Launch Slideshow

Ozinga Bros. Inc.

Ozinga Bros. Inc.

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    Emelia Fredlick

    Ozinga Bros. Inc. plans to convert or replace its entire 500-vehicle fleet to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) by 2020. The Mokena, Ill.-based producer has built CNG fueling stations at two ready-mix plants, and plans to open more by the end of 2013.

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    Ozinga Bros. Inc.

    In 2013, the producer launched Ozinga Energy, a new company that provides fleet fueling as well as CnG station design and construction.

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    Emelia Fredlick

    In August 2013, Ozinga hosted a silent auction and pervious concrete showcase at its Chinatown plant in Chicago, as part of a fundraiser for the Chicago Public Arts Group. Contractors and public works officials marveled at the works of pervious concrete art created by the Ozinga team and visiting industry experts.

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    Emelia Fredlick

    Several installations showcased the “art of pervious concrete,” including a faux beach and beach recliners (as seen at WOC 2013), a stamped and stained concrete arched bridge, a concrete water fountain, and rustic concrete benches and chairs.

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    Shelby O. Mitchell

    The producer invited customers to a pre-event demonstration that included preparation pours of decorative concrete and vertical stamping using its Filtercrete pervious concrete.

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    David Mitchell of Salt Lake City-based Bunyan Industries brought three new pieces of equipment for the pervious demos: the Baby Bunyan pervious roller screed (also known as the ‘weasel’), upgraded pan float for pervious finishing, and the Bunyan Infiltration Remediation Device (BIRD) wet vacuum for cleaning and maintaining pervious pavement.

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    Jim Miller, “pervious beautician” from C2 Products Inc., used the company’s Jelly Bean pigment packs to color the exposed aggregate surface of the pervious concrete beach.

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    Director of Communications, Tim Ozinga, is recruited to create footprints in the decorative pervious “beach” installation.

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    Brian Lutey, LEED AP and vice president of green building for Ozinga advised the Forest Preserve District of Cook County to consider installing pervious concrete benches and footstools that mimic the look of wood, but are much longer lasting.

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    John Bazella, of J. Bazella Concrete Construction in Saltsburg, Pa., created pervious concrete benches for Ozinga’s silent auction, stained to look like tree trunks.

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    A very natural-looking pervious concrete footstool

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    Emelia Fredlick

    Ozinga invites customers to visit its decorative concrete showroom at the Chinatown plant, which includes examples of liquid colors, stains, and tools that can be used for stamped and color-enhanced concrete.

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    Shelby O. Mitchell

    A miniature display of Ozinga’s Filtercrete pervious concrete

Ozinga is a 4th-generation family-owned and operated American company. Our mission is to honor and glorify God and to serve the crown of his creation, our fellow man. That mission permeates everything we do, from providing top quality concrete to developing cutting-edge technology to plan for the future. By introducing compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel to our fleet operations we have realized a 40% fuel savings, and become an industry leader in the effort to energize American innovation and run cleaner operations.

Since 2011, Ozinga has added over 100 CNG-fueled ready mix trucks and support vehicles to their fleet, with a pledge to convert or replace the entire 500-vehicle fleet to run on CNG by the year 2020.

To further encourage natural gas as a fuel, Ozinga has built CNG fueling stations at two of their ready mix facilities and plans to open even more by the end of the year. A new company, Ozinga Energy (OzingaEnergy.com) was launched in the spring of 2013 to provide fleet fueling as well as CNG station design and construction.

In addition to promoting energy independence, Ozinga has also become a leader in green concrete technology through the use of its Filtercrete Pervious Concrete system to help prevent flooding and filter the air around it. By donating materials to a local high school, Ozinga has had the opportunity to see Filtercrete in action, transforming a contaminated lot into a beautiful garden through the students’ hard work and dedication to the project.

Though Ozinga has experienced growth throughout the years they have maintained their family atmosphere among their employees, customers, and community. Their social intranet provides employees with a place to collaborate and stay in touch with all areas of the company. By increasing presence on social media channels Ozinga has created an open dialogue with customers and other members of the industry. Through continued local support, Ozinga remains a proudly involved member of the community, donating a portion of their revenue each year to charitable causes.

Ozinga’s latest innovation has been their recent implementation of a new Social Media Storyboard at their Mokena, IL headquarters. The brand new Storyboard aggregates all Ozinga-related social media posts and paints a picture of the Ozinga experience in real time, bringing all facets of the company together in one stunning visual display.

The producer’s Chicago plant is featured in “Delivering Green,” in The Concrete Producer’s March/April 2013 issue.

Visit www.ozinga.com to learn more.