U.S. Concrete's Aridus(R) Rapid Drying Concrete Awarded "2013 Most Innovative
Product Award for Concrete Construction Materials" at World of Concrete
Award Received by U.S. Concrete's Exclusive, Independent Representative Stego
EULESS, Texas, April 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Concrete, Inc.
(Nasdaq:USCR) announced today that its Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete,
developed and patented by USC Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
U.S. Concrete, Inc., was recognized at the World of Concrete receiving a "2013
Most Innovative Product Award" within the Concrete Construction Materials
Category for its rapid drying technology. Stego Industries, LLC, U.S.
Concrete's exclusive, independent representative, was the official recipient
of this prestigious award on February 22, 2013.
Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete is a proprietary concrete mix with a fast drying
time that reduces the risks associated with excess moisture in concrete slabs.
Key characteristics include high early strength and minimal curl. This
innovative concrete, validated by independent industry-approved testing, helps
prevent moisture problems from the start of a project by reducing the concrete
drying time. This enables faster and more effective floor covering
installations and helps keep projects on schedule, while reducing the risk of
liabilities associated with floor covering failures.
"After years of research, it is wonderful to see this recognition for Aridus®
Rapid Drying Concrete. With its ability to dry in less than 45 days preventing
moisture problems in concrete floors before they arise, and its high early
strength, it is the perfect product for projects that have tight construction
schedules," said Wally Johnson, U.S. Concrete's Vice President of Marketing
*For more information about U.S. Concrete's Aridus® Rapid Drying Concrete
ABOUT U.S. CONCRETE
U.S. Concrete, Inc. services the construction industry in several markets in
the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and
aggregate products. The Company has 101 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed
concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2012, these
plant facilities produced approximately 4.8 million cubic yards of ready-mixed
concrete and 3.3 million tons of aggregates. The company has supplied concrete
for high profile, green building projects such as the San Francisco Public
Utilities Headquarters, San Francisco Academy of Sciences, and One World Trade
For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.
ABOUT WORLD OF CONCRETE
World of Concrete 2013, the only annual international commercial construction
trade show for the concrete and masonry industries, attracted 54,869
professional registrants and showcased just over 1,300 indoor/outdoor
exhibitors in more than 605,000 net square feet of exhibit space, an increase
of more than 53,000 net square feet over the 2012 show.
Shows feature the industry's leading suppliers showcasing innovative products
and technologies, exciting demonstrations and competitions, and a world-class
education program. Visit www.worldofconcrete.com for complete show details.
Stego Industries, LLC has grown to be the dominant force in the below-slab
vapor barrier industry. Stego Wrap has become the most widely-specified vapor
barrier in the United States by earning the respect, trust, and recommendation
of the design, engineering and construction communities.
Stego Industries provides science-based solutions, field-tested results, and
strategic speed to market from its 100% solar-powered headquarters in San
Clemente, California. For more information on Stego visit
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release
contains various forward-looking statements and information that are based on
management's belief, as well as assumptions made by and information currently
available to management. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date of this press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update
these statements and cautions you not to rely unduly on them. Forward-looking
information includes, but is not limited to, statements regarding: the
stability of the business; encouraging nature of third quarter volume and
pricing increases; ready-mix backlog; ability to maintain our cost structure
and the improvements achieved during our restructuring and monitor fixed
costs; ability to maximize liquidity, manage variable costs, control capital
spending and monitor working capital usage; and the adequacy of current
liquidity. Although U.S. Concrete believes that the expectations reflected in
such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that
those expectations will prove to have been correct. Such statements are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, among
other matters: general and regional economic conditions; the level of activity
in the construction industry; the ability of U.S. Concrete to complete
acquisitions and to effectively integrate the operations of acquired
companies; development of adequate management infrastructure; departure of key
personnel; access to labor; union disruption; competitive factors; government
regulations; exposure to environmental and other liabilities; the cyclical and
seasonal nature of U.S. Concrete's business; adverse weather conditions; the
availability and pricing of raw materials; the availability of refinancing
alternatives; and general risks related to the industry and markets in which
U.S. Concrete operates. Should one or more of these risks materialize, or
should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results or outcomes may
vary materially from those expected. These risks, as well as others, are
discussed in greater detail in U.S. Concrete's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including U.S. Concrete's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2012.
CONTACT: Luke Kimble
U.S. Concrete, Inc.
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