Recession, slow recovery no barrier to Virginia independent’s growth beyond small market base
By Don Marsh
Prairie Material, paving crew demonstrate power-troweled, broomed RCC
A new finishing method for roller compacted concrete pavement nets surface durability and uniformity to give contractors or owners pause on incurring the expense of asphalt wear courses commonly specified over RCC bases. The first commercial application took place at a suburban Chicago jobsite with Bridgeview, Ill., ready mixed producer VCNA Prairie Material leading the charge.
Continuous improvement of processes and people is long-standing in the ready mixed concrete, aggregate, recycling and road-building businesses of Watsonville, Calif.-based Graniterock. The practice also applies to property, as demonstrated at the Redwood City Building Materials site, where the producer is revisiting a) returned concrete and truck washout handling methods sidelined since the late 1990s and, b) space utilization on a limited footprint.
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