Irving Materials, Inc. has been a building materials producer since 1946 when C.C. “Skunk” Irving began delivering ready mix concrete from Greenfield, Indiana. The company now delivers concrete throughout Indiana, Kentucky, southwestern Ohio, southeastern Illinois, middle Tennessee and northern Alabama. Irving Materials Group of Companies includes IMI Concrete, IMI Aggregates - which supplies stone, gravel and sand throughout Indiana, E&B Paving - asphalt and concrete paving contractors, and Specialties Company - offering specialized construction solutions for road construction worldwide.
IMI is defined by its commitment to innovation and quality. This innovative spirit has produced hundreds of specialized concrete mixes. It has also led to the development of industry-leading advances, such as the front discharge mixer truck. Our customers know they can depend upon us to meet their unique construction needs. This is one of the reasons customers have continued to remain loyal to IMI Concrete over the years. This commitment to quality has sustained us during the recent economic downturn. While other producers were cutting back on quality control, we revamped and bolstered QC/QA throughout our concrete divisions. Our leadership in innovation and quality has been recognized throughout the industry. In 2011, the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) presented the IMI Tennessee Concrete Division with its Producer Excellence in Quality Award.
We are committed to making the communities where we operate better places to work and live. We are involved in numerous charitable and community service causes. This ranges from our involvement with educational causes to fighting abuse in children. These are outlined on the Community pages of our website. We also strive to make an impact on the next generation of construction industry workers with our connection to higher education. We fund scholarships and open our doors to student groups.
We are also committed to promoting a safe workplace. This includes both worker safety and environmental responsibility in how we do business. We make workplace safety a high priority. We operate within industry standards and statutory regulations. We are active in a number of industry trade groups that promote best practices among its members. For instance, all of our active concrete plants are NRMCA Certified for safety. This past year, 13 of our aggregate plants were recognized by the Indiana Mineral and Aggregate Association (IMAA) with the IMAA Safety Award for workplace safety.
The IMAA also awarded 18 plants with Excellence in Mining Awards for excelling in environmental programs, safety programs, and employee and community relations. As a corporation, we have developed an environmental program that touches all aspects of business within our company. This is detailed in our Green Keys for Environmental Stewardship.
The key to the success of IMI has been the people who have worked for us over the years. For three generations, IMI has employed people who know the building materials we produce inside and out.
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