Ranking the nation’s top crushed stone producers

By |  July 13, 2017

Vulcan Materials remains at No. 1 among the nation’s top crushed stone-producing companies. Photo courtesy of Vulcan Materials.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) produced its latest list of the top crushed stone producers in the United States.

According to Jason Christopher Willett, a mineral commodity specialist at USGS, the following list is based on 2015 production data USGS collected. Keep in mind that this list does not reflect changes in corporate ownership that took place over the last 24 months or so.

  1. Vulcan Materials Co.
  2. Martin Marietta Aggregates
  3. Oldcastle Materials Inc.
  4. Lehigh Hanson Inc.
  5. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V.
  6. Lafarge North America Inc.
  7. Rogers Group Inc.
  8. Carmeuse Lime & Stone
  9. Holcim Group/Aggregate Industries Management Inc.
  10. Lhoist North America
  11. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc.
  12. Luck Stone Corp.
  13. Summit Materials Inc.
  14. Ash Grove Cement Co.
  15. Dolese Bros. Co.
  16. Bluegrass Materials Co.
  17. National Lime & Stone Co.
  18. Vecellio & Grogan Inc.
  19. Buzzi Unicem USA Inc.
  20. Mulzer Crushed Stone Inc.
  21. Eagle Materials Inc.
  22. Eucon Corp.
  23. The H&K Group
  24. Fred Weber Inc.
  25. Texas Crushed Stone Co. Inc.

A few transactional developments have obviously happened since 2015 that will warrant adjustments to the next crushed stone producer list USGS publishes, including Lafarge North America Inc. and Holcim Group/Aggregate Industries Management Inc. becoming LafargeHolcim. Also, Martin Marietta’s recent acquisition of Bluegrass is not reflected in this list, as that deal will likely be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

The top 10 crushed stone producers on this list are all the same as the last time USGS produced rankings of the nation’s top crushed stone producers. The only difference among the top 10 this year is that Rogers Group (No. 7) and Carmeuse Lime & Stone (No. 8) swapped spots.

Some notable movement upward this year includes Summit edging up one spot to No. 13; Bluegrass moving up 21 spots after previously landing at No. 37 among USGS’ top 100 crushed stone-producing companies; Mulzer, which Oldcastle/CRH acquired earlier this year, gaining four spots to No. 20; and Fred Weber jumping two spots to No. 24.

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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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