Based in Frankfort, Kentucky, the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association was established in 1944 and today has more than 100 members. One-third of the members are stone, sand or gravel producers. The other two-thirds are associate members who furnish and supply equipment such as trucks and loaders; services such as banking and insurance; and supplies such as fuel, tires and explosives that are used within the industry. Honorary life memberships recognize individuals who have been active in supporting the industry during their careers.
The non-profit organization promotes quality within the aggregates industry throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, while supporting its members with insurance programs, including health, life, disability, and worker’s compensation. Through support of its membership, the KCSA annually funds $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The association takes pride in partnerships it has developed with higher education institutions to promote a broad range of occupations involved in the industry and the development of programs that will draw new blood into this vocation. One such partnership is with the University of Kentucky through its Mining Engineering Program.
The KCSA recognizes outstanding contributions to the crushed stone industry in Kentucky. Each year, the organization supports a number of awards, including annual safety awards to member companies designed to promote safety within the industry. Other recognitions include a Miner of the Year award and Good Neighbor awards presented in four categories: Environmental, Productivity, Community Relations and Beautification.