SOURCE: Central Concrete Supply Co.
SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - Central Concrete Supply Co., a U.S. Concrete Company and the leader in delivering low-CO2 concrete to the Bay Area, announced today that it has officially closed the acquisition of Bode Concrete LLC and Bode Gravel Co., a leading ready-mix supplier located in San Francisco.
Founded in 1915, Bode Concrete is one of the few concrete suppliers in the San Francisco Bay Area with a longer history than Central Concrete Supply, which was founded in the 1940s. The merging of these two highly respected Bay Area concrete suppliers brings a wealth of technical expertise and customer focus together into a single company that is expected to extend its reach and deliver even greater value to project owners, designers and contractors.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Bode Concrete into the Central Concrete family," said Jeff Davis, vice president and general manager, Central Concrete. "Together, we share a combined legacy of more than 160 years in the Bay Area, a common commitment to innovation and sustainability, and most importantly, personal, genuine relationships with our customers."
"The opportunity to be a part of the Central family is truly an honor," said Dan Boardman, President, Bode Concrete. "Central's deep product, production and delivery depth, along with our shared dedication to providing the ultimate in customer service, will allow us to deliver even more services to our loyal, local customers."
Together, Central and Bode are recognized for their leadership and unwavering commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Both companies use best practices to recycle all un-used concrete, employ sophisticated washout systems, recycle water, utilize delivery vehicles powered by biofuels, and have developed low-CO2 ready-mix products that significantly reduce carbon emissions compared to traditional concrete.
Since 2006, Central Concrete has been delivering low-CO2 concrete mixes significantly reducing GHG emissions. In addition, Central Concrete was the first concrete company in the nation to adopt a carbon calculator, measuring both the water footprint and the carbon footprint of each customer-specified mix.
In 2009, Bode was the first Concrete Plant in California to earn the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) Green-Star Certification. Bode implemented an aggressive Environmental Management System (EMS) that included plans to manage water quality, air quality, and hazardous and solid materials; improve sustainability; and meet the unique requirements outlined by San Francisco. A significant investment included one of the largest concrete reclaim systems in the country, allowing leftover concrete to be manufactured into new concrete products.
The companies are also recognized for success with highly visible and technically challenging projects.
Signature Bode Concrete projects in San Francisco include:
- One Rincon Hill
- The Millennium Tower
- Infinity Tower
- The new San Francisco Exploratorium
- San Francisco General Hospital
Central is well-recognized for the following, award-winning projects:
- Cathedral of Christ the Light Church (Oakland) 20+ awards
- California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) - World's greenest museum
- NASA Ames Sustainability Base (Mountain View) - Greenest Federal Building in the U.S.
- David and Lucile Packard Foundation (Los Altos) - Largest net zero building in CA
- San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Headquarters (San Francisco) - San Francisco's greenest office building
About Central Concrete
Central Concrete, a U.S. Concrete Company, has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 60 years. The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete than traditional concrete, while significantly lowering the carbon footprint with its low-CO2 mixes. Central Concrete goes beyond conventional concrete suppliers, collaborating with owners, architects, structural engineers and contractors to evaluate project requirements and identify solutions that match each client's unique needs.
These solutions are carefully developed and tested in Central Concrete's Quality Assurance Lab. Central is also proud to house U.S. Concrete's National Research Laboratory, USC Technologies. The Laboratory, through its groundbreaking research, has significantly advanced the performance of concrete and driven the creation of many innovative, cost-effective solutions.
With 12 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Concrete offers multiple points of service to meet the diverse operational needs of its customers.
For more information, visit: http://centralconcrete.com/ and http://www.bodeconcrete.com/