SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

U.S. Concrete, Inc.

November 11, 2010 17:43 ET

U.S. Concrete Recognized for Sustainable Concrete Construction

Hanley Wood's GreenSite Award Highlights Company's EF Technology™

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 11, 2010) - U.S. Concrete, Inc. (OTCBB: USCR) today announced that its subsidiary, Riverside Materials, LLC d/b/a Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc., was recently honored with the Reader's Choice GreenSite Award for its contribution to One World Trade Center, New York, New York. Sponsored by The Concrete Producer and Concrete Construction magazines, the award recognizes projects that "best exemplify the concrete industry's contribution to sustainable construction."

"We would like to thank the concrete construction community for acknowledging this milestone project," said Wally Johnson, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for U.S. Concrete. "U.S. Concrete has made a company-wide commitment to sustainable construction through our EF Technology™, and One World Trade Center is a great example of how this innovative concrete can be used to meet and exceed environmental, economic and performance requirements."

U.S. Concrete's EF Technology™ produces sustainable concrete through the use of alternative materials. For One World Trade Center, EF Technology™ was proportioned using admixture supplier BASF's Green Sense(SM) Concrete mixture optimization service, resulting in two high-strength core wall mixes that reduced the environmental footprint of the concrete.

"EF Technology™ allowed us to achieve extremely high sustainability goals for the concrete used at One World Trade Center," Johnson said. "Being selected for the GreenSite Reader's Choice award demonstrates the construction industry's acceptance of U.S. Concrete's EF Technology™ and efforts to conserve natural resources, reduce pollutants by providing sustainable construction materials."

In addition to Eastern Concrete Materials, other participants on the One World Trade Center project included: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (owner), Collavino Construction Co. (concrete contractor) and BASF's Construction Chemicals division (admixture supplier).

ABOUT U.S. CONCRETE

U.S. Concrete services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and concrete-related products; and precast concrete. The Company has 101 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, seven precast concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2009 (including acquired volumes), these plant facilities produced approximately 4.0 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and 3.0 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 beliefs, 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 the Company's commitment to sustainable construction; the ability of EF Technology™ to meet or exceed environmental, economic and performance requirements and sustainability goals; and the construction industry's acceptance of the Company's EF Technology™ and efforts to conserve natural resources and reduce pollutants by providing sustainable construction materials. 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; 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 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, 2009 and its Form 10-Q for the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jim Lewis
    Chief Financial Officer
    U.S. Concrete, Inc.
    713-499-6222