Meet One of the Midwest's Largest Aggregate Shippers

Among the many companies that have made investments in G&W railroads in recent years, few have made as aggressive a commitment to rail as Melvin Stone. With the completion this spring of two projects on G&W’s Indiana & Ohio Railway (IORY) – an expansion at its quarry site near Wilmington, Ohio, and a loop track reviving the terminal north of Cincinnati – Melvin expects to ship more than 5,500 carloads annually on the IORY, which earns them the mark as being one of the company’s largest aggregates shippers and customers in general.

Melvin Stone has been supplying material to the CCC Highway, the first major road connecting Cincinnati to Cleveland, since 1919. The company has modernized its processes and equipment to meet demand and offers a variety of products ranging from crushed stone to sand and gravel. Through the process of crushing, screening and washing, Melvin Stone can produce an Ohio Department of Transportation-approved product that is used largely in asphalt, concrete, road base and commercial/residential construction. 

Melvin Stone has 11 different locations throughout Ohio for customer convenience. From onsite crushing and stockpiling to shipping material by rail, they offer products available for pickup or delivery across southern Ohio.

To learn more about Melvin Stone or IORY, please contact Nemi Rodgers, manager of sales and marketing, at