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

NRMCA's celebration of the 100th anniversary of ready mixed concrete in the United States continues this week in E-NEWS by highlighting individual Producer and Associate member histories, including one Producer that's a charter member of the Association. See below for the 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 1930, horizontal-axis revolving-drum mixer trucks – similar to today's concrete mixers – were introduced by three American manufacturers.

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Boston Sand & Gravel - Approaching a century of service since its establishment in 1914, Boston Sand & Gravel Company has grown into an operation with more than 250 concrete mixer trucks and a network of ready mix plants in eastern Massachusetts. It also has aggregate facilities in southern New Hampshire. In 2001, Boston Sand & Gravel expanded into wholesale and retail landscape products, including adding bark mulch, specialty wood products and hardscapes to its array of products for contractors and residential customers throughout New England. Oh, and the Big Dig didn't hurt, either. Read more.

A founding member of NRMCA (1930)

Chaney Enterprises - Charles County Concrete and Charles County Sand & Gravel, later changed to Chaney Enterprises, started with a dream from a man named Eugene "Babe" Chaney in 1962, almost 50 years ago. The Waldorf, MD-based company has become a diversified construction company with a sizable ready mix component throughout the Southern Maryland region, about an hour outside Washington, DC.  Read more.   

An NRMCA member since 1968

Capitol Aggregates - Though it's one of NRMCA's newer Associate members, Capitol Aggregates dates to 1957 when the H.B. Zachry Company received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to rebuild runways at Bergstrom Air Force Base in Austin, TX. Rather than purchase materials from another supplier, the company determined it would be more efficient to start its own sand and gravel and ready mix operations. Capitol Aggregates was then incorporated on March 27, 1957. Read more.

An NRMCA Associate member since 2010

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