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Pit & Quarry Roundtable a few weeks away

By |  January 1, 2022

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The Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference returns next month, and aggregate producers interested in attending the annual event still have time to apply.

The Roundtable, scheduled for Jan. 24-25 at The Biltmore in Miami, brings producers together with manufacturers, dealers and other industry professionals. The event offers unique learning opportunities and provides a platform to network with aggregate industry leaders.

“For me, [the Roundtable] is a lot about networking and hearing what others have to say about things,” says Mark Krause, managing director of North America at McLanahan Corp., who attended the Roundtable in 2022. “We’re all facing the same kind of things. We’re all facing inflation [and] supply chain issues, so it’s [about] talking to people and seeing old faces and new.”

Speakers slated to appear at the 2023 Roundtable include Bill Doran, shareholder of the Washington, D.C., office at Ogletree Deakins; Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association; and George Reddin, managing director of FMI Capital Advisors. 

Doran will cover mine safety topics and explore the latest developments at the Mine Safety & Health Administration, while Johnson will offer perspective on the legislative and regulatory environment. Reddin, meanwhile, will present a forecast for the year ahead, touching on mergers and acquisitions, market drivers, trends and producer performances.

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, will host the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, will host the 2023 Pit & Quarry Roundtable & Conference. Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

“I think what makes [the Roundtable] a great use of time is the reinforcement of some of the buzzwords that are used in the industry: sustainability, energy efficiency [and] safety,” says Nick Roseto, national account manager for mining, aggregate and cement at ABB, who attended the Roundtable in 2021. “To hear some of the younger folks I haven’t met talk about those as open as they are is great for the industry and a real positive moving forward.”

Warren Hawkridge, a veteran Roundtable attendee who last attended in 2021, also finds the Pit & Quarry event to be beneficial.

“This is a small enough event that you get to talk to people and really get to know them, whether it’s someone you can buy from now or buy from in the future,” says Hawkridge, now senior vice president at ALM Holding Co. “Or, it can be a producer you hadn’t met before.

“This is a very small industry,” he adds, “and just getting time to spend with people in it is extremely valuable.”

Producers interested in applying for the 2023 Roundtable can do so here. For more information, reach out to Pit & Quarry’s Kevin Yanik by phone at 216-706-3724 or email him at kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

How manufacturers, dealers factor in

The Roundtable isn’t just for aggregate producers. Equipment manufacturers, dealers, service providers and others are welcome to partner with the magazine on the event.

Roundtable partnerships are available in three tiers: Platinum, Gold and Silver. Companies interested in partnering with Pit & Quarry can contact the magazine’s business team ahead of the Jan. 24-25 event:

• Rob Fulop, 216-706-3741, rfulop@northcoastmedia.net
• Dino Vitanza, 216-706-3744, dvitanza@northcoastmedia.net

Kevin Yanik

About the Author:

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

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