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42 • August 2019 COVER STORY BY DON MARSH College Recruit Ernst Concrete rounds out Atlanta market coverage with one of the Peach State's largest ready mixed plants Contractors working the south end of Atlanta, traveling the lower Interstate 285 beltway or touching down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are noticing a ready mixed concrete brand more associated with areas northeast and northwest of the city. Ernst Enterprises of Georgia, Inc. (Ernst Concrete) opened its newest ready mixed plant, comfortably rated above 300 yd./hour, in mid-2018. The twin wet/dry alley facility is on the top plateau of a quarry in College Park, bordering the airport periphery and—with bold graphics strategically positioned on 105-ft. twin silos—easily spotted from I-285. The site bridges a market area Ernst Concrete had occasionally served from transit mixed plants in Cobb, Gwinnett and DeKalb Counties, and extends the producer's prospects in Clayton and Fulton Counties, the latter encompassing the city of Atlanta. "College Park fills a void. It allows us to supply a growing number of customers from the northern Atlanta market who are now per- forming work on the south end, and brings us closer to paving and vertical jobs around the airport and into central Atlanta," says Ernst Sales Representative Tripp Rogers. "With high volume, central mixed concrete capability, we can lock slump control in line with contractor requirements, especially on paving work. With one wet and one dry truck alley, we can meet heavy demand where needed and keep orders within time and temperature specs." Rear discharge mixers—the first in Georgia for a producer that brought front discharge models to the Atlanta market more than 30 years ago—prepare Ernst Concrete for paving and city site deliveries on the College Park schedule. The operation is the base for 10 new 10.5-yd. Beck Industrial mixers mounted on Kenworth T880 SBA or Mack Granite models. Eight Terex front discharge mixers complete the plant fleet.

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