Crushed stone, sand & gravel top guns maintain grip in USGS rankings

Sources: U.S. Geological Survey; Rock Products, CP staff Nine publicly traded and four privately held companies populate the upper ranks of U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Commodity Specialist Jason Willett’s new “Top 100 Crushed Stone” and “Top 100 Sand & Gravel” producer surveys. Based on his analysis of 2021 shipments, here in descending order are the top players in each category:  …

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Premium-countertop market research finds engineered stone hardening lead on granite


Demand for engineered stone countertops grew 28 percent per annum during the 2012–2017 period due to significant sales advances in the residential market, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm. During this time, demand for engineered stone surpassed that of granite, which was formerly regarded as the primary material in the luxury residential market. The study notes that engineered stone is forecast to be the fastest growing countertop surface material, reaching 152 million square feet in 2022 on yearly advances of 4.5 percent.

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Opustone Natural Stone Distributors, Premium natural stone

A Miami-based importer and distributor of fine travertine, marble, granite, quartzite, onyx, limestone, coral and unique stones, has added a high-end Italian line, Salvatori, which transforms ancient materials like marble and natural stone into contemporary building solutions and has been specified on iconic projects worldwide.

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