21 Irving Materials Inc. | Greenfield, Ind.
The Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association honored Irving for the eighth time with a gold-level Excellence in Mining Award in April. Irving also won a safety award from the same group. Its Pipe Creek Jr. stone quarry in Indiana has been the sight of an archeological dig the past 11 years, where scientists say they have found exciting information about the area. Irving has been in the concrete and aggregates business for more than 50 years. President Bob Haldrup has been at the forefront of educating the concrete industry on new technology and environmental initiatives. www.irvmat.com22 Votorantim | Bridgeview, III.
Brazil-based company bought Chicago's Prairie Materials in 2008. The company, known as Grupo Votorantim, is the largest industrial conglomerate in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America. In 2007, Votorantim North America became the owner of the Prestige Group of Companies, which provides ready-mix concrete to Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and California. The company owns 50% of Trinity Materials in the U.S. www.votorantim.com23 Clyde Companies | Orem, Utah
Ready-mix accounted for 32% of Clyde's business in 2008. Hanley Wood's Public Works magazine named W.W. Clyde and Co., one of the group's subsidiaries, one of the top 50 architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the country. Clyde Companies' subsidiaries that produce concrete products are Geneva Rock, Gorge Rock, Sunroc, and Clements Concrete. The company expects revenue in 2009 to be similar to last year's. www.clydeinc.com24 Vicat Group | Stockbridge, Ga.
With operations in nine countries, more than half of the French-owned concrete, cement, and aggregates producer's revenues come from outside of France. Its U.S. operations include National Ready Mixed Concrete Co., Builders Concrete, and Viking Ready Mix in California and Kirkpatrick Concrete in Alabama. In 2008, Vicat also acquired Walker Concrete & Construction Products in Stockbridge, Ga. (TCP100 No. 69 in '08) and Coastal Concrete in Bluffton, S.C. (TCP100 No. 77 in '08). U.S. locations include 38 ready-mix plants and two cement plants. Vicat also produces precast concrete, specialty chemicals, and paper. www.vicat.com$101 Million to $500 Million25 Cretex Companies | Elk river, Minn.
Company bought fellow Minnesota company Meier Tool & Engineering in 2008, which became part of Cretex's Commercial Products Group. Cretex's concrete division is divided into Concrete Products North, West, and Midwest and operates 18 precast plants. Since its inception in 1917, Cretex has attempted to diversify its company and today makes pacemaker components as well as concrete products. www.cretexinc.com26 Impulsora Tlaxcalteca | Mexico city
Located in the eighth largest city in the world, Impulsora's revenue grew in 2008. The company paid the country of Mexico a fine of more than 4 million pesos for delays in construction of a roadway in Mexico City. Impulsora manufactures concrete products for railways and installs and maintains railway infrastructure. Impulsora is also an importer/exporter. www.itisa.com.mx27 Pavestone | Dallas
Federal Trade Commission stopped Pavestone's attempt in 2008 to sell to Oldcastle. CRH and Pavestone had agreed to the deal, worth a reported $540 million, that would have made Pavestone a subsidiary of CRH America. The FTC said it would violate antitrust laws by greatly reducing competition. CRH did not challenge the FTC in court. Pavestone said it was disappointed that the lawsuit would not be contested, adding that the FTC was ignoring the benefit of the transaction to consumers. www.pavestone.com28 Valmont Industries | Omaha, Neb.
Concrete products account for a quarter of business. Company manufactures spun concrete poles for the electric utility industry. Along with utility poles, Valmont makes cellphone towers and irrigation equipment. One of the nation's most wanted fugitives, Patricia Pardo, worked at Valmont Industries in 2008 under the fake name Joanna Sanez. Pardo was an irrigation technician at Valmont before she fled charges of identity theft. Pardo's boss at Valmont told America's Most Wanted that he felt “tricked” by Pardo, who had bought homes and cars, and had been living under the stolen identity of Joanna Sanez in Nebraska since 2001. www.valmont.com29 County Materials | Marathon, Wis.
Producer has been in business since 1946, manufacturing ready-mix concrete and concrete pipes, along with landscaping materials, clay bricks, and bike stands. In 2008, County donated 100 yards of concrete to Habitat for Humanity for four houses for families in need. It also raised $16,000 for the United Way at its annual charity golf outing. County won Silver and Bronze awards for excellence in landscaping and hardscaping from the Wisconsin Concrete Masonry Association and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association in March. www.countymaterials.com30 Dolese Bros. Co. | Oklahoma City
A little more than half of Dolese's revenue comes from ready-mix concrete, with aggregates making up almost all of the rest. The company has been in concrete for more than 100 years and was a silver sponsor of the American Institute of Architects of Central Oklahoma golf tournament in 2009. In 2008, Lafarge bought three Wichita, Kan., area plants from Dolese. Lafarge continues to operate one ready-mix plant, but closed the other two to sell for real estate. www.dolese.net