New York City, however, is now leading the nation in shifting to these newer performance based construction standards in concrete that will allow us to deliver improved quality and durability through our high performance environmentally designed mixes.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 7, 2009
Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc., a subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMIX) and iCrete, LLC, have announced a licensing agreement, whereby Eastern will offer iCrete's advanced technology for concrete mix designs for infrastructure and major construction projects in the New York City and New Jersey markets, including high rise structures, industrial buildings, residential complexes and various agency (NYDEC, PANYNJ, NYDOT etc.) infrastructure projects.
Eastern and the entire U.S. Concrete family of companies are committed to environmentally friendly technologies that reduce potential carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions through their EF Technology product line. Utilization of the iCrete mix designs will allow Eastern to further reduce greenhouse gases while continuing to deliver superior quality products to our customers.
Juan Carlos Terroba, Chief Executive Officer of iCrete said, "Eastern and U.S. Concrete are leaders in sustainable technology in the building products industry. We are delighted to be associated with them, as they continue to expand their EF Technology product line."
The companies will work together on major construction and infrastructure projects, where federal, state and local governments increasingly require stronger, safer, more durable and more sustainable materials with a smaller carbon footprint.
"There have been significant advancements in concrete technology over the past quarter century, but they have not been fully utilized in traditional construction projects, which are often encumbered by the current prescriptive-based construction standards," said Michael L. Gentoso, U.S. Concrete's Vice President - Atlantic Region. "New York City, however, is now leading the nation in shifting to these newer performance based construction standards in concrete that will allow us to deliver improved quality and durability through our high performance environmentally designed mixes."
About U.S. Concrete
U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ: RMIX) services the construction industry in several major markets in the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and concrete-related products; and precast concrete. The Company has 132 fixed and 12 portable ready-mixed concrete plants, eight precast concrete plants, one concrete block plant and seven producing aggregates facilities.
During 2008 (including acquired volumes), these plant facilities produced approximately 6.5 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete, 0.9 million eight-inch equivalent block units and 3.5 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit http://www.us-concrete.com.
iCrete is a clean-technology provider of advanced concrete production systems to the construction industry. iCrete's mission is to elevate the construction and concrete industries to a new standard of profitability, standardization and environmental stewardship.
iCrete's core business is licensing the iCrete System, a mix design and quality solution for concrete producers, which is transforming the way ready mixed and precast concrete is designed, produced and used worldwide. For more details, visit us at http://www.icrete.com on the Web.
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