U.S. Concrete/Eastern to operate second site in Big Apple borough

Source: U.S. Concrete Inc., Euless, Texas

Eastern Concrete Materials Inc., the metro New York and New Jersey subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, has entered a lease and marketing agreement with Granite Ready Mix, Scara-Mix Inc. and related companies based on the southwestern side of Staten Island, N.Y.

The single-site lease covers a New York State Department of Transportation- and New York City Department of Buildings-approved batch plant that provides concrete for residential, commercial, and infrastructure projects. It will complement Eastern’s Master Mix, LLC, operation on the northwestern side of Staten Island, enabling the company to optimize its expanded fleet of 30 delivery trucks to provide full service to the island’s densely populated northern and southern areas, while backing up sister ready mixed locations in nearby New Jersey. The new lease will also see Eastern market sand, stone, and recycled aggregates.

The Staten Island expansion is part of the producer’s strategy to increase its presence in the New York City metropolitan area as the construction market rebounds. “We are pleased to have made this arrangement with the Castellano family that started this business more than 25 years ago, [and] look forward to growing our sales on Staten Island by serving the customer base with our high quality products and safe, reliable service,” says Michael Gentoso, vice president and general manger, U.S. Concrete Atlantic Division.