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National Mixer Driver Championship

Dan Z. of Beatrice Ready Mixed competed in the 2018 NRMCA National Mixer Driver Championship at Gaylord National Resort near metro Washington, DC. After winning the Nebraska mixer driver championship, he was able to advance to the nationals and competed against a field of 87 drivers from across the United States.

The drivers took a written exam, did a walk around visual vehicle inspection, and a driving skills test. Some of the challenges in the test included a tennis ball drive-through challenge, parallel park challenge, on target challenge, scale box challenge and backing stop challenge. They also had a chute a hoop challenge, shooting a basketball into the chute to make a point. A break an egg challenge, swinging the chute over an egg and getting as close as possible without breaking it. A bowling challenge, where a bowling ball is attached to the final chute of a mixer truck, while the truck drives backwards and tries to knock down the pins in one pass. Reaction time was also tested with a computer program that records how quickly a driver reacts to the changes on a screen.

Dan finished outside the top 5 but had an great experience. Dan won the 2018 championship for Nebraska in June.

2018-10-30T19:46:25+00:00October 30th, 2018|
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Saltillo Industrial Park

Lincoln Ready Mixed, Overland Ready Mixed, Beatrice Concrete and Husker Concrete teamed up on a paving project in south Lincoln. The Saltillo Industrial Park project located in South Lincoln consists of pouring 2,000 yards of concrete. The project consisted of four new streets for Commercial Buildings. The contractor for this project was TCW Construction.

2018-10-30T19:39:16+00:00October 10th, 2018|
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LES Operations Center

Lincoln Electric System is nearing completion of Phase 1 on their new Operations Center located on 117 acres in Southeast Lincoln. Beatrice Concrete has supplied over 20,000 cubic yards of concrete for the first phase of the project which included the new operations building, fleet building and new DEC thermal building that will handle all of the heating, cooling and water for the campus. Nearly 5,000 yards of concrete has been used for footings, 10,000 yards for paving, and 7,000 yards was used for interior finished floors.

The new LES Operations Center also created other projects near the area including sub stations and power poles, which called for 2,000 yards of concrete. Lincoln Ready Mixed also supplied 3,000 yards of concrete paving for Rokeby road adjacent to the site.

Beatrice Concrete recently hosted a brisket and brat barbeque at the LES facility for 100 employees and construction workers involved with the project. Phase 2 of the project begins in October and will include LES office buildings. The project began in June of 2017 and Hausmann Construction is the General Contractor for the project.The LES project is the largest single project ever supplied by Beatrice Concrete.

2018-10-30T19:39:54+00:00October 8th, 2018|
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New Overland Ready Mixed Plant Nears Completion

Overland Ready Mixed is moving it’s Geneva plant operations to Strang, NE. The new plant is erected, floors have been poured and the walls for the office are currently being framed. The next phase of the project is to erect the building around the plant.

Plans call for the project to be completed by November 30 and the plant should be operational by January 1, 2019. The Strang plant will feature a new dry batch plant that can handle 200 yards per hour. The Geneva 1995 Con-E-Co LoPro Plant will be refurbished and moved to Silver Creek to replace a 1976 manual batch plant.

The new plant used 1,500 tons of recycled crushed concrete for the base. The concrete was crushed by Constructors. Ayars & Ayars is the general contractor for the project.

2018-10-08T20:41:47+00:00October 2nd, 2018|
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RM Supplies Concrete for New Wesleyan Duane W. Acklie Science Building

The Nebraska Wesleyan University gets its first new academic building constructed in University Place in more than three decades. The building will be called the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science, named after the former Crete Carrier CEO and Lincoln philanthropist who was a longtime Nebraska Wesleyan Supporter. Ready Mixed Concrete supplied 2,870 yards of concrete floors, parking lots and footings. S&K Concrete did the floors and parking lots, and Sampson did the footings. This project started in July 2017 and is estimated to open for students in 2019.

2018-10-08T20:41:49+00:00August 21st, 2018|
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Zoo Expansion Features Product From NEBCO Companies

The Lincoln Children’s Zoo is in the middle of the largest expansion in its history. The $16 million, 10-acre expansion will create more interaction, more contact and more family memories than ever before. In 2019, the Zoo will open with four new amazing areas – a world-class giraffe feeding experience, an up-close tiger encounter, an indoor adventure where children will climb with monkeys and a plaza with a splash stream. The project includes product supplied from U-MIX Products Company, Apollo Steel, Reimers Kaufman, and Ready Mixed Concrete Company. Ready Mixed Concrete has supplied 4,600 cubic yards of concrete to the job while Reimers Kaufman has supplied 35,000 masonry units, along with PROMIX mortar from U-MIX. Apollo Steel has supplied 106 ton of steel for the project.

