P&Q Hall of Fame inductee Squires retiring

By |  July 1, 2020
Headshot: Frank Squires


Frank Squires, a washing product specialist at Superior Industries, is retiring after a 60-plus-year career serving the aggregate industry.

Squires was a mentor to dozens of producers and manufacturers during his illustrious career – including many of his colleagues in Superior’s wet processing segment.

“Early on, he put me in the right situations and pointed me in the right direction so I could learn from him and others,” says John Bennington, a colleague at Superior who considers Squires a mentor. “So many people learned many technical details from him that were essential to our own achievements.”

Squires is an innovator and world-renowned expert in washing and classifying technologies. His work earned five patents for the companies he served. He is a co-inventor of next-level computer control systems for classifying tanks. For his contributions to the aggregate industry, Squires was inducted to the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame in 2018. Squires entered the Hall of Fame alongside Charles Luck III (Luck Companies/Luck Stone), Ward Nye (Martin Marietta) and Bill Sandbrook (U.S. Concrete).

“On behalf of all of our employees at Superior, I want to express our deepest gratitude to Frank,” Bennington says. “His generosity of time, passion for customers and patience to teach have made us all better people inside and outside of work.”

After graduating from Des Moines Technical High School in 1957, Squires started as a draftsman at Eagle Iron Works (EIW). He drew up washing equipment during his 16 years at the company before transitioning into more technical work.

Squires took on a position fully dedicated to sales in 1971 before becoming sales manager at GreyStone in the early 1990s. Superior acquired GreyStone in 2014, and Squires served as an aggregate specialist for the manufacturer’s wet processing products.

To learn more about Squires’ career and contributions to the industry, click here.

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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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