SOURCE: U.S. Concrete, Inc.

U.S. Concrete, Inc.

January 03, 2011 16:15 ET

U.S. Concrete Supplies Environmentally Friendly Concrete on Silver LEED® Certified Project

Project Received American Concrete Institute Award for Green Construction

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - January 3, 2011) - U.S. Concrete, Inc. (OTCBB: USCR) today announced that its subsidiary, Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., was recognized for the concrete it provided in the construction of the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto, California, one of the largest Jewish Community Centers in the United States. Through the use of U.S. Concrete's EF Technology® for sustainable concrete, Central Concrete Supply worked jointly with Webcor Builders and the design team to produce and supply over 47,000 cubic yards of "environmentally friendly" concrete for the project. This sustainable concrete was a key element that helped the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life achieve LEED® Silver certification from the US Green Building Council and win the Award for Green Construction from the Northern California and Western Nevada Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. 

In addition to helping the Campus achieve its sustainability goals, Central Concrete Supply and Webcor Builders concentrated on performance-based concrete mix designs to optimize strength gain, minimize shrinkage, reduce cost and maintain workability. The design utilized for the concrete resulted in a significant reduction in the overall carbon footprint of the facility.

"The success of the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life illustrates Central Concrete Supply's and Webcor's ability to work together to achieve the owner's objectives for sustainability, high performance and low operating costs," said Phil Williams, Vice President of Sustainability for Webcor Builders.

Jeff Davis, Vice President and General Manager of Central Concrete Supply, remarked, "This award exemplifies U.S. Concrete's commitment to sustainable building practices. We strongly believe that EF Technology® contributes to the sustainability of the built environment." 

Project Participants:
General Contractor: Webcor Builders
Concrete Supplier: Central Concrete Supply, a U.S. Concrete, Inc. company
Admixture Supplier: BASF Corporation

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.

ABOUT WEBCOR BUILDERS
Webcor Builders, based in San Mateo, California, is one of the largest concrete contractors in California and has completed numerous award-winning projects. Specializing in cast-in-place concrete construction of multi-family residential, commercial and office buildings, parking structures and institutional projects, Webcor Builders is known for its innovative approach to intricate construction challenges. For more information on Webcor Builders, visit www.webcor.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; and the Company's ability to create concrete with greater strength and workability, less shrinkage and a reduced carbon footprint, all at a lower cost to the customer. 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