- Written by Mark Kuhar
January 5, 2011 – Traveling in the great state of Indiana today, home of John Mellencamp, James Dean, Notre Dame and the Indianapolis Colts. According to the latest information from the U.S. Geological Survey, total aggregates production here increased 0.9 percent in the third quarter of 2010. Crushed stone production increased 1.1 percent, while sand and gravel production increased 0.5 percent. The best that can said for production in Indiana is that it didn't decrease. According to Ed Gehr, Martin Marietta Aggregates, president of the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, "dry fall weather throughout the state created ideal conditions for heavy highway construction as well as one of the busiest fall agricultural Aglime seasons on record. Hopefully the dry weather conditions provided a bright spot for our member businesses as the industry continues to suffer the effects of the poor national economy."