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www.concreteproducts.com April 2014 • 29 PRODUCERS Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. and Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., business units of Texas-based U.S. Concrete, Inc. have attained Green-Star certifcation from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association for a total of 17 plants. Seven Eastern Concrete plants are frst in New Jersey, as well as the New York City area, to receive Green-Star certifcation. The producer aims to complete certifcation for its other operating plants in New York and New Jersey before year-end. Central Concrete recently completed audits bringing all 10 of its fxed plant locations in the San Francisco Bay area under the Green- Star program; another site acquired in fall 2012, the former Bode Concrete operation in San Francisco, was California's frst site to at- tain the NRMCA certifcation. NRMCA's Green-Star program was devel- oped with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a benchmarking and continuous im- provement tool to recognize companies that adhere to the industry's principles of environ- mental compliance and sustainability. "Over the years, U.S. Concrete has demonstrated a deep commitment to executing effective sus- tainability strategies," says NRMCA Senior Vice President of Sustainability Lionel Lemay. "Green-Star certifcation is further recogni- tion of their efforts to adopt sound environ- mental business processes and tools with the aim of continually improving environmental performance." Separately, one of two U.S. Concrete Inc. platform businesses in the Lone Star State, Ingram Concrete LLC has acquired the ready mixed production assets of T&S Ventures LLC, based in Sweetwater, Texas. The deal was an- nounced fve weeks after Ingram Concrete closed on the assets of Young Ready-Mix Inc., a single-plant, Brady, Texas operator. U.S. Concrete's bolt-on acquisition strate- gy hinges on strong target businesses that are well located in areas of above-average growth. "We continue to look forward to great things from the west Texas market," said CEO William Sandbrook upon announcing the T&S transac- tion. "This acquisition takes us one step closer to capitalizing on the dynamic construction activities in this region." Zach Rich has been named director of Concrete Promotion/Sales at Fairless Hills, Pa.-based Silvi Group Cos. He joined Silvi Concrete in 2006 as a territory sales manag- er, quickly progressing to the position of New Jersey regional sales manager. In his new role, he will be allocating time to expanding the Silvi Concrete Parking Lot/Paving Promo- tion program, while continuing to manage the Garden States concrete sales team. "Zach is committed to the concrete busi- ness," says President Laurence Silvi II. "He's recently completed the NRMCA Certifed Concrete Professional (CCPf) Sales/Market- ing program, was nominated vice president of the ACI NJ Chapter, and is an adjunct professor for the Concrete Industry Man- agement program at the New Jersey Insti- tute of Technology—[on top of being] may- or in his township." Continuing its mission of Building In- novation, Wisconsin-based Spancrete has named Michael Schmidt director of Design and Engineering. He brings 34 years of en- gineering and architectural design exper- BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Concrete Products April 2014.indd 29 4/1/2014 11:39:02 AM

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