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 U.S. continues in E-NEWS in April with the histories of another Producer and Associate member. See below for the two companies we've selected to begin this month, along with a link to that company's respective Web site for more information. This week's industry milestone? In 1967, the first concrete domed sports arena, known as Assembly Hall, was built at the University of Illinois.

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Breckenridge Material Company - Was originally founded in 1926 as a dry goods company and started production of concrete in 1946 during the post- WWII years. Since then, Breckenridge has remained a family-owned company and has become one of the largest concrete suppliers in Missouri as well as one of the largest privately held concrete producers in the Midwest. During this prolonged construction recession, Breckenridge has made at least one acquisition per year, growing its ready mixed concrete footprint and expanding its aggregate holdings throughout Missouri and Illinois. Read more.

An NRMCA Producer member since 1951

Monarch Cement - The Monarch Portland Cement Company was founded in 1908 and reorganized in 1913 as The Monarch Cement Company. H.F.G. Wulf was appointed receiver of the company in 1913. Together with August C. Kreitzer, Wulf reorganized the defunct company, incorporated The Monarch Cement Company, and turned the plant into a thriving business. Read more.

An NRMCA Associate Member since 1949

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association