Houston, TX, March 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) today announced that the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has granted the prestigious NRMCA Green-Star Certification to all of its plants in its Redi-Mix Concrete, LLP operation in Dallas/Fort Worth. Since its inception, the NMRCA Green-Star Program has recognized those within the ready-mixed concrete industry who have achieved or are actively working to achieve environmental excellence and a demonstrable reduction of environmental impacts, following the principles of sustainability.
To earn the NRMCA Green-Star Certification, Redi-Mix Concrete demonstrated meticulous and sustainable actions in improving its plant efficiencies and reducing the environmental impact of its operations. The Program certified each of the plants based on 10 guiding principles of environmental stewardship, which range from top management commitment and compliance assurance, to continual improvement and industry leadership.
“Sustainability is one of our core values, and it is central to who we are as a company. We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the environment and the communities we serve through our EF Technology®, sustainable products, and our efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of our production and delivery process,” said Michael W. Harlan, President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S Concrete, Inc. “Having all of Redi-Mix Concrete’s plants NRMCA Green-Star Certified is a testament to the commitment of our local management team to this effort.”
Terry Green, Vice President and General Manager of Redi-Mix Concrete, added, “We are very proud to achieve NRMCA Green-Star status at all of our plant locations. The NRMCA Green-Star Program is an integral part of our sustainability strategy as we attempt to employ the best practices that positively impact communities wherever we operate.”
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 102 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, seven precast concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2010, these plant facilities produced approximately 3.8 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and 3.1 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit http://www.us-concrete.com.