Welcome to ARPA
The ARIZONA ROCK PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION (ARPA) is a trade organization, that for 60 years has represented companies producing nearly all the aggregate materials in the State of Arizona. ARPA is the oldest Mining Association in Arizona and our membership includes producers or suppliers of aggregate, asphaltic concrete, ready mix concrete, asphalt and portland cement, as well as trucking firms, paving contractors and other aggregate end users, material testing labs and ancillary companies. Members benefit from the Association’s professional and knowledgeable staff that is dedicated to preserving the sustainability of the rock products industry. With our outstanding safety and environmental record, substantial economic benefits and active social and political involvement, ARPA members, associates and employees are proud of our contribution to the growth of Arizona and to the future of our people and communities.
In 2014, the Arizona Rock Products Industry created a direct economic impact valued at nearly $1.6 billion with a direct indirect effect of $2.9 billion. The producers of aggregates, stone, cement, asphalt, and ready mix concrete employ over 6,124 employees and supply essential materials to the construction industry that employs an additional 112,577 workers. The Rock Products industry is a significant and dynamic force in Arizona’s economy.
Arizona Mining Industry: Mining Matters
Attention ARPA Members: Check out ENR Southwest magazine’s 2016 special section devoted to the Arizona mining industry. To read the article CLICK HERE.
The construction industry is the primary consumer of aggregates that are used to build roads, bridges, office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, homes and so forth. Many of those uses of aggregates support the growth in population. But as observed during the past decade, demand for construction and aggregates fluctuate with the state of the economy. To read this document CLICK HERE.
The Arizona Rock Products Industry: Economic Impact Study
The operations of Arizona Rock Products firms provided jobs for 6,272 industry workers and had a direct impact of $1.7 billion in 2014. As these dollars cycled back into the economy, a total economic impact of $3.0 billion was created, along with 15,720 total jobs. To read this document… CLICK HERE.
Arizona’s Cement Industry: Portland Cement Production and Use
Cement is manufactured by heating lime, silica, alumina, iron, and other materials at high temperature. The resulting substance is a marble-like ball called clinker that is ground, mixed with limestone and gypsum, and used to create concrete. Arizona’s cement industry is a critical element to construction materials and to the overall health of the economy. To read this document… CLICK HERE.
Our Mission: The Arizona Rock Products Association promotes and preserves the sustainability of the rock products industry through active involvement in the community, regulatory, and political processes. –ARPA Board of Directors