Central Concrete Introduces CarbonCure in the San Francisco Bay Area
Following an extensive year-long testing procedure at the U.S. Concrete National Research Laboratory in San Jose, Central Concrete committed to a first phase roll-out which includes installing the CarbonCure Technology in its seven West Bay plants. This roll-out enables Central Concrete to further reduce the carbon footprint of its concrete mixes, and further solidify the concrete producer’s reputation as a clear leader in concrete sustainability.
The San Francisco Bay region is known for its deeply-rooted commitment to the environment. The local design and construction community has particularly high demands for sustainability. David Shook, Structural Engineer at Skidmore Owings Merrill (SOM) remarked, “SOM is committed to sustainable design. The CarbonCure Technology is an important step in mitigating harmful carbon emissions and we look forward to its use in The Bay.”
Shook’s sentiments were echoed by Susan McComb, Principal at BAR Architects, “We are continuously striving to push the boundaries of sustainability at BAR Architects. Concrete is an integral component on all of our designs and we are so excited to hear that Central Concrete has adopted the innovative CarbonCure Technology locally.”
The CarbonCure Technology introduces recycled CO2 into concrete during its production in order to help concrete producers realize manufacturing efficiencies and reduce their carbon footprint, without impacting the concrete’s properties or quality. The expanded partnership with CarbonCure builds on Central Concrete’s legacy of investing in strategies to mitigate the environmental impact of the built environment.
“Central Concrete has always been a leader in the ready-mixed concrete industry in setting the standard for the development of low-carbon concrete that exceeds the performance of traditional concrete,” said Herb Burton, vice president and general manager, U.S. Concrete West Region. “By adopting the CarbonCure Technology, Central Concrete is again exhibiting its leadership and commitment to reducing the overall carbon footprint without sacrificing performance.” - Herb Burton, Vice President & General Manager, U.S. Concrete West Region
In September, CarbonCure and Central Concrete will be co-promoting at the Carbon Smart Building Day, a conference hosted in San Francisco for building professionals striving to achieve a Net Zero Carbon built environment. The conference is affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit co-chaired by California Governor Jerry Brown. The summit is intended to act as a launch pad for deeper worldwide commitment to sustainability initiatives. During the summit, CarbonCure’s Jennifer Wagner will be recognized as one of 22 Climate Trailblazers from around the world for her work leading CarbonCure’s sustainability efforts.
About CarbonCure Technologies Inc.
CarbonCure is the world leader in CO2 utilization technologies for the cement and concrete sector. Its retrofit technology chemically mineralizes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process to make greener and stronger concrete. The CarbonCure Technology is being used by over 100 concrete producers today to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. For more information, visit www.carboncure.com
About Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc.
Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete (NASDAQ:USCR), has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for 70 years. The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete than traditional concrete while significantly lowering carbon footprints with its low-CO2 mixes. Unlike traditional concrete, Central Concrete’s standard mixes deliver 50% or greater cement replacement materials, thereby significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the project under construction. With 12 locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Concrete offers multiple points of service to meet the diverse operational needs of its customers. For more information, visit www.centralconcrete.com .
About U.S. Concrete, Inc.
U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) is a leading supplier of concrete and aggregates for large- scale commercial, residential and infrastructure projects in high-growth markets across the country. The Company holds leading market positions in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. and its materials have been used in some of the most complex and highly specialized construction projects of the last decade. U.S. Concrete has continued to grow organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions of independent producers in our target markets. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.
Christie Gamble, Director of Sustainability