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. concludes begins its May offerings with the histories of another Producer and Associate member. See below for the two companies we've selected for this week, along with a link to those companies respective Web sites for more information. This week's industry milestone: The first tentative ASTM C 94, Standard Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete, was adopted in 1933. It provided for ready mixed concrete to be sold in a fresh and plastic state and was made possible in part by research performed by NRMCA.

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Cemstone Products Co. - In 1927 Hammon T. Becken founded a company that focused on the production of sand and gravel to manufacture concrete blocks, ultimately to be used in the construction of high-quality, reasonably-priced homes. In the 80+ years since its founding, the Becken family still operate the business, which has expanded through the years to serve much of Minnesota with ready mixed concrete and related businesses. Read more.

An NRMCA Producer member since 1985

Heatec - The company was formed in 1972 to repair and service asphalt heaters known as "The Chattanooga Heater." Shortly thereafter, the company also began to design and fabricate asphalt storage tanks for Astec HMA plants. Astec Industries bought the company in 1977 and it became known officially as Heatec. Heatec equipment for the concrete industry includes direct-contact water heaters and direct-fired tanks for heated water. Read more.

An NRMCA Associate member since 2008

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