Four to celebrate at the P&Q Hall of Fame 2019

By |  January 25, 2019

The return of AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo and the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) Annual Convention means the next Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner is around the corner, as well.

The 2019 induction ceremony is Feb. 11 in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Lee Beckmann

The 2019 induction ceremony is Feb. 11 in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Lee Beckmann

The 2019 ceremony in Indianapolis will be the seventh rendition of the Hall of Fame festivities, during which Pit & Quarry will welcome four more industry trailblazers to the hall’s illustrious ranks.

This year’s class features four men who made their marks on the equipment supply side of the industry, providing solutions and support to aggregate producers that elevated operations to new heights in production efficiency, safety and more. The 2019 class includes Gene Fisher (Fisher Industries), Manfred Freissle (Polydeck Screen Corp.), George Sidney (McLanahan Corp.) and Washington Samuel Tyler (W.S. Tyler/Haver & Boecker). Freissle and Sidney will be on hand for the induction ceremony while Fisher and Tyler will be enshrined posthumously.

The Hall of Fame festivities precede the start of AGG1, kicking off Monday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. with a cocktail reception that will be followed by dinner at 8 p.m. and the induction ceremony to begin shortly thereafter.

Tickets for the black-tie gala are $100 and can be purchased at www.pitandquarryhalloffame.com/tickets. Dinner and drinks are included with each ticket purchase. Ticket quantities are limited.

While the aggregate industry will honor Fisher, Freissle, Sidney and Tyler in Indianapolis, P&Q also pays tribute to the 2019 class within this issue. Read on for individual profiles of the inductees, who will ultimately be represented in the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, Colorado, following February’s celebration.

P&Q partnered with the Colorado museum in 2015, giving residence to Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame inductees, whose plaques are showcased in the museum.


The Induction Ceremony

The inductees: Gene Fisher (Fisher Industries), Manfred Freissle (Polydeck Screen Corp.), George Sidney (McLanahan Corp.) and Washington Samuel Tyler (W.S. Tyler/Haver & Boecker Canada)

Location: JW Marriott Indianapolis, White River Ballroom
When: Monday, Feb. 11. A cocktail reception (7-8 p.m.) precedes dinner and the induction ceremony (8-10 p.m.).

Dress: Black tie (i.e., tuxedos for gentlemen, evening wear for ladies)

Tickets: Individual tickets and eight-person tables can be purchased at www.pitandquarryhalloffame.com/tickets

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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