NRMCA Announces Winners of Excellence in Quality Awards

Ready Mix Producers Demonstrated Superior Environmental Awareness

SILVER SPRING, MD -- The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has announced the winners of its 2011 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards competition. The criteria were established by NRMCA's Research Engineering and Standards Committee to recognize the commitment to quality of NRMCA member companies. Companies applied either as a single entity or a division within a company and responded to a multiple-choice type application form that generated their score; a minimum score of 75% with supporting validation qualified a company to receive an award. Winning producers demonstrated outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and maintaining sound environmental management practices throughout their operations.

The winners below will be honored during the awards luncheon at NRMCA's ConcreteWorks in San Diego later this month.

Category A (annual production exceeding 1 million cubic yards):

ARGOS USA, SE Zone, Raleigh, NC

ARGOS USA, South Central Zone - Houston area, Houston

ARGOS USA, South Central Zone - Dallas-Ft. Worth area, Irving, TX

ARGOS USA, South Central Zone - Little Rock area, Little Rock, AR

CEMEX Florida Region - West Palm Beach, FL

CEMEX West Region - South Area, Gilbert, AZ

Lafarge North America - U.S. Business Unit, Denver

GCC America - U.S. Ready Mix & Aggregates, Denver

Cemstone Products Company, Mendota Heights, MN

Irving Materials Inc., Nashville, TN

Irving Materials Inc., Louisville, KY

Staker Parson Companies, Ogden, UT

Category B (annual production from 250,000 to 1 million cubic yards):
Aggregate Industries Midwest Region, Desplaines, IL

CEMEX Atlantic Region, Charlotte, NC

CEMEX Northern California Region, El Dorado Hills, CA

Chandler Concrete Co., Inc., Burlington, NC

Concrete Supply Co., Charlotte NC

Preferred Materials, Inc. (Oldcastle Southern), Bonita Springs, FL

Tarmac America LLC, West Coast Region, Venice, FL

Tarmac America LLC, North Central Region, Port Orange, FL

Jenna Concrete Corp., Bronx, NY

Category C (annual production less than 250,000 cubic yards):
Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co., Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division, Spokane, WA