EULESS, Texas, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Redi-Mix, LLC, a business unit of U.S. Concrete, Inc. (Nasdaq:USCR), today announced that it was awarded certification from NSF International for its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Concrete in the Dallas/Fort Worth Market. The EPD and a life cycle assessment were independently verified under the product category rules designated by Carbon Leadership Forum.
An EPD is a standardized (ISO 14025/TR) label designed to communicate the environmental impact of a product in a scientifically sound, streamlined and comparable format. EPDs include information on the environmental impact of the product, throughout its lifecycle. Often compared to a nutritional label, EPDs provide the facts and transparency needed for customers to make informed buying decisions as they relate to such characteristics as global warming potential, ozone depletion and water use.
"The need for transparency and clear environmental data is increasingly being added to the information requested by building owners and developers in our markets," said Redi-Mix, Inc. Regional Vice President Niel Poulsen. "We are pleased to respond to these market demands with certified EPDs. By providing our design team partners with clear, comparable data on the environmental impact of our products, not only do they have information they can trust, but they are empowered to make sound decisions when implementing carbon reduction strategies for the planned projects."
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 103 fixed and nine portable ready-mixed concrete plants and eight producing aggregates facilities. During 2013, U.S. Concrete produced approximately 5.2 million cubic yards of ready-mixed concrete and approximately 3.6 million tons of aggregates. For more information on U.S. Concrete, visit www.us-concrete.com.
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