With more than 60 years of providing quality service throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod Ready Mix plans to continue to expand and exceed industry expectations. Peter Joy, general manager of Cape Cod Ready Mix, grew up in the concrete business and has been working in the industry full time for 40 years. The producer's innovations include a unique color system and a trademarked pervious concrete.
Cape Cod Ready Mix invests regularly in technology to stay up-to-date on the latest trends. “We invest in computer batching, integrated dispatching with GPS systems, integral color machine, remote batch capabilities, and central dispatching. We are always looking at ways to become more efficient,” says Joy.
Cape Cody Ready Mix’s Perk-Crete pervious concrete is a “puddle-proof” pavement that delivers stormwater back to the groundwater. Perk-Crete’s attributes include a life cycle measured in decades, freeze/thaw protection, and high-impact resistance to protect from snow plow blades.
On the integral color side, by partnering with a concrete pigment company, the producer now has in-house storage and dispensing equipment to enable a wide range of color options with minimum lead time.
The producer has streamlined operations over the last few years. “We purchased our Dennis and Sandwich plants to enhance our deliveries, consolidated and set up a maintenance facility at one location, updated software both on the batching and dispatching sides, and updated preventive maintenance on the plants and vehicles,” says Joy.
While things are going well for this producer, it’s still tough to maintain a fleet of dependable ready-mix trucks, so it plans to enhance its fleet with a new in-house glider program. In the years to come. Cape Cod Ready Mix plans to continue to help customers determine what services would be best for them.
By offering superior service and unique products, this producer will continue to make an impact. “We always provide top-notch customer service, whether it is through service, education, quality products, or communication. We are here for them no matter what size they are,” says Joy.