Proud Members of These Industry Associations

Stockpile Reports supports the sustainability of the rock products industry through active involvement in the various state and national communities and associations.

We are excited to be a new member of the Arizona Rock Products Association. ARPA Logo_BelowARPA represents companies producing nearly all the aggregate materials in the State of Arizona. This includes producers or suppliers of aggregate, asphaltic concrete, ready mix concrete, asphalt and portland cement, as well as trucking firms, paving contractors and other aggregate end users, material testing labs and ancillary companies.

ARPA has several resources on their website, ranging from education to local activism and national news.

Other statewide organizations and associations that Stockpile Reports belong to is the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA). Texas TACA logoTACA members represent 80% of the aggregates, 100% of the cement, and 75% of the concrete produced in Texas today. For those of you based in Texas, you may have seen Stockpile Reports’ new member profile in the 2014 TACA Conveyor magazine.  Although we are also somewhat new to TACA, we’ve enjoyed the resources and connections from the association.

We are also proud members of The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, which represents over 90% of aggregate production in Indiana. The IMAA was founded in 1934, and continues to be very active! We’ve been members since 2013 and imaa-logohave found our membership with them to be invaluable. We were an exhibitor at 2014’s IMAA Winter Workshop and Trade Show, held in Indianapolis.

Close to our home base, Stockpile Reports has had an active role in the state of Washington’s Aggregates and Concrete Association. WACA membership is always working toward new environmental, land use and community solutions, to promote a cooperative relationship with the Washington citizens and communities. Stockpile Reports’ CEO David Boardman presented ‘Technology in the Palm of Your Hand’ to WACA members during a Winter Workshop.

We are also very proud members of the National Sand, Stone & Gravel Association (NSSGA). The NSSGA is the world’s largest mining association by volume and represents the construction aggregates industry. The NSSGA’s mission is to advance public policies that protect and expand the safe, environmentally responsible use of aggregates that build America’s infrastructure and economy.WACA logo

The NSSGA sponsored the hugely successful AGG1 event. We were exhibiters there, and had a great time– in fact, we’ve already committed to be at the AGG1 event in 2016. Their event page has NSSGA logoinformation about other upcoming events and webinars.

Stockpile Reports is a member of SME: the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration. SME is dedicated to be the premier professional society for the worldwide mining and mineral community. They have excellent benefits and resources for industry professionals. Members also receive a free monthly subscription to Mining Engineering magazine. You may have seen us in April 2015’s edition of Mining Engineering. We also exhibited in 2014’s SME conference, held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Our Customers have Measured Over 25 Million Tons!

Stockpile Reports is proud to announce that our customers have measured over 25 million tons of aggregate material, using our system!

You may remember that our customers measured over 1 million tons in just one week very recently. Clearly, customer usage hasn’t slowed and we expect stockpile measurements to continue apace while weather permits. 25 million illustration

To put this into perspective, the estimated TOTAL annual output of construction sand and gravel produced for consumption in 2013 was 848 million tons25 million tons represents roughly 3 percent of 2013’s annual output of construction sand and gravel.

However, the U.S. output of construction sand and gravel produced and shipped for consumption in Q4 of 2013 was 212 million tons. Our customers would have measured almost 8.5 percent of that amount!

Did you know that sand and gravel is the only mineral commodity produced in all 50 states? The leading producing states for sand and gravel are: Texas, California, Minnesota, Michigan, Arizona, Washington, Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio, and New York.

The ‘Lone Star State’ is #1 on the list. It is a BIG state. But– if you review every state’s production by quarter (available here) you would see that the total of stockpile tons that our customers measured is just slightly less than Texas’s Q3 numbers— 25.4 million tons! (No insult is meant to the ‘Buckeye State’, but customers measured twice the size of Ohio’s Q3 output of 10,400 million tons.)

25 million tons is more than the 2012 production totals for construction sand and gravel by many states. This includes Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Our customers’ stockpile tonnage was measured by more than our patented Stockpiles Apple® iPhone® App. The Stockpile Reports system also works with GPS, Walking Wheel, Laser and even by UAV (in Australia, Mexico and Canada.)

Stockpiles are not uniform in size, shape, by material, nor uniformly easy to access. Enabling various measurement methods is not only sensible, but business-friendly. This enables our customers to reduce risk, save money and make more money.

If you are excited about getting accurate measurements and want to find out how our system will benefit your business, please contact us and discover what our service can do for you.