51 Thomas Concrete Industries | Atlanta
Has four concrete laboratories and more than 40 plants in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Every employee must complete the Thomas Concrete Academy, an in-house concrete “basic training” to maintain a high level of expertise. One of the producer's specialties is placing concrete for hard-to-reach jobs with its fleet of 27 mixer-mounted belt conveyors. The equipment allows Thomas to deliver to small- and medium-sized jobs from up to 50 feet away that can't be reached by conventional unloading methods. Thomas is owned by the Thomas Concrete Group, which is headquartered in Sweden. www.thomasconcrete.com52 Cast-Crete Corp. | Seffner, Fla.
The nation's largest producer of precast and prestressed concrete U-lintels claims to be the product's pioneer. Cast-Crete also specializes in precast sills, heavy-duty parking bumpers, and thresholds. It's come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1955 when five employees produced precast sills on a 50x100-foot lot, and delivered their product on a trailer pulled by a station wagon. www.castcrete.com53 Clark Pacific | West Sacramento, Calif.
Company's team of engineers and precast experts specialize in architectural precast systems, design/build parking solutions, seismic technological advances, and custom architectural finishes. From its plants in northern and southern California, the producer supplies projects in many markets, including sports complexes, municipal buildings, hospitals, and even wine caverns. In 2008, the producer created architectural precast panels for the Golden 1 Credit Union Corporate headquarters in Sacramento, which won a 2008 PCI Design Award for Best Low-Rise Office Building. www.clarkpacific.com54 W.R. Sidley Inc. | Painesville, Ohio
Produces ready-mix, concrete block, and structural and architectural precast products in 22 locations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The producer's high-profile precast projects include airports in Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Akron and Columbus, Ohio. A dock on the Ohio River allows Sidley to ship precast for large projects from its Waverly, W.Va., plant. The producer also supplies customers with bulk aggregates, industrial minerals, and building supplies, and distributes heavy- and medium-duty trucks through its subsidiary, J.P. Jenks Trucking and Warehousing. www.rwsidley.com55 Teichert Inc. | Sacramento, Calif.
When you see the trademark Teichert Green in northern California, it could mean Teichert Materials is supplying a job with ready-mix or precast concrete, Teichert Construction is paving a highway, or you could be near a quarry run by Teichert Aggregates—one of the largest aggregate producers in the nation. Adolph Teichert, a German immigrant, founded the company in 1887. His sons helped establish the Northern California chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. www.teichert.com56 Unistress Corp. | Pittsfield, Mass.
CEO Perry Petricca and Chairman Basil Petricca, continue founder Basilio Petricca's family legacy as the leaders of Unistress and its sister company, Petricca Construction. Produces precast and prestressed concrete for bridges, roads, and retail and industrial buildings. With Petricca Construction, the producer has access to an in-house staff of experienced construction managers, designers, engineers, and draftsmen. Unistress Steelworks manufactures 99% of the company's own steel components, including connection plate embeds and rebar cages. www.unistresscorp.com$51 Million to $100 Million57 Standard Concrete Products | Columbus, Ga.
Producer designs and manufactures prestressed and precast concrete in Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta and Savannah, Ga.; and Mobile, Ala. It has earned a reputation for high-quality design/build projects, such as the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, S.C., Disney World's Reedy Creek Bridge, and the Tampa Port Authority's Berth 201 and Berth 219 wharf construction projects. The Tampa plant holds the longest simple supported beam record in the state of Florida—almost 170 feet. www.standardconcrete.net58 Silvi Group | Fairless Hills, Pa.
Produces ready-mix, cement, and aggregate under several brand names: Silvi Concrete, Sahara Sand, RCM Cement, and Gibraltar Rock. Silvi Concrete serves eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey with seven ready-mix plants and more than 100 front-discharge ready-mix trucks. The service area for cement and aggregates extends to Maryland, Delaware, and New York. In June 2009, Silvi bought the 1440-acre Belle Mead quarry from 3M Company near Princeton, N.J. The producer has sold almost 500 acres of that land to historic and ecological preservation groups.www.silvi.com59 Dorsett Bros. Concrete Supply Inc. | Pasadena, Texas
In 32 years, this producer has grown from a one-plant operation with five ready-mix trucks to 16 plants and a fleet of more than 160 trucks. Dorsett supplied concrete for what has been called an “extreme makeover” of the two-mile bridge over Galveston Causeway. With Galveston precaster Taylor Brothers, Dorsett produced 6000 psi compressive strength concrete for cast-in-place segmental box girders from a barge-mounted central-mix plant. The new bridge replaces a concrete structure built in 1938 and upgraded in the 1960s. www.dorsettbrothers.com60 Angelle Concrete | Baton Rouge, La.
Operates 28 dry-batch plants, three cement terminals, and 150 ready-mix trucks in south-central Louisiana. The producer has more than doubled its annual concrete volume in the past decade, with seven acquisitions since 1998. CEO Dave Gage joined the group in late 2007. He has made several changes, including moving its headquarters from Jennings to Baton Rouge in 2008, hiring a new CFO, and acquiring portable paving plants so the group can supply large state highway projects. The group also operates as Delta Concrete and South Louisiana Cement. www.angelleconcrete.com