2018-10-08T20:41:56+00:00July 31st, 2018|
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Overland Completes 2,300 Yard One-Day Pour

Overland Ready Mixed completed a 2,300 yard pour on June 5 in Aurora, NE. The main pour was set to be completed in one day with the only remaining parts of the project being sidewalks and driveways. The large pour was supplied from both the Aurora and Central City plants to accommodate the one day pour. The contractor for the project was Diamond Engineering.

2018-10-08T20:41:59+00:00June 25th, 2018|
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2018 Truck Driving Championship; Zeibig Wins 1st Place

The Nebraska Trucking Association announced the winners of the 2018 Nebraska Truck Driving Championship, held June 8-9 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Our very own, Dan Z. (Beatrice Concrete-Crete) won 1st Place in the Mixer Truck competition. In addition to Dan taking 1st place, Scott N. (Kearney Crete & Block) took 3rd place in the Truck and Pup division. Roy “Eddie” F. (Beatrice Concrete-Hwy 2 Palmyra), Bobby L. (Kearney Ready Mixed), and Jack H. (Kearney Ready Mixed) also competed in the Mixer Truck Competition.

This annual event offers Nebraska’s best professional truck drivers a chance to demonstrate knowledge, talent and skills in a competition highlighting what it takes to be a safe driver on today’s streets and highways. Over 100 drivers participated in this year’s championships in eleven classes. Additional awards were presented based upon scores in: written examination, personal interview, pre-trip inspection and driving test. Team awards are also given to the company with three or more drivers competing with the highest overall score.

Nebraska Trucking and the Championships have a long tradition of a positive working relationship with the Nebraska State Patrol Carrier Enforcement troopers.

Dan now qualifies for Nationals that will be held in Gaylord National Harbor, MD. September 29-October 1, 2018.

2018-10-03T14:54:13+00:00June 15th, 2018|
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CINC Produces Precast Products; Adds Jobs

Concrete Industries Nebraska City operates ready mixed concrete plants in Nebraska City, Syracuse, Auburn, Tecumseh and Falls City. In addition to delivering concrete to southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, CINC also offers concrete block, bagged products, aggregate and other building materials at the Nebraska City location. CINC has produced Large Retaining Wall Block with recycled concrete for years but recently began producing other precast products. The new endeavor has provided additional winter jobs allowing drivers to work through the winter season as well as an additional revenue source for the location.

The production process has been a lot of trial and error to perfect the mix and to find the best way to produce high quality products in an efficient manner. In addition to large retaining wall block, CINC is now producing parking curbs, splash blocks and pyramid blocks. A lot of the product is sold to lumberyards and hardware stores. The splash block is used by homeowners to improve control of downspout runoff while the pyramid block provides a simple and economical method for deck construction.

Using a portable hopper attached to a forklift, the crew can pour up to 17 splash block forms, 64 pyramid block and 15 curbs. The process takes about one day before the product is removed from the forms and the next batch is started.

The precast products are also sold at other NEBCO companies including U-MIX Products, Reimers Kaufman, Watkins, Kearney Crete & Block, and Christensen Concrete Products.

2018-10-03T13:31:31+00:00March 30th, 2018|
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Overland Ready Mixed Builds Wastewater Treatment Facility

The construction of a new $25 million Waste Water Treatment Plant for the city of York, Nebraska located on 35 acre plot outside the city a few miles to the east began in March 22, 2017 and so far is on schedule for completion in the spring of 2019.

When this project for the city is completely finished they will have an aeration building that will be 156′ x 108′ in size and 17′ deep, enough to hold 2.1 million gallons. Along with the Aeration basin there will be the headworks building, a secondary treatment building, secondary clarifiers, a disinfection contact basin, a biosoilds holding tank and an operations building. Also, there are 2.6 acres of land on the western portion of the property that will have five reed bed areas that will be specially established to catch any possible leaching (from sludge) so the material can be taken back to the disinfection basin. The reeds will consume the sludge in a natural, biological way.

Approximately 7,000 cubic yards of concrete will be used for the building structures. With 75% of the Concrete in place, Overland Ready Mix in York has provided Hawkin’s Construction, who is doing all the work on this project, with 7,100 cubic yards of concrete and approximately 1,667 tons of fill sand.

This new Treatment Plant should give the City of York a minimum of 50 years and can easily be expanded to 100 years with upgrades.

2018-10-03T14:32:44+00:00February 10th, 2018|