Concrete producers don't have to be big to be important players in their markets. Many have become successful as strong local businesses. Although they may not be among the top 100 in revenue, there are other factors that define a “Producer to Watch.”

To borrow a phrase from the real estate industry, three things are critical: location, location, location. Most of the producers on this list are located in areas identified by Hanley Wood's Market Intelligence as the “busiest” and “hottest” markets for housing in the United States. Others caught our attention because of their remarkable growth the last two years.

  • Alta View Concrete Sandy, Utah
  • Charter Materials Chino Valley, Ariz.
  • Commercial Concrete Products Plant City, Fla.
  • East-Texas Precast Co. Hempstead, Texas
  • Harper Ready Mix Salt Lake City
  • Kentucky Concrete, Inc. Cecilia, Ky.
  • Nitterhouse Concrete Products Chambersburg, Pa.
  • Spragues' Ready Mix Irwindale, Calif.
  • Stress Con Industries Inc. Utica, Mich.
  • Structural Prestress Industries Medley, Fla.

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