More than a magazine

By |  April 18, 2012

Two big news stories have been in play as we’ve gone to press with each issue this year. There is Martin Marietta Materials’ hostile takeover bid for Vulcan Materials Co., and then there’s the ongoing political struggle to get a multi-year transportation bill passed in Washington. As with any weekly or monthly periodical, the story has often changed by the time the publication reaches its subscribers.

That is why we post breaking news on our website, Twitter, and the Pit & Quarry Facebook page. And, unlike some other industry information sources, the news we post is specifically of interest to North American aggregate producers.

We also deliver the news directly to you through our P&Q Weekly Report e-newsletter. More than 5,000 subscribers receive it by email, and those same subscribers also receive our special e-newsletters live from major industry trade shows. Do you get the free P&Q Weekly report? If not, sign up here.

Plus, the Pit & Quarry YouTube channel offers videos from equipment manufacturers, as well as videos taken by Pit & Quarry at industry trade shows. Most recently, our video camera detailed the happenings at the AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo in Charlotte, N.C.

In regards to our monthly magazine, it is available electronically, as well as in print. The electronic “digital edition” is viewed by thousands, and allows anyone with an Internet connection to read the magazine.

The 100th anniversary of Pit & Quarry is just four years away. For the first 80 years of its existence, Pit & Quarry was simply a print magazine. But in the past 15 years, we have evolved to deliver news and information in the most timely manner using the latest technologies available.

Stay tuned, because we will soon be offering even more ways to stay in touch with the industry.


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

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