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The path forward for the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame

By |  June 24, 2019
The 2019 induction ceremony is Feb. 11 in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Lee Beckmann

The P&Q Hall of Fame will return in 2021 in time for AGG1 in Atlanta. Photo courtesy of Lee Beckmann

AGG1 and Bauma came and went this year, and ConExpo-Con/Agg will soon be coming into focus.

Plans have long been underway for exhibiting manufacturers, who cyclically target the once-every-three-years trade show to unleash their latest wave of developments. The 2020 ConExpo-Con/Agg will surely be a showcase event for next-generation technology, making Las Vegas the place to shop for equipment.

ConExpo-Con/Agg has twice provided a platform for the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, first in 2014 in the Hall’s second year and again in 2017. Since establishing the Hall in 2013, Pit & Quarry has also hosted the induction ceremony during AGG1, which has provided the ideal platform for the aggregate industry to effectively pay tribute to those enshrined.

AGG1 has steadily grown over the course of the last decade, and it continues to provide a more concentrated gathering of aggregate industry professionals that makes Pit & Quarry’s intimate ceremony such a special event.

The two Hall of Fame ceremonies hosted at ConExpo-Con/Agg were undoubtedly memorable, with the inductions of Don Brock, Ralph Rogers, Mark Towe and others who poured their hearts and souls into the aggregate industry. But ConExpo-Con/Agg has become so big, putting unprecedented demands on show attendees and exhibitors who are pressed for time during the jam-packed week.

At Pit & Quarry, we’ve taken note of these dynamics over the last seven years and come to realize the Hall of Fame ceremony is best suited for AGG1, where ConExpo-Con/Agg’s demands and Las Vegas’ distractions don’t factor in.

Going forward

Although Pit & Quarry won’t be hosting an induction ceremony in 2020, the magazine continues to accept nominations ahead of our next ceremony in 2021. AGG1 will pick up again in 2021 in Atlanta, where we’ll resume the ceremony and carry it over to AGG1 2022.

In the meantime, we welcome you to nominate someone you deem worthy – a producer, a manufacturer, a dealer or another industry leader – for induction to the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame. Nominations can be submitted at pitandquarryhalloffame.com, and Pit & Quarry will continue to lean on our selection committee, comprised of various industry leaders and Hall of Fame members, to determine the Hall’s next inductees.

In addition, Pit & Quarry will continue to celebrate the tremendous history embodied in the Hall of Fame within the magazine. In the months ahead and as the calendar turns to 2020, look for Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame-centric content featuring the members of the Hall of Fame.


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