Allen-Villere Partners, Rock Products take construction “Pulse”

Source: Rock Products Magazine Concrete Products’ sister publication, Rock Products, has launched “The Pulse,” a quarterly construction industry economic report, and the monthly AVP Pulse Index. Both are joint efforts with Allen-Villere Partners, leading merger & acquisition advisor to aggregate and concrete operators, and debut in the January edition. The premier Pulse is rich in data from authoritative private and public sources alike:…

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Atlas tracks sand & gravel, crushed stone sites from Maine to Maui

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Source: Rock Products

Rock Products magazine has released an exhaustive directory of sand & gravel and crushed stone operations in conjunction with its April edition. The 2020 Aggregates Industry Atlas maps more than 6,000 crushed stone, sand & gravel, and dredging operations state-by-state; plus, a companion directory provides contact details and parent company references where applicable

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Producer fragmentation higher in sand & gravel than crushed stone

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; CP staff

Top 20 sand & gravel and crushed stone producer rankings from USGS Commodity Specialist Jason Willett show strong contrasts in market concentration and operational scale. Producers on the just-released sand & gravel ranking accounted for 30 percent of shipments in 2016, the most recent year for which consolidated figures are available. For the same period, the agency’s crushed stone ranking showed a) the top 20 producers responsible for 743 million mt or 55 percent of the 2016 U.S. output; and, b) the top 100 operators shipping 1.02 billion mt of crushed limestone and granite, or 75 percent of industry deliveries.

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Vulcan, Martin Marietta, Oldcastle top USGS crushed stone ranking

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; Rock Products

The top 20 crushed stone producers accounted for 743 million metric tons, or 55 percent of the 2016 U.S. output, according to a report USGS Commodity Specialist Jason Willet prepared from the most current shipment data available. He also finds that the top 100 operators’ limestone and granite production totaled 1.02 billion mt, or 75 percent of industry shipments, in 2016. The 294 leading companies in his survey, representing 20 percent of operators tracked, were responsible for 1.21 billion mt or 89 percent of output. 

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Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. retired from Martin Marietta Materials’

Longtime Chairman of the Board Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. retired following Martin Marietta Materials’ annual shareholders meeting late last month, but remains a director. President and CEO C. Howard (Ward) Nye assumes the chairman’s post, completing a seamless and orderly succession process.

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Eyeing integration with its Riverside cement, Sahara sand and Gibraltar crushed stone businesses in New Jersey, Silvi Group Cos. has closed Phillips Concrete Cos. asset transactions netting an East Newark masonry supply yard and Union Township block plant; Franklin Township and Hillsborough ready mixed operations; plus, fleet and plant equipment.

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National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and Portland Cement Association are among 15 organizations behind the Mineral Science and Information Coalition (MSIC), formed to advocate for federal agency endeavors such as the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Program—the top source of cement, sand and gravel, and crushed stone shipments.

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