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In its latest quarterly report on aggregates, the U.S. Geological Survey says aggregate production was up 3 percent in the third quarter. Photo: P&Q Staff

USGS: Aggregate production drops to start 2024

May 28, 2024 By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that crushed stone production was down 4.6 percent in the first quarter while sand and gravel production dropped 2.8 percent.

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The production of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the fourth quarter showed signs of softening, according to FMI Capital Advisors. Photo: Diatrezor/iStock / Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

USGS: Aggregate production dipped slightly in 2023

March 1, 2024 By

Fourth-quarter gains in crushed stone and sand and gravel put an end to several quarters of consecutive decreases.

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The new plant produces two spec sands. Photo: P&Q Staff

CRH remains atop USGS’s sand and gravel producer rankings

February 7, 2024 By

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released its latest top 100 list ranking the nation’s sand and gravel producers by their volumes. CRH Americas Materials tops the list. Find out about the other 99.

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Vulcan tops USGS’s 2024 crushed stone producers list

February 6, 2024 By

Vulcan Materials is still No. 1 on the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) ranking of the nation’s top crushed stone producers, but several new companies crack the top 100 this year.

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2021 aggregate production totals should be favorable once the U.S. Geological Survey presents them in full early in 2022. Photo: P&Q Staff

USGS: Third-quarter aggregate production declines

November 29, 2023 By

Total construction aggregate production was down slightly in the third quarter, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Get breakdowns on crushed stone and sand and gravel.

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After a successful 2022, industry stakeholders are optimistic that, given the right conditions, 2023 with be another bountiful year. Photo: P&Q Staff

Assessing the mood of the aggregate industry

September 27, 2023 By

While this year probably won’t be one for the record book, P&Q’s Kevin Yanik says producers are once again exhibiting the resiliency that gutted them to success during the early years of the decade.

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The new plant produces two spec sands. Photo: P&Q Staff

USGS: Aggregate production down slightly in second quarter

September 6, 2023 By

While crushed stone production was flat, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) says sand and gravel production slipped 4 percent in the second quarter.

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FEC Quarry in Miami is the third-largest producer of crushed stone in the United States, according to the latest United States Geological Survey rankings. Photo by Zach Mentz

Ranking the nation’s top 100 crushed stone producers

June 28, 2023 By

The U.S. Geological Survey released its top 100 crushed stone producing companies based on 2021 tonnage totals.

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The new plant produces two spec sands. Photo: P&Q Staff

Ranking the nation’s top 100 sand and gravel producers

June 14, 2023 By

The U.S. Geological Survey published a list of the nation’s top producers based on the volumes they put out in a recent year.

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