A strong national economy and excellent quality of life are built on a foundation of aggregates products. Aggregates touch our lives every day, from the driveway to the workplace. We drive, sit, stand and walk on aggregates. But that is only part of this interesting and important story.

Many products that enrich our daily lives contain aggregates. Aggregates are also used to protect the environment by controlling soil erosion, assisting in water purification and reducing sulfur dioxide emissions generated by power plants.

Getting goods to market is paramount to economic growth. The nation's infrastructure is dependent upon aggregates - more than ninety percent of asphalt pavement, and more than eighty percent of a concrete sidewalk, is comprised of aggregates. Without a sound infrastructure and the required quality of aggregates, such as in highways, mass transit, airports, water systems and rail, the economy could not grow.