71 Clayton Companies | Jackson, N.J.
Operates plants, retail storefronts, and mining operations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Ralph Clayton & Sons provides ready-mix concrete and building materials for highway, residential, and commercial developments; Clayton Block Co. manufactures architectural and specialty concrete block products; and Clayton Sand supplies products to the company's own operations, as well as the construction industry. Recycles thousands of tons of concrete pipe, brick, concrete, and other waste products at its state-approved sites, and its portable recycling plants. The material is used as stabilized base for roads, parking lots, and other projects. www.claytonco.com72 East Texas Precast Co. | Hempstead, Texas
Supplies structural and architectural precast products to Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and the Gulf Coast. It has more than 20 casting beds/lines at its disposal. Products include double- and single-Tees, beams, columns, walls, and spandrels. Producer can use 3-D modeling software in the early stages of project planning to help predict and prevent design problems before they become costly mistakes. www.easttexasprecast.net73 Eucon Corp. | Spokane, Wash.
Primarily a mining company, Eucon owns several ready-mix plants and owns or leases more than 30 aggregate pits in eastern Washington, including Spokane Rock Products, American Rock Products, Mainline Rock & Ballast Inc. (aggregates only), and Quality Rock Products. In Idaho, the company operates as Atlas Sand & Rock, an aggregate and ready-mix producer that has been in business for more than 60 years. Other businesses include DeAtley Crushing, M.A. DeAtley Construction, and Profab, a plant and crushing equipment fabricator.74 Sequatchie Concrete Service | South Pittsburg, Tenn.
Robert Thomas and his sons run operations in three states, all from headquarters in a small southern Tennessee town near Nickajack Lake. South Pittsburg, known as the Tidiest Town in Tennessee, has been the family's home for generations. Products include ready-mix, concrete block, architectural masonry units, and segmental retaining wall block. A small amount of business is hollow-core prestress products. www.seqconcrete.com75 Moraine Materials | Franklin, Ohio
The Moraine Mantra: Providing the most value to our customers, employees, suppliers, and their families through a foundation of honesty and integrity. Producer has supplied ready-mix to southwest Ohio and northern Kentucky since 1934, with a fleet that has grown to more than 120 front-discharge trucks. Customers can buy a variety of building and concrete supplies to finish the job, through Moraine's e-Store—from trowels to hand tools. Moraine's premium concrete blend is called Finishers Choice. www.mormat.com76 Central Concrete Supermix | Miami
Producer started in Brazil in 1976 and opened in South Florida in 1989. The company's trademark motto is they are the “On-Time Concrete Company.” It was a decidedly down year for Supermix in the U.S., where it serves South Florida with ready-mix and concrete block. Ready-mix accounts for more than 85% of Supermix's business. Producer expects 2009 to be a similarly disappointing year. The Miami Chamber of Commerce named Supermix one of the top 100 minority businesses in South Florida. www.supermix.com77 Boston Sand & Gravel | Boston
Operates ready-mix plants in eastern Massachusetts and has a sand and gravel facility in New Hampshire. Boston Sand was founded in 1914 and operates Rosenfeld Concrete, Southeastern Concrete, and Lawrence Ready Mix. In 2008, Boston Sand installed a 109-kilowatt solar panel system in Charlestown, Mass., that accounts for 75% of that location's energy. Boston Sand operates its own shortline railroad to transport aggregate from New Hampshire to the Boston area. www.bostonsand.com78 Ferrara Bros Building Materials | Flushing, N.Y.
Ready-mix accounts for more than 95% of this producers' business. Ferrara marks its 40th anniversary this year. The company started with five concrete mixers in Queens. In 2009, Ferrara Bros. plans to add 10 new trucks to its fleet and a new central mix concrete batching plant. The company is still owned and run by the Ferrara family. The company's motto: “Your success is how we measure ours.” www.ferraraconcrete.com79 BMC Enterprises | St. Louis
Breckenridge Materials (BMC) is a family-owned business that has operated in St. Louis for more than 80 years. BMC is one of the largest ready mix producers in Missouri, accounting for 90% of its business, and is the largest concrete supplier to the Missouri Department of Transportation. The company expects 2009 to be one of the most challenging years in its long history because of increasing erosion in commercial markets. BMC supplies concrete in Missouri and Illinois. www.breckenridgematerial.com80 Geiger Ready Mix | Leavenworth, Kan.
This Kansas City-area producer, like many of the companies on our list, is family-owned. Geiger traces its roots back to 1860 when Gottlieb Geiger started a construction contracting business in Leavenworth. Geiger's fifth plant opened in Missouri in 2003. Last year, Geiger driver Ted Ingerson ran for the 42nd district of the Kansas House of Representatives as a Republican but lost. On its Web site, Geiger promises to be “On time” and to “hustle.” www.geigerreadymix.com