Changes on the horizon

By |  December 7, 2015

aboutus-1918As mentioned before in this space, next year marks the 100th anniversary of Pit & Quarry magazine. It’s interesting to leaf through the old issues in our archive and see the changes that have occurred along the way, not only in the aggregates industry, but in the look and feel of the magazine, as well.

No one stays on top by standing pat, so with that in mind we will be introducing a completely new-look Pit & Quarry in March of next year. And the changes will be much more than a simple freshening of the magazine’s design. Our content will evolve, as well, including changes you have requested.

We conducted a focus group of readers to find out what they like to read, what type of information helps them in their work, and through which media channels they most like to receive content. And we sent out a survey to thousands of our readers in order to learn the same kind of information.

If you were not part of our survey, I encourage you to send me an email with your opinions about our magazine, website and enewsletters. What changes would you like to see? We want to hear from you. Write to me at

Although we are making changes, one thing that will never change is our strong editorial content from veteran contributors like Mike Heenan, David Chereb and George Reddin, as well as from veteran writers such as Loretta Sorensen and experts from the many equipment manufacturers who supply our industry. Also, while many publications are cutting back, we expanded our editorial team with two new hires in the past year.

Another thing that won’t change is our focus on equipment and technology. For 100 years, we’ve brought you the latest equipment innovations, and we look forward to continuing that focus as technological changes accelerate. It’s an interesting time for the aggregates industry.

By the official date of our 100th anniversary next autumn, I will have been with Pit & Quarry 20 years – one-fifth of the publication’s journey. It’s hard for me to believe.

The changes we make beginning in March will be the start of a new 100-year journey for this brand, helping it evolve in print and electronically – wherever the future of media takes us.

About the Author:

Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at

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