The numbers have been crunched and the surveys are in. So what do they tell us?
This year's TCP100 does not look much different from last year's. The top three producers remain the same. In fact, the top 10 companies from last year’s list are the same this year, although the order has changed slightly.
Concrete producers have become entrenched. The focus is on delivering a quality product in a timely manner. The deal-a-day times of the last decade are mostly a memory, so we have seen little movement at the top of the list.
There are exceptions among smaller players. BMC Enterprises, owner of Breckenridge Materials Co. of St. Louis, has acquired small operations in Illinois and Missouri over the past two years. This producer has jumped nine spots, from 76 in 2010 to 67 this year.
This year's survey also shows that many producers are disappointed in the federal government's Stimulus Bill, which is now winding down. Still, there are bright spots. Some producers are buying new equipment, and another had such a successful 2010, it distributed profit-sharing checks to its employees. Be sure to read your August issue of the magazine later this month to find out which one. Until then, you can find the results from all of the past TCP100s on our website.
This year's TCP100* (last year's ranking in parenthesis)
1. Oldcastle Inc. / Atlanta (1)
2. Cemex Inc. / Houston (2)
3. Lafarge North America / Herndon, Va. (3)
4. Holcim / Waltham, Mass. (5)
5. Colas S.A. / Roseland, N.J. (8)
6. Heidelberg Cement / Allentown, Pa. (4)
7. Vulcan Materials Co. / Birmingham, Ala. (7)
8. Trinity Construction Products Group / Dallas (6)
9. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. / Raleigh, N.C. (10)
10. MDU Resources / Bismarck, N.D. (9)
*Based on 2010 revenue