County Materials | Marathon, WI – Producer has been in business since 1946, manufacturing ready-mix concrete and concrete pipes, along with landscaping materials, clay bricks, and bike stands. In 2008, County donated 100 yards of concrete to Habitat for Humanity for four houses for families in need. It also raised $16,000 for the United Way at … Read more County Materials | Marathon, WI
Valmont Industries | Omaha, NE – Concrete products account for a quarter of business. Company manufactures spun concrete poles for the electric utility industry. Along with utility poles, Valmont makes cellphone towers and irrigation equipment. One of the nation’s most wanted fugitives, Patricia Pardo, worked at Valmont Industries in 2008 under the fake name Joanna Sanez. … Read more Valmont Industries | Omaha, NE
Pavestone | Dallas TX – Federal Trade Commission stopped Pavestone’s attempt in 2008 to sell to Oldcastle. CRH and Pavestone had agreed to the deal, worth a reported $540 million, that would have made Pavestone a subsidiary of CRH America. The FTC said it would violate antitrust laws by greatly reducing competition. CRH did not challenge … Read more Pavestone | Dallas TX
Impulsora Tlaxcalteca | Mexico City – Located in the eighth largest city in the world, Impulsora’s revenue grew in 2008. The company paid the country of Mexico a fine of more than 4 million pesos for delays in construction of a roadway in Mexico City. Impulsora manufactures concrete products for railways and installs and maintains railway … Read more Impulsora Tlaxcalteca | Mexico city
Cretex Companies | Elk river, Minn. – Company bought fellow Minnesota company Meier Tool & Engineering in 2008, which became part of Cretex’s Commercial Products Group. Cretex’s concrete division is divided into Concrete Products North, West, and Midwest and operates 18 precast plants. Since its inception in 1917, Cretex has attempted to diversify its company and … Read more Cretex Companies | Elk river, Minn.
Vicat Group | Stockbridge, Ga. – With operations in nine countries, more than half of the French-owned concrete, cement, and aggregates producer’s revenues come from outside of France. Its U.S. operations include National Ready Mixed Concrete Co., Builders Concrete, and Viking Ready Mix in California and Kirkpatrick Concrete in Alabama. In 2008, Vicat also acquired Walker … Read more Vicat Group | Stockbridge, Ga.
Clyde Companies | Orem, Utah – Ready-mix accounted for 32% of Clyde’s business in 2008. Hanley Wood’s Public Works magazine named W.W. Clyde and Co., one of the group’s subsidiaries, one of the top 50 architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the country. Clyde Companies’ subsidiaries that produce concrete products are Geneva Rock, Gorge Rock, Sunroc, … Read more Clyde Companies | Orem, Utah
Votorantim | Bridgeview, IL. – Brazil-based company bought Chicago’s Prairie Materials in 2008. The company, known as Grupo Votorantim, is the largest industrial conglomerate in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. In 2007, Votorantim North America became the owner of the Prestige Group of Companies, which provides ready-mix concrete to Florida, North Carolina, … Read more Votorantim | Bridgeview, III.
Irving Materials Inc. | Greenfield, Ind. – The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association honored Irving for the eighth time with a gold-level Excellence in Mining Award in April. Irving also won a safety award from the same group. Its Pipe Creek Jr. stone quarry in Indiana has been the sight of an archeological dig the past 11 … Read more Irving Materials Inc. | Greenfield, Ind.
Cementos Argos | Medellin, Colombia – U.S. revenue dropped by 9% in 2008, mirroring the 9% drop in concrete sales. Meanwhile, the company saw a 69% increase in its Latin American business. Argos’ Ready Mixed Concrete Co., which operates in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia, had a 32% drop in revenue compared to 2007. Business in … Read more Cementos Argos | Medellin, Colombia