NRMCA’s Digital Transformation

The association’s latest task group champions the latest advances in technology. By Craig Yeack Once upon a time, the winners and losers in our industry were separated mainly by one thing: pricing power. Be it through consolidation, vertical integration, or just being a superior operator, pricing power is an economic term that describes a company’s ability to raise prices without…

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CalPortland, Cemex, Ozinga, PCA earn Energy Star Partner recognition

Sources: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.; CP staff Four familiar names in construction materials are among 210 U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency 2022 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award recipients. The 2022 Partner naming marks 18 consecutive years of such recognition for CalPortland, four years for Cemex, and three years for Ozinga and PCA.

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Ozinga broadens Indiana footprint in Eagle Ready-Mix acquisition

Sources: Ozinga Ready Mix, Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

Continuing a Great Lakes market expansion north and east of its Chicago base, Ozinga RMC has closed on Indiana’s Eagle Ready-Mix, characterizing the family owned operator as rich in values and principles—and a perfect fit with its culture. The producer’s Goshen and Elkhardt sites join their new owner’s 11-plant business serving north central Indiana and southwest Michigan.

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Ozinga South Florida makes Banaszak Concrete its first bolt-on business

Sources: Ozinga Bros., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

Less than a month after dedicating its Miami flagship ready mixed plant, Ozinga South Florida has acquired Banaszak Concrete, which brings fully operating satellites in Davie and Hollywood, Fla. The expansion helps demonstrate confidence in the Sunshine State’s recovering economy and steady construction growth, company officials note, and serves as a strong testament to future residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure job prospects.

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Market opportunities compel Ozinga RMC’s move into Miami

Sources: Ozinga Bros. Inc., Mokena, Ill.; CP staff

One of the top ready mixed concrete operators in Chicago and neighboring Great Lakes markets is bringing its production, fleet management and customer service competencies to South Florida. Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete has opened a charter plant in Miami, eyeing residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects.

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Mobley Concrete, Ozinga, IMI pros top 2016 National Mixer Driver Championship

Nashville’s Wild Horse Saloon

Sources: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.; CP staff

From a record, 82-contestant field, Chris Harrison of Mobley Concrete Co. in Russellville, Ark., took the NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship in Nashville, staged September 18-19 during the group’s 2016 ConcreteWorks. After placing second in the 2015 competition (San Antonio), Harrison earned a $2,500 cash prize from the NRMCA’s Truck Mixer Manufacturers Bureau (TMMB) for this year’s first place finish.

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Children’s app developer brings Ozinga mixer, plant into construction game

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A children’s tech startup has teamed up with Mokena, Ill.-based Ozinga Bros, Inc. to add an authentic touch—ready mixed loading and delivery—to Super Nano Trucks, an interactive construction game geared for kids aged 3-8. Available for Apple devices, the Bughouse game enables youthful users to command their own construction site by delivering concrete for pavements, flatwork and foundations.

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