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NRMCA Celebrates 100 Years of Ready Mixed Concrete in the U.S.

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NRMCA's celebration of the 100th anniversary of ready mixed concrete in the United States continues this week in E-NEWS by highlighting individual member histories. See below for the companies we've selected this week, along with a link to that company's respective Web site for more information. And here's this week's industry milestone: In Seattle, the first horizontal drum truck mixer – the Paris Transit Mixer – debuted in 1927 and became popular across the country.

(To have your company featured in this space in the coming weeks, please contact NRMCA's Kathleen Carr Smith at or 301-587-1400, ext. 1145.)

Kuert Concrete - NRMCA Producer member Kuert Concrete is one of the oldest central mixed concrete plants in not only Indiana, but in the U.S. In 1925, central mixed concrete started in South Bend by the George Hoffman Co. John Kuert of the Kuert Contracting Co. was employed as manager of Hoffman's central mix plant. The first deliveries were made in 1926 to the Independent Concrete Pipe Co. Deliveries were then made in regular dump trucks owned by individual contract haulers. In June 1927, the company was incorporated as Kuert Concrete, Inc. Read more.

An NRMCA member since 1943

Ozinga - Established in 1928 in Evergreen Park, IL, as a small coal and coke yard, Ozinga survived the Great Depression and World War II before becoming one of the first ready mix providers in the region. In the ensuing decades, Ozinga has expanded its service area to encompass large portions of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. Read more.

An NRMCA member since 1975

Brett Admixtures - This NRMCA Associate member has been a privately-owned company for the past 18 years. Twenty years prior, it operated as a division of another business until John Brett purchased it in October 1988. Brett Admixtures has been a manufacturer and distributor of Euclid admixtures since 1998. The company's office and manufacturing facility are located in Albertville, MN, with outlying terminals located at Sioux Falls, SD, Marengo, IA, and Fargo, ND. Read more.

An NRMCA Associate Member since 1977

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