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Rock Products Celebrates Young Leaders

Rock Products has its eyes on the future of the aggregates industry, which will be, without question, in the hands of its Young Leaders.

To that end, we will be sponsoring the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s 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.

At AGG1, Rock Products is also sponsoring the first annual Young Leaders Luncheon. Dave Turin of Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush” television series will be the keynote speaker at the event, and his presence is thanks to the generous sponsorship of Superior Industries. Turin will discuss the importance of attracting and retaining talented young leaders for the aggregates and mining industries.

While many people are aware of his involvement in the gold mining industry, not as many know that his background is squarely in aggregates.

A former high school and college football star, Turin earned a Civil Engineering degree before joining the family aggregates business, Mt. Hood Rock. Turin has managed the asphalt production and rock quarry company with his father and three brothers for more than two decades. In 2010, hometown friends brought him in as an outside consultant at their Porcupine Creek, Alaska, gold prospecting claim. He helped the rookie miners get their operation running and was inspired by their dream of mining for gold. Turin was offered the chance to join the team full time and has regularly appeared on “Gold Rush” since its second season.

The complimentary luncheon is open to all registered AGG1 attendees, 40 years of age and younger. This event will require attendees to pre-register, and attendance will be capped at 200.

We look forward to seeing you there, and to celebrating the critical contributions of the aggregates industry’s Young Leaders.