61 Superior Ready Mix Concrete | Escondido, Calif.
A family-owned producer since 1959, when it was known as Escondido Ready Mix Concrete, it was renamed to reflect a commitment to superior service after expanding and acquiring businesses in southern California. Today, the producer supplies customers with concrete, aggregates, and asphalt from more than 20 plants. At its Hemet, Calif., location, the producer operates a construction supply yard including block, decorative rock, sand, tools, and building materials. www.superiorrm.com62 Gulf Coast Prestress | Pass Christian, Miss.
Originally established in 1967 to make precast and prestressed concrete for the bridge, marine, and structural industries, this producer has expanded its product line to include platforms for the petrochemical industry, precast segmental sections for long-span bridges, and large diameter spun-cast cylinder pile for large foundation projects. It maintains 22 multi-project casting beds and a large concrete slab area for match-cast and precast items on its 70-acre site. An automated, twin-turbine central mix batch plant supplies concrete to the casting beds, with the capacity of producing 600 yards daily. www.gcprestress.com63 Delta Industries | Jackson, Miss.
This producer supplies ready-mix throughout Mississippi and southwestern Alabama. Subsidiaries include Jackson Ready-Mix, Tri State Ready-Mix, Americrete Ready-Mix, and Gulf States Ready-Mix. Since 1945, it has grown from a single location that produced 1000 yards of concrete a day to more than 30 locations, producing upwards of 1 million yards annually. The producer's commitment to customer service led it to develop the Delta Academy, an in-house training program for employees that includes a week of classroom training and a week of field training. www.delta-ind.com64 Grand Junction Concrete Pipe | Grand Junction, Colo.
Contrary to its name, this is not merely a pipe producer. Grand Junction offers precast, ready-mix, aggregates, and irrigation products to complement its extensive line of pipe. A major producer of precast products in Colorado and Utah, its precast is used for irrigation, drainage, and decorative applications. Its ready-mix operation serves the Grand Junction and Grand Valley areas in Colorado, and it owns and operates several gravel pits in the Grand Junction area. www.gjpipe.com65 Cranesville Block Co. | Amsterdam, N.Y.
Cranesville has the distinction of being one of New York's largest ready-mix producers, as well as one of the state's original block and precast manufacturers. Its aggregate subsidiary, Cranesville Aggregate Co., operates 10 sites that provide sand and stone to the ready-mix operation. With 24 plants, three portable plants, and one portable wet plant, the producer serves an area from the southern edge of New York City, north to the Canadian border, and as far west as Rochester, N.Y. Cranesville has been operating since 1947. www.cranesville.com66 Ozinga Brothers | Chicago
Provides ready-mix and bulk material to Chicago and northwest Indiana from 27 locations. Chicago Cement, a wholly-owned subsidiary, coordinates the supply of all cementitious materials used by Ozinga's ready-mix operations. In 2008, Ozinga hired a vice president of green building, positioning itself to help meet the city of Chicago's commitment to become the most environmentally friendly city in the world. The Ozinga family is affiliated with a diverse mix of business ventures, including a marine terminal on the Calumet River, a catering company near Chicago, and a California handbag company. www.ozinga.com67 Suhor Industries | Overland Park, Kan.
Although this precast producer serves the building and agricultural trades with retaining walls and septic tanks, four of Suhor's five business units focus on the funeral services niche. Specialty products include concrete burial vaults, lawn crypts, and memorials. SI Funeral Services operates in 10 states, providing burial vaults, cremation services, cremation caskets, urns, urn vaults, grave digging, and graveside services. SI Construction Services installs lawn crypts, columbarium niches, and mausoleums. SI Memorials designs, manufactures, and installs monuments and memorials, and SI Veteran Memorials helps communities build tributes to honor those who have served our country. www.suhor.com68 Spancrete Group | Waukesha, Wis.
With three plants in Wisconsin and one in northern Illinois, this family-owned producer supplies precast for everything from buildings and bridges to monuments. President John Nagy credits his company's success to its involvement in diverse markets, such as green building and disaster relief projects. The producer is developing a new precast concrete truss building system designed to save time and money in the construction process. The Spancrete Studio, a corporate-sponsored course, teaches U.S. architectural students about precast concrete, fabrication, and construction. www.spancrete.com69 Nevada Ready Mix | Las Vegas
Supplies concrete to the Las Vegas area with nine batch plants. The producer also provides sand and gravel from its Lone Mountain Gravel Pit at the base of the Spring Mountains in northwest Las Vegas. The quarry produces limestone and dolomite for the producer's own concrete, aggregate for public works and transportation projects, and sand for the city's finest golf courses. Since its incorporation in 1989, it has produced and placed more than 30 million yards of concrete and more than 22 million tons of aggregate in greater Las Vegas. www.nevadareadymix.com70 Empresas Master | Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
The concrete, aggregates, and paint producer operates under the names Empresas Master, Master Paints & Chemical Corp., and Master Décor. In 2008, Empresas Master, the concrete and aggregates division, was ranked No. 101 on Caribbean Business newspaper's annual list of Puerto Rico's Top 400 locally owned companies. Master Décor manufactures expanded polystyrene (EPS) decorative moldings. Master Products employs 400 people. www.mastergroup-pr.com