The nation’s top 25 crushed stone producers

Contributed

June 4, 2015

Domestic production data for crushed stone were derived by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from voluntary surveys of U.S. producers. In 2013, a total of 1,457 companies produced or sold crushed stone from 3,688 operations with 3,837 quarries and 204 sales and/or distribution sites. A total of 1.30 billion short tons of crushed stone was produced for consumption from surface and underground mines, a slight increase from the total production of 2012, but 34 percent less than the record high of 1.96 billion short tons in 2006. The value of the crushed stone produced was $11.8 billion, an increase of 3 percent compared with that of 2012. The average unit value for crushed stone increased slightly compared with the average unit value for 2012. After the relatively constant levels of the past five years, including the small increases of 2012 and 2013, production still remains lower than the level of crushed stone production for consumption in the United States in 1994. The total number of employees working at construction aggregate mines has decreased every year since 2006. Employment is down 20 percent compared with 2006 at mines identified as producing crushed stone by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

The 10 leading crushed stone producing states were, in descending order of tonnage, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Virginia, and Indiana. The combined production of the 10 leading states increased slightly from 2012 to 671 million short tons, accounting for more than one-half of the national total.

In 2013, underground production, totaling 76.8 million short tons, accounted for 6 percent of the U.S. production of crushed stone. Crushed stone was produced in 87 underground mines in 17 states. The five leading states were, in descending order of underground production, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Iowa. Production from these five states represented 68 percent of the U.S. crushed stone produced from underground mines.

The 25 leading companies, in descending order of crushed stone production in 2013, are listed on page 16. These companies, with 1,124 active operations that produced rock from 996 quarries, accounted for 56 percent of the production of crushed stone in the United States. Using the Pareto principle, also known as the 80–20 rule, the combined production of the leading 291 companies was 1.14 billion short tons. This means that 20 percent of the companies produced 88 percent of the total sales of crushed stone in 2013.

A total of 321 crushed stone operations were either idle or presumed to have been idle in 2013 because no production report was received and no employment information was available to estimate their production. Since the 2012 survey, 142 operations have closed. Most of the idle or closed operations were small, temporary quarries, some of which were operated by state or local governments.

1. Vulcan Materials Co. | 1200 Urban Center Drive • Birmingham, AL 35242-2545
Phone: 205-298-3000 | www.vulcanmaterials.com

2. Martin Marietta Aggregates  | 2710 Wycliff Road • Raleigh, NC 27607-3033
Phone: 919-781-4550 |  www.martinmarietta.com

3. Oldcastle Materials, Inc. | 900 Ashwood Parkway, Suite 700 Atlanta, GA 30338-4780
Phone: 770-522-5600 | www.oldcastlematerials.com

4. Lehigh Hanson, Inc. | 300 E. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75062-2727
Phone: 972-653-5500 |  www.lehighcement.com

5. Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. | 840 Gessner, Suite 1400 • Houston, TX 77024-2649
Phone: 713-650-6200 |  www.cemexusa.com

6. Lafarge North America, Inc. | 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 300 • Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-372-1000 |  www.lafarge-na.com

7. Carmeuse Lime & Stone | 11 Stanwix St., 21st Floor • Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1312
Phone: 412-995-5500 |  www.carmeusena.com

8. Rogers Group, Inc. | 421 Great Circle Road • Nashville, TN 37228-1407
Phone: 615-242-0585 |  www.rogersgroupincint.com

9. Holcim Group/Aggregate Industries Management, Inc. | 201 Jones Road • Waltham, MA 02451-1600
Phone: 866-465-2460 |  www.holcim.us

10. Lhoist North America | 3700 Hulen St. • Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: 817-732-8164 |  www.lhoist.us

11. New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc. | 3912 Brumbaugh Road • New Enterprise, PA 16664-9137
Phone: 814-766-2211 |  www.nesl.com

12. Luck Stone Corp. | 515 Stone Mill Drive • Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103-3261
Phone: 804-784-6300 |  www.luckstone.com

13. Ash Grove Cement Co. | 11011 Cody St. • Overland Park, KS 66210-1313
Phone: 913-451-8900 |  www.ashgrove.com

14. Summit Materials, LLC. | 2900 K St., N.W., Suite 100 • Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-339-9509 |  www.summit-materials.com

15. Dolese Bros. Co. | 20 N.W. 13th St. • Oklahoma City, OK 73101-4806
Phone: 405-235-2311 | www.dolese.com

16. National Lime & Stone Co. | 551 Lake Cascade Parkway • Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: 419-422-4341 |  www.natlime.com

17. Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. | 2251 Robert C. Byrd Drive • Beckley, WV 25801
Phone: 304-352-6575 |  www.vecelliogroup.com

