meeting, as well.

The sixth annual Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will also take place in Houston. P&Q expects its largest showing to date for the inductions of Charles Luck III, Ward Nye, Bill Sandbrook and Frank Squires. It’s not too late to secure a ticket to this black-tie function, but seating is limited for the March 6 ceremony.

Industry vibes

While the P&Q staff looks forward to these upcoming events, we expect the good vibes experienced lately in the industry to carry through to AGG1.

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 plummeted last week, and a number of construction materials stocks dropped sharply along with the better part of the financial sector. But the sentiment on Wall Street is that markets are merely correcting and not on the verge of some greater plunge.

Shortly before markets dipped, we hosted the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference at Streamsong Resort in Bowling, Green, Florida, where producers, manufacturers and industry stakeholders expressed a number of positive sentiments about the state of the industry. George Reddin, managing director at FMI Capital Advisors who writes a quarterly column for P&Q, described the conditions in the market for deal-making as the best we’ve seen in about a decade. Look for full coverage of the Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference in the April edition of the magazine.

In the meantime, be sure to look for P&Q in Houston and subscribe to our e-newsletter, Pit & Quarry Weekly Report, ahead of the show. We’ll deliver a couple of special AGG1 editions of the newsletter to your inboxes the week of March 5.

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or

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