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Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

Washington Samuel Tyler set wire product standards and developed equipment that changed the nature of screening. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Haver founder’s descendant pays homage to screening pioneer

April 15, 2019By

Niklas Haver, chairman at Major, a Haver & Boecker company, accepted the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame honor on behalf of Washington Samuel Tyler.

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In his induction remarks, George Sidney characterized the aggregate industry as a noble industry, one that represents a base for everything. “Everything starts with us,” he says, “whether it’s construction aggregate or the mining and mineral processing industries.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Former McLanahan president reflects on his career journey

April 11, 2019By

George Sidney joined McLanahan as a design engineer before working his way up to president and COO. Now he holds a place in the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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Manfred Freissle touched on his signature development, synthetic modular screen media, during his Hall of Fame induction speech. Says Freissle: “We proved it over many years.” Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Faith, family and friends drove Polydeck’s Freissle

April 10, 2019By

Manfred Freissle, the co-founder of Polydeck, describes the support he received throughout his career during his acceptance at the P&Q Hall of Fame.

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One of the greatest achievements of Gene Fisher, whose Hall of Fame plaque is pictured above, was launching General Steel & Supply, making it possible for him to design, fabricate, field-test, demonstrate, assemble and deliver custom equipment not just for Fisher Sand & Gravel, but for aggregate companies throughout the industry. Photo by PamElla Lee Photography.

Fisher Industries’ president offers tribute to his father

April 9, 2019By

Tommy Fisher, president and CEO of Fisher Industries and the son of 2019 inductee Gene Fisher, accepted the honor on behalf of his late father.

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2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

March 7, 2019By

Check out videos from the 2019 Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame, which took place Feb. 11 in Indianapolis.

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George Sidney, left, celebrated the 170th anniversary of McLanahan Corp. alongside Michael McLanahan, center, and Sean McLanahan back in 2005. Photo: McLanahan Corp.

P&Q Hall of Fame Profile: George Sidney

February 19, 2019By

Always putting the producer first, former McLanahan President and COO George Sidney made a lasting impression on the industry.

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W.S. Tyler’s first wire weaving mill was founded in September 1872 in Cleveland. Tyler’s company was originally called Cleveland Wire Works, but the name soon changed to W.S. Tyler. Washington Samuel Tyler spent much of his life in Ohio, and a W.S. Tyler production site remains on the east site of Cleveland today in Mentor, Ohio. Photo: Haver & Boecker

P&Q Hall of Fame Profile: Washington Samuel Tyler

February 18, 2019By

Washington Samuel Tyler was a pioneer who set standards for wire products and developed equipment that changed the nature of screening.

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Manfred Freissle, left, with Helmut Rosenbusch, an original business partner in South Africa. Photo courtesy of Polydeck

P&Q Hall of Fame Profile: Manfred Freissle

February 17, 2019By

Manfred Freissle, a man motivated by family and faith, developed an innovative screening product that moved the aggregate industry forward.

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Photo:Gene Fisher, left, attended a number of equipment auctions with his son, Tommy, as he prepared him to lead Fisher Industries. Photo: Fisher Industries

P&Q Hall of Fame Profile: Gene Fisher

February 16, 2019By

The North Dakota quarry man who made a lasting impact through commitment and innovation.

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