CRH remains atop USGS’s sand and gravel producer rankings

By |  February 7, 2024

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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) published its latest list of the nation’s top sand and gravel producers, ranking them based on their 2022 tonnages.

According to USGS, about 953 million metric tons of sand and gravel were put out by all sand and gravel producers nationwide in 2022. The value of that total was $10.7 billion, USGS says, with the tonnage up 1.4 percent from 2021.

While USGS does not publish sand and gravel tonnages by company, the agency does indicate where companies rank among its top 100. Many of the industry’s major producers – CRH Americas Materials, Vulcan Materials Co. and Martin Marietta included – appear on USGS’s top 100 list this year. See which producers topped the list, who made the top 100 for the first time and who the largest risers and fallers are.

Nos. 76-100

100. Central Specialties (previous ranking: 80th)
99. State Ready Mix (previous ranking: unranked)
98. S&S Aggregates Co. (previous ranking: 92nd)
97. Western Construction (previous ranking: 71st)
96. Lakeview Rock Products (previous ranking: 89th)
95. O.L. Thompson Construction Co. (previous ranking: 93rd)
94. Dun-Rite Sand & Gravel Co. (previous ranking: 83rd)
93. Central-Allied Enterprises (previous ranking: unranked)
92. Nebco (previous ranking: 76th)
91. Travis Materials Group (previous ranking: 94th)
90. Butte Sand & Gravel (previous ranking: unranked)
89. O&G Industries (previous ranking: unranked)
88. Carr Brothers & Sons (previous ranking: 98th)
87. Prowers Aggregate Operators (previous ranking: 95th)
86. Ford Construction Co. (previous ranking: unranked)
85. Gowan Construction (previous ranking: 55th)
84. The Melvin Stone Co. (previous ranking: 77th)
83. Atlanta Sand & Supply Co. (previous ranking: 85th)
82. Beverly Cos. (previous ranking: 53rd)
81. Eucon Corp. (previous ranking: unranked)
80. Bowes Construction (previous ranking: unranked)
79. Troy Sand & Gravel Co. (previous ranking: 58th)
78. P & R Mining (previous ranking: 88th)
77. Wissota Sand & Gravel (previous ranking: 54th)
76. Construction Partners Inc. (previous ranking: 63rd)

Seven previously unranked sand and gravel producers jump into the top 100 this year, including Bowes Construction (No. 80), Eucon Corp. (No. 81), Ford Construction Co. (No. 86), O&G Industries (No. 89), Butte Sand & Gravel (No. 90), Central-Allied Enterprises (No. 93) and State Ready Mix (No. 99). Thirteen of the 25 producers in this group lose ground from a year ago, with Gowan Construction (No. 85) slipping 30 spots from its 55th-place standing a year ago. Other producers with significant drops include Beverly Cos. (down 29 spots to No. 82), Western Construction (down 26 spots to No. 97), Wissota Sand & Gravel (down 23 spots to No. 77), Troy Sand & Gravel Co. (down 21 spots to No. 79) and Central Specialties (down 20 spots to No. 100). The producers to gain the most ground in this group are P&R Mining (up 10 spots to No. 78), Carr Brothers & Sons (up 10 spots to No. 88) and Prowers Aggregate Operators (up eight spots to No. 87).

Related: Vulcan Materials tops USGS’s 2024 crushed stone producers list

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