NSSGA releases U.S. aggregate production map

By |  January 21, 2016

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) released an interactive map that displays the aggregate production of each state, as well as the number of mines and people it takes to produce these materials. The map separately shows crushed stone and sand and gravel production, in addition to the length of highway miles in each state. It also allows users to download PDFs detailing each state’s information.

Many uses of aggregates are easy to see in our homes, towns and cities, but not many people realize aggregates are used in everyday products such as paper, glass, toothpaste and medicine, reports NSSGA.

“It has been estimated that every American will need about 1.18 million pounds of stone, sand and gravel in their lifetimes,” says Mike Johnson, president and CEO of NSSGA. “Aggregates aren’t just found in roads and bridges. They make up the concrete in our foundations, the shingles on the roof and everywhere in between, like the wallboard, tile, glass and plaster.”

All of the data for the map was compiled by NSSGA. Click here to view the interactive map.

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