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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 in E-NEWS this week with the histories of another Producer and Associate member. See below for the two companies we've selected this week, along with a link to that company's respective Web site for more information. This week's industry milestone? In the Summer of 1933, concrete placement began on the Hoover Dam. When all was said and done in 1935 more than 3,250,000 cubic yards of concrete were placed for the dam itself and another 1.1 million cubic yards went into the power plant and other surrounding works.

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.


Maschmeyer Concrete Company
The Maschmeyer family started building single-family residences in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area in the mid-1940s. As the GI's returned from World War II, there was a need for affordable homes and the Maschmeyer homes sold quickly. To keep up with production, Troy Maschmeyer, Sr. decided he would benefit from supplying himself with concrete. In 1948 he opened his first ready mixed concrete plant. After building a number of communities in suburban Detroit, Mr. Maschmeyer retired from residential building and concentrated on the ready mixed concrete business and industrial building and development. Read more.

An NRMCA member since 1996.


Sioux Corporation
Sioux was founded in 1939 in Beresford, South Dakota, initially manufacturing steam cleaners used to clean automobile engines. In 1965, the company was sold to John and Virginia Finger, who began designing additional models of steam cleaners and hot or cold water pressure washers, with larger capacities and pressures for applications in other industries. Sioux distributorships were established throughout the U.S. and in other countries. In the early 1960s, Sioux built its first instantaneous water heater for a concrete batch plant. Read more.

An NRMCA Associate member since 1975.


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