The TCP100 companies are ranked by their total North American revenue for the previous year (2009). Our goal is to show the large scope of the companies involved in concrete production, so producers are listed by their parent company's name and total revenue. Some figures were for fiscal years.
Revenue figures and other information were acquired through questionnaires, telephone, and e-mail requests. Revenue for companies that did not provide information was obtained through annual reports, press releases, media sources, and the databases of LexisNexis, Hoovers, Manta, and the Gale Business and Company Resource Center.
"TCP 100 Slimming Down"NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST CONCRETE PRODUCERSMORE THAN $1 BILLION
Concrete producers adjust to new economic realities.
1 OLDCASTLE INC. / ATLANTA
No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year, this subsidiary of CRH plc. recently bought Schwab's assets in Ohio, including 12 ready-mix locations, two block plants, and one aggregate distribution terminal. www.oldcastle.com
2 CEMEX INC. / HOUSTON
Mexico-based producer has subsidiaries in more than 20 countries. In response to the economic downturn Cemex was forced to sell its Australian operations. www.cemexusa.com
3 LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA / HERNDON, VA.
Sales slumped 24% over the past year for this North American branch of Paris-based Lafarge S.A. North American sales accounted for 19% of the total. www.lafargenorthamerica.com
4 HEIDELBERG CEMENT / ALLENTOWN, PA.
After a successful refinancing bailout in 2009, Heidelberg experienced a disappointing full year turnover decrease of 31%. Heidelberg operates 19 North American cement plants. www.heidelbergcement.com
5 HOLCIM / DUNDEE, MICH.
Switzerland-based company acquired Cemex Australia. The producer now has interests in 70 countries on every continent, including North America, which made up 16% of total sales in 2009. www.holcim.com/us
6 TRINITY CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS GROUP / DA DALLAS
Parent of Transit Mix Concrete and Materials, which started in 1939 as a small ready-mix operation in Beaumont, Texas. Concrete and aggregates account for 63% of Trinity's revenues. www.trin.net/trinbusi/construct.html
7 VULCAN MATERIALS CO. / BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
Early in 2009, producer's markets lagged the rest of the nation in obligating and awarding stimulus-related highway projects. In spring, the producer reported the overall economy was improving. www.vulcanmaterials.com
8 COLAS S.A. / ROSELAND, N.J.
Based in France, Colas is considered a world leader in road construction, accounting for about 80% of the company's business. Expects North America's business to improve thanks to U.S. infrastructure projects in 2010. www.colas.com