SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

SOURCE: Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.

Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.

March 03, 2015 06:30 ET

Central Concrete Earns 2015 Concrete Cares Award From the NRMCA

U.S. Concrete Business Unit Recognized for Its Employee-Led Charitable Giving Program

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - March 03, 2015) - Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. a business unit of U.S. Concrete Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR), based in the San Francisco Bay area, has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Concrete Cares Award from the Manufacturers, Products & Services (MPS) Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Winning in the 250,000 cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete category, Central Concrete was honored for their employee-led charitable giving program and the impact it has made on the San Francisco Bay area.

Central Concrete's innovative community outreach program called "Central Cares," encourages employees to nominate charitable organizations that they are personally committed to for inclusion in the company's annual giving program. Team members making nominations must demonstrate a vested interest in the charity and agree to take a leadership role in developing and managing their part of the fundraising program. Fundraising programs included a double elimination softball tournament, annual golf tournament, silent auctions, a Touch-a-Truck event and a ready mix truck power pull.

In 2014, 21 charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area received support from Central Concrete and its employees, including Special Olympics, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, local food banks, local veterans organizations and area boys and girls clubs, just to name a few. Learn more at www.centralconcrete.com.

The MPS Division of the NRMCA will make a $1,000 donation to a charity selected by Central Concrete. Receiving the award on behalf of Central Concrete during NRMCA's Annual Convention in Orlando, FL is Ricardo Ramirez, a founding member of the employee-led Central Cares committee. Ramirez has been with Central Concrete for 21 years and serves as Fleet Mechanic, Shop Foreman and Shop Steward. Click here for more information on the Concrete Cares Award.

About Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR), has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 60 years. The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete than traditional concrete while significantly lowering carbon footprints with its low-CO2 mixes. Unlike traditional concrete, Central Concrete's standard mixes deliver 50% or greater cement replacement materials, thereby significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the project under construction. Central Concrete is recognized for supplying its low-CO2 mixes to numerous San Francisco Bay Area signature projects, including the Cathedral of Christ the Light Church, Oakland; 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 (net-zero private office building in Calif.); the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission headquarters (one of San Francisco's greenest office building); the new San Francisco 49ers Levi's Stadium(the first NFL stadium to have achieved LEED Gold certification); and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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 www.centralconcrete.com.

About U.S. Concrete, Inc.
U.S. Concrete serves the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and aggregate products. The Company has 126 standard ready-mixed concrete plants, 16 volumetric ready-mixed concrete facilities, and 10 producing aggregates facilities. During 2013, U.S. Concrete produced approximately 5.2 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 3.6 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release contains various forward-looking statements and information that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these statements and cautions you not to rely unduly on them. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding: the stability of the business; ready-mix backlog; ability to maintain our cost structure and the improvements achieved during our restructuring; ability to maximize liquidity, monitor fixed costs, manage variable costs, control capital spending and monitor working capital usage; and the adequacy of current liquidity. Although U.S. Concrete believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that those expectations will prove to have been correct. Such statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among other matters: general and regional economic conditions; the level of activity in the construction industry; the ability of U.S. Concrete to complete acquisitions and to effectively integrate the operations of acquired companies; development of adequate management infrastructure; departure of key personnel; access to labor; union disruption; competitive factors; government regulations; exposure to environmental and other liabilities; the cyclical and seasonal nature of U.S. Concrete's business; adverse weather conditions; the availability and pricing of raw materials; the availability of refinancing alternatives; and general risks related to the industry and markets in which U.S. Concrete operates. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may vary materially from those expected. These risks, as well as others, are discussed in greater detail in U.S. Concrete's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including U.S. Concrete's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

Contact Information

  • Company contacts:
    Dave Perry
    Vice President, Marketing and Sales
    Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
    A business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc.
    925-998-5169
    DPerry@us-concrete.com

    Anne Banta
    Marketing and Communications
    Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
    A business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc.
    anne@banta.org
    office: 831-293-8008
    mobile: 650-400-9673