18. Texas Industries, Inc. (became part of Martin Marietta, July 2014) | 1341 West Mockingbird Lane • Dallas, TX 75247-6913
Phone: 972-647-6700 |  www.txi.com

19. Buzzi Unicem USA Inc. | 100 Brodhead Road • Bethlehem, PA 18017
Phone: 610-882-5000 |  www.buzziunicemusa.com

20. Eucon Corp. | 4418 8th Ave. • Spokane, WA 99212
Phone: 509-533-1615 |  www.euconcorp.com

21. Eagle Materials Inc. | 3811 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 1100 • Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: 214-432-2000 |  www.eaglematerials.com

22. Graymont Ltd. | #200-10911 Shellbridge Way • Richmond, BC V6X 3C6
Phone: 604-276-9331 |  www.graymont.com

23. The H&K Group | 2052 Lucon Road • Skippack, PA 19474
Phone: 610-584-8500 |  www.hkgroup.com

24. Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc. | 534 Mozart St. • Tell City, IN 47586-2446
Phone:  812-547-7921 | www.mulzer.com

25. Texas Crushed Stone Co., Inc. | 5300 South Interstate 35 • Georgetown, TX 78626
Phone: 512-930-0106 | www.texascrushedstoneco.com

 

Top Crushed Stone Operations for 2013

1 Cemex S.A. B. de C.V . Balcones Quarry Texas
2 Vecellio & Grogan, Inc. White Rock Quarries Florida
3 Martin Marietta Aggregates Beckmann Quarry Texas
4 Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Bridgeport Quarry Texas
5 Texas Crushed Stone Co., Inc Georgetown Quarry & Plant Texas
6 Tower Rock Stone Co. Ste. Genevieve Quarry Missouri
7 Colorado Materials, Ltd. Hunter Quarry Texas
8 Carmeuse Lime & Stone ON-Minerals, Calcite Operation Texas
9 Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. FEC Quarry Florida
10 Holcim Group/Aggregates Industries Ste. Genevieve Plant Missouri
11 Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Servtex Plant Texas
12 Texas Industries, Inc. TXI Mill Creek Quarry Oklahoma
13 Martin Marietta Aggregates Chico Quarry Texas
14 National Lime & Stone Co. Carey Plant Ohio
15 Dolese Bros. Co. Richards Spur Quarry Oklahoma
16 Oldcastle Materials, Inc. Mt. Hope Quarry New Jersey
17 Oldcastle Materials, Inc. Brickeys Quarry Missouri
18 Vulcan Materials Co. McCook Quarry Illinois
19 Texas Industries, Inc. Midlothian Cement Plant Texas
20 Eagle Materials Inc. Buda Quarry Texas
21 Martin Marietta Aggregates. New Braunfels Quarry Texas
22 Oldcastle Materials, Inc. Columbus Limestone Quarry Ohio
23 Capitol Aggregates, Ltd. Capitol Cement Plant and Quarry Texas
24 Cemex S.A.B. de C.V. Black Mountain Quarry California
25 Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Thornton Quarry Illinois

 

Top Operations Profiled in Aggregates Manager

Cemex-Balcones-Quarry-P1040913Cemex’s Balcones Quarry

Before it served as the backdrop for the AGG1 plant tour that year, Aggregates Manager profiled the Balcones Quarry in February 2013. The operation had recently installed a new base plant to produce commercial base for oilfield roads and pads. The 2,400-acre quarry also supplies about 3 million tons of cement rock to its cement plant each year and ships clean stone via rail to the Houston market. The plant team embraces Cemex’s core values of Safety, Ownershiop, Teamwork, Customer Centric, Innovation, and Transparency.

Texas Crushed Stone’s Georgetown Quarry

Texas Crushed Stone’s Georgetown Quarry was profiled in the April 2014 issue of Aggregates Manager. The family-owned and operated company was founded by Edwin Brazelton Snead, who purchased a 200-acre quarry and incorporated the company in 1947. He and some other Georgetown businessmen bought a rail spur that was being abandoned by the Missouri Pacific Railroad and created easy access for the operation’s material into the Austin market. When we visited, the operation ran two separate loadout systems for rail: one for base material from the primary plant and the other for graded material from the blending plant.

Lehigh Hanson, Inc.’s Bridgeport Quarry

When the new Bridgeport plant was built, it boasted a highly-automated, state-of-the-art frac plant, which was featured in the August 2007 issue of Aggregates Manager. The new plant doubled production capacity, which caused ripple effects throughout the plant as everything from drilling and blasting to mobile equipment fleets adjusted to meet the demands of the faster pace. Extensive training helped the same number of employees embrace the new technology that allowed the operation to double down in the Texas market.

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