Pit & Quarry established an aggregate industry Hall of Fame in 2013 to pay tribute to the pioneers of the past, as well as present-day industry leaders. The Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals who have made significant contributions to the aggregate industry. Inventors, innovators, forward thinkers and leaders are among those who have been enshrined over the years. Inductees are those who were not only successful in their own businesses, but those who gave of themselves to advance the greater aggregate industry.
Nominations & Selection
Everyone in the aggregate industry is encouraged to submit Hall of Fame nominations. Aggregate producers, equipment manufacturers, dealers, association representatives – all of those ever involved in the industry – are eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame. Posthumous nominations are accepted.
All Hall of Fame nominations are submitted to a third-party selection committee that is comprised of representatives from various aggregate industry segments, as well as Hall of Fame inductees from the past class. The committee reviews all nominations and supporting biographical materials. The committee then votes, and the top vote-getters each cycle are grouped as a Hall of Fame class.
Inductions & Preservation
The Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame culminates with a dinner and induction ceremony, historically hosted just ahead of the aggregate industry’s national trade show. The ticketed event is a black-tie affair. Those in the aggregate industry are welcome to attend the celebration along with family and friends.
In addition, the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame is displayed at the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum in Leadville, Colorado, where inductee plaques are featured for the public to enjoy.