41 A&A Ready Mixed Concrete | Newport Beach, Calif.
Family-owned business has served California for 50 years. Founder Andre Caillier's son, Kurt Caillier, is the president. Kurt's brother, Randy, is vice president for the company. Along with A&A Concrete Supply, the Caillier family runs Associated Ready Mixed Concrete Inc. and Cemak Trucking Inc. Aside from their Newport headquarters, the company has 25 locations throughout California. www.aareadymix.com42 Nebco Inc. | Lincoln, Neb.
The company's motto is “building Nebraska from the ground up.” In addition to supplying concrete, Nebco also works in mining, construction, real estate development, agriculture, and transportation. Nebco was the first in Nebraska to use fly ash as a raw material and was the first in the state to manufacture concrete retaining walls. Nebco started as the Abel Construction Co. in 1908 and quickly expanded to make ready-mix concrete and concrete pipe and block. www.nebcoinc.com43 New Enterprise Stone and Lime | New Enterprise, Pa.
The company owns Stabler Companies Inc., Eastern Industries Inc., and eight others that operate in the arenas of blacktop, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, precast concrete, and construction supply. New Enterprise has been publishing a bi-monthly Internet newsletter called The Enterpriser since 2007. Pennsylvania received more than $1 billion of the highway stimulus bill in March from the federal government, and New Enterprise has already been awarded some of that money through new contracts with the state. www.nesl.com44 Alley-Cassetty Brick & Block | Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to producing concrete block in its Gallatin and Murfreesboro, Tenn., plants, this producer supplies brick, stone, and masonry materials in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. Its building supplies division operates from 10 offices throughout the region. The company began as a small retail coal business in the 1880s and still operates a commercial and industrial coal division, and a trucking division. Its name resulted from the merger of two family coal businesses in 1964: Frank Alley Coal Co. and Cassetty Coal Co. www.alley-cassetty.com45 Continental Materials Corp. | Chicago
This holding company's Concrete, Aggregates, and Construction Supplies (CA&CS) segment includes Rocky Mountain Ready Mix Concrete, Castle Concrete, and Transit Mix Concrete in Colorado. The company reported a nearly 15% decline in CA&CS sales during 2008, primarily due to a decreased level of construction along the Front Range of Colorado, the state's most populated region. But its construction materials business experienced a smaller decline than its other business segments, doors (19%) and HVAC products (17%).46 MMC Materials | Ridgeland, Miss.
Was named one of Mississippi's 40 Fastest Growing Companies in 2007-2008 by the Mississippi Business Journal. This was based in part on the producer's rapid growth in the Gulf Coast region since the 1980s. MMC and its subsidiary, Gulf Concrete, serve customers across Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama. Products include ready-mix and precast concrete, aggregates, building materials, and concrete accessories. The producer's initials stand for Mississippi Materials Company, which was its name for 67 years until it was changed to MMC in 1999. www.mmcmaterials.com47 Concrete Supply Co. | Charlotte, N.C.
In the past decade, this producer has grown by acquiring ownership or majority interests in seven different local ready-mix and prestress producers. Today, it operates 35 plants in North and South Carolina. Concrete Supply recently helped build the world's largest concrete whitewater riverbed at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, an outdoor recreation facility and official Olympic training site on the Catawba River. www.concretesupplyco.com48 Holliday Rock Co. | Upland, Calif.
Southern California producer supplies ready-mix for everything from commercial buildings to parking decks, and for specialty applications such as stamped concrete hard-scapes and faux rock structures in stores. In addition to 13 ready-mix concrete plants, it operates seven aggregate plants and eight hot-mix asphalt plants, all serving a five-county area. Holliday Rock has operated in California for almost 70 years. www.hollidayrock.com49 Ernst Enterprises | Dayton, Ohio
The third-generation, family-owned ready-mix producer has plants in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and Georgia. Each location also sells construction materials such as finishing tools, rebar and wire mesh, expansion joint, and concrete cures and sealers. To provide a “one-stop-shop” experience, Ernst provides concrete pumping service and construction material delivery. Its commitment to customers includes a Web-based portal for viewing current account information, reviewing invoices, and accessing real-time information on concrete deliveries. www.ernstconcrete.com50 Jensen Precast | Sparks, Nev.
Founded by Don Jensen in 1968, the company is still family-owned and -operated. It designs and manufactures standard and custom precast concrete products to meet large-scale infrastructure demands for highway construction, retaining walls, electric and gas utility, telecommunications, water, onsite wastewater, and sewage applications. Its seven engineers and five autoCAD designers and draftsmen provide in-house design and technical expertise. Due to customer demand, the producer began manufacturing reinforced concrete pipe at its Sparks plant. www.jensenprecast.com