Lafarge veteran Blair takes helm at Michigan’s Consumers Concrete

Sources: Consumers Concrete Corp., Kalamazoo, Mich.; CP staff

Bruce Blair is the new president and chief executive officer of Consumers Concrete, which operates 22 ready mixed plants throughout western Michigan, along with a Redi-Rock precast and two concrete block plants, plus four retail locations. He succeeds Tom Thomas and Steve Thomas, who have retired from day-to-day duty, but will serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively, and retain full ownership of the business.

“Since our long-term goal is to continue to operate Consumers Concrete as a locally owned business, it was important that we facilitated the transition to the next generation by installing senior leadership with the knowledge, experience, and expertise necessary to maintain our position in the Michigan markets we serve,” says Tom Thomas.

“There will be no letup in our commitment to maintaining the trust our customers place in us every day as we move forward. We will continue to lead the way with new generation concrete products, industry-leading ready mixed dispatching, and unmatched customer service as Consumers Concrete continues to be the place to do business when concrete matters,” adds Blair, who arrives with 30-plus years in construction materials, and has served in production, quality control, research & development, marketing and sales capacities at Lafarge North America.