Pit & Quarry inducts four into hall of fame

pq-hof-2015-inducteesAggregates industry leaders and their families gathered for the third annual Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame Ceremony & Dinner Sunday, March 15 in Baltimore. The ceremony followed the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association‘s Chairman’s Reception at the Hilton Baltimore.

Several companies sponsored the event, including Terex Minerals Processing Systems, Kleemann/Wirtgen Group, Telsmith, W.S. Tyler and Weir Minerals.

Pit & Quarry enshrined these four men as the 2015 class:

Both Detwiler III and Schmidgall attended the event and reflected on their respective inductions in their speeches. Pit & Quarry accepted on behalf of Blake, a 19th century inventor, and Cat’s Mike Hinrichsen accepted on behalf of Barton, who was unable to attend the event.

Bernie Grove, a member of the hall’s 2014 class, also attended this year’s event and was honored during the ceremony. Weather kept him from attending last year’s event prior to ConExpo-Con/Agg in Las Vegas.

The four 2015 inductees were selected by a group of peers from a pool of nominees submitted by industry experts and readers. This group joins the 13 current members in the Pit & Quarry Hall of Fame.