The nation’s top 25 crushed stone producers

Contributed

June 15, 2017

In 2015, 1,410 companies produced or sold crushed stone from 3,498 operations with 4,617 quarries and 352 sales and (or) distribution sites. Domestic production data for crushed stone were derived by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) from voluntary surveys of U.S. producers. A total of 1.47 billion short tons of crushed stone was produced for consumption from surface and underground mines, an increase of 6 percent from the total production in 2014, but 25 percent less than the record high of 1.96 billion short tons in 2006. The value of the crushed stone produced was $14.0 billion, an increase of 10 percent compared with that of 2014. The average unit value for crushed stone increased by 3.5 percent compared with the average unit value for 2014. The total number of employees working at construction aggregate mines has decreased every year since 2006 until 2015. Employment increased slightly to 67,100 employees working at operations identified by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as producing crushed stone.

The 10 leading crushed stone producing states were, in descending order of tonnage, Texas, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, North Carolina, Indiana, and Georgia. The combined production of the 10 leading states increased by 6 percent to 771 million short tons in 2015 from 724 million short tons in 2014, accounting for 53 percent of the national total.

The 25 leading companies, in descending order of crushed stone production in 2015, are listed on page 18. These companies, with 1,096 active operations that produced rock from 977 quarries, accounted for 57 percent of the production of crushed stone in the United States. The combined production of the leading 282 companies was 1.30 billion short tons of crushed stone, which means that 20 percent of the companies produced 89 percent of the total sales in 2015.

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 30338-4780v
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.
(became part of LafargeHolcim, July 2015)
8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone: 773-372-1000
www.lafarge-na.com

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

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

9. Holcim Group/Aggregate
Industries Management, Inc.

(became part of LafargeHolcim, July 2015)
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. Summit Materials, Inc.
2900 K St., N.W., Suite 100
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-339-9509
www.summit-materials.com

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

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

16. Bluegrass Materials Co.
200 W. Forsyth St., Suite 1200
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-701-6500
www.bluegrassmaterials.com

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

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

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

20. Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.
(acquired by Oldcastle Materials, Inc.
/CRH in March 2017)

534 Mozart St.
Tell City, IN 47586-2446
Phone: 812-547-7921
www.mulzer.com

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

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

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

24. Fred Weber, Inc.
2320 Creve Couer Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Phone: 314-344-0070
www.fredweberinc.com

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

The USGS National Minerals Information Center produces publications on construction aggregates and other mineral commodities, including the Minerals Yearbook, Mineral Industry Surveys, and Mineral Commodity Summaries. The Minerals Yearbook is a comprehensive annual publication containing statistical data on crushed stone and construction sand and gravel as separate chapters. The Minerals Yearbook series includes chapters on approximately 90 mineral commodities (volume I), 50 states and Puerto Rico and the administered islands (volume II), and 175 countries (volume III). The crushed stone and sand and gravel Mineral Industry Surveys are quarterly, web-based publications designed to provide timely statistical data on domestic production of crushed stone, construction sand and gravel, and aggregates at the national, state, and regional levels. The quarterly survey is a sample survey that generates production-for-consumption estimates by quarter, based on information reported voluntarily by a limited number of producing companies. The Mineral Commodity Summaries is published on an annual basis and is the earliest annual government publication to furnish estimates regarding prior year construction aggregates industry data. Mineral Commodity Summaries 2017 provides preliminary data on 2016 production.

All publications are available on the USGS National Minerals Information Center website, http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/.

Jason Christopher Willett is a crushed stone commodity specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He can be reached at 703-648-6473 or jwillett@usgs.gov.

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