By any measure, 2014 was a banner year for Rock Products. With a healthy increase in advertising revenue and ever-expanding editorial coverage, our media reach has never been greater.
But there is even bigger news coming in 2015.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) and Rock Products are teaming up to support the industry’s Young Leaders. Rock Products has been named Official Sponsor of the Mark S. Walsh Annual Leadership Award — presented each year at the Young Leaders annual convention — to an individual who exemplifies the leadership traits of professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment, and whose efforts in improving and developing the image and programs of the Young Leaders are in keeping with the example set forth by the honoree of this award.
In addition to the Mark S. Walsh Annual Leadership Award, Rock Products will be the Lead Sponsor of NSSGA’s inaugural Young Leaders luncheon event held March 17, 2015, in conjunction with AGG1 and NSSGA’s Annual Convention in Baltimore.
We are excited and proud to partner with NSSGA to focus on the future of the aggregates industry.
But wait, there’s more. Rock Products continues to stretch the borders of its North American market coverage.
In addition, Mining Media International will launch a new supplement, La Cantera (The Quarry), specifically for Latin American aggregates producers: a joint project of Rock Products and Equipo Minero magazines.
We are honored to work with AEM on this important event for the Latin American market.
And Rock Products will continue to pursue exclusive coverage of the growing frac sand industry. More than 200 people gathered in Pittsburgh Nov. 16-18, 2014, for Rock Products’ second Frac Sand Insider conference. Both the number of exhibitors and attendees exceeded the first show, also held in Pittsburgh last year.
Look for an exciting announcement about additional Frac Sand Insider initiatives coming in 2015.
Finally, in 2014 we soft-launched our “Rock Products Connection” online aggregates community. You’ll be hearing more about that in 2015.
Happy New Year to everyone. It is going to be a good one.