U.S. Concrete reported in early June formal adoption of EF Technology, whereby its operating companies in Texas, California, and seven other states actively
U.S. Concrete reported in early June formal adoption of EF Technology, whereby its operating companies in Texas, California, and seven other states actively promote fly ash and slag specification in ready mixed and precast as part of a commitment to reduce potential carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The company’s use of the technology during 2006, backed by efforts to educate customers on supplementary cementitious materials’ environmental and performance characteristics, resulted in a potential CO2 emissions reduction of 328,000 tons. That figures reflects an offset factor of replacing portland cement Û a product of carbon-intensive milling Û with concrete-grade fly ash and slag cement.
U.S. Concrete is the first major producer to announce such an initiative. Our commitment to EF Technology is a triple win: for our customers, product quality, and the environment, says President and CEO Michael Harlan. This idea emanated as a grassroots effort from our professionals in the field. Our people are passionate about the fact that EF Technology produces a higher quality product for customers, while significantly reducing environmental impact.