Pit & Quarry inducts four into hall of fame
Aggregates 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.
Pit & Quarry enshrined these four men as the 2015 class:
- Glen Barton, Caterpillar
- Eli Whitney Blake, Blake Rock Crusher Co.
- Paul Detwiler III, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co.
- Neil Schmidgall, Superior Industries
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.