San Jose's Zero Waste Energy Development Facility Turned to U.S. Concrete's San Francisco Bay Area Operating Company to Meet

San Jose's Zero Waste Energy Development Facility Turned to U.S. Concrete's
San Francisco Bay Area Operating Company to Meet Their Accelerated Schedule
and Devise Concrete Mixes for Its Waste Recovery System

Dry Anaerobic Digester Turns Organic Waste Into Electricity and High-Quality

EULESS, Texas, Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Central Concrete Supply Co.,
Inc., a U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR) company, and the leader in
delivering low-CO[2] concrete to the San Francisco Bay Area, along with Jos.
J. Albanese, a leading Bay Area concrete contractor, today announced that they
developed several innovative concrete solutions to address the aggressive
specifications required by the Zero Waste Energy Development Facility
currently under construction in San Jose, California. Not only did Central
Concrete and Jos. J. Albanese respond to a significant acceleration in the
schedule, but they devised mixes and placement solutions that addressed the
unique issues faced when working with waste materials. The project is being
constructed by South Bay Construction, Inc., a leading construction firm, with
headquarters in Campbell, California.

San Jose's Zero Waste Energy Development Facility is targeted for completion
in December 2013 and is expected to be the largest Dry Anaerobic Digestion
(AD) facility in the United States. The Dry AD process converts high solid
organic waste into green energy. It is projected that the plant will be
capable of processing 90,000 tons of waste and producing up to 1.6 megawatts
of renewable power. This is enough to power 2000 homes.

The key to building a plant of this type was making sure that the waste
materials, such as methane gas, were properly contained. In addition, the team
needed to address the corrosive nature of these waste products. In response to
these challenges, Central Concrete evaluated several mix design combinations,
both in the field and in the lab, to produce the desired performance. The
result—dense, durable concrete mixes with tight, low shrinkage specifications.
These mixes not only delivered the low water/cement ratio required, but the
highly workable mixes allowed Jos. J. Albanese's crew to place the concrete
more efficiently, significantly helping them to meet the accelerated build

The Jos. J. Albanese team applied the Central Concrete mixes using a process
called wet-mix shotcrete. This process involved pumping Central's prepared
concrete through a nozzle. Compressed air is then introduced and a "gun"
delivers the concrete. Not only does this wet-mix process allow larger volumes
to be placed in less time, but the ability to adjust the water allowed the
team to meet the hardening properties required for the job. In addition, the
teams from Central and Jos. J. Albanese poured and placed five extremely large
mat floors in the very early hours of the morning to further assist the owner
in accelerating the schedule.

"We chose to work with Jos. J Albanese and Central Concrete on this project
for their knowledge in shotcrete applications and their ability to get it
done," said Jim Richley, Sr. Project Manager of South Bay Construction.

San Jose's Zero Waste Energy Development Facility

For more information on Zero Waste Energy, LLC:

Resources: Images

  *Contact Anne Banta, Central Concrete, at for images.
    Various images can be viewed by visiting: Central Concrete Zero Waste
  *Images are also available for viewing on South Bay Construction's Facebook
    page. Visit:

About South Bay Construction, Inc.

Launched in 1975, South Bay Construction provides comprehensive construction
services for new shell buildings, steel-frame structures, tenant improvements,
state-of-the-art renovations, historical renovations and a range of
rehabilitation projects. South Bay Construction covers the entire Bay Area -
Monterey to Napa and the Pacific Coast to Sacramento. For more information,

About Jos. J. Albanese, Inc.

Jos. J. Albanese has been a leader in the Northern California construction
community since its beginning in 1955. The company offers services in
structural concrete, site concrete, demolition, grading, paving, rebar, and
pumping. For more information, visit

About Central Concrete

Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc., a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc.
(Nasdaq:USCR), has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 60 years.
The company is recognized for engineering higher-performing concrete than
traditional concrete, while significantly lowering carbon footprints with its
low-C0[2] mixes.

Unlike traditional concrete, Central's standard mixes deliver 50% or greater
cement replacement materials, thereby significantly reducing the carbon
footprint of the project under construction. Central Concrete is recognized
for supplying its low-CO[2] mixes to numerous San Francisco Bay Area signature
projects, including the Cathedral of Christ the Light Church, Oakland;
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco – the world's greenest museum;
NASA Ames Sustainability Base, Mountain View – the greenest federal building
in the U.S.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos – largest net-zero
private office building in Calif.; the San Francisco Public Utilities
Commission (SFPUC) headquarters – San Francisco's greenest office building;
and the new Santa Clara 49er Football Stadium.

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

About U.S. Concrete

U.S. Concrete services the construction industry in several major markets in
the United States through its two business segments: ready-mixed concrete and
aggregate products. The Company has 105 fixed and 11 portable ready-mixed
concrete plants and seven producing aggregates facilities. During 2012, U.S.
Concrete produced approximately 4.8 million cubic yards of ready-mixed
concrete and approximately 3.3 million tons of aggregates. For more
information on U.S. Concrete, visit


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
second 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 and
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.

CONTACT: Brandie Gilliam
         Marketing Communications, U.S. Concrete

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