Economic Impact

Concrete batch plants in Texas follow industrial and residential growth

T has long held the position of the leading producer of ready-mix concrete in the country. Given that the population of Texas is increasing by 1,200 - 1,400 new residents each and every single day, this trend shows no signs of decreasing.

Texas accounts for over 15 percent of the national ready-mix production volume, which is the most of any state nationally, and produces more than the second (California) and third (Florida) states, combined.


Concrete Production

Most ready-mix concrete trucks are no more than 30 miles from the plant where they were originally loaded. By locating a plant within a community, there are several positive effects:
  • Traffic and congestion will decrease as there will be less trucks traveling through the community to supply the concrete;
  • Every construction project within the community will take less time as the materials will have to come from a nearby locale;
  • Since concrete is a time sensitive material, lower travel distances mean higher potential quality of concrete and the final product.

Concrete batch plants create positive economic impacts in the communities in where they reside.

Concrete, aggregate and cement industries in Texas generate more than $810 billion in annual revenues and together with associated supporting industries employ more than 100,000 Texans each year.

Most concrete batch plants bring an average of 20 skilled labor positions with an average annual salary of at least $50,000. Our industry is proud to employ a diverse group of individuals with unique skill sets.


About TACA

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) is the main resource for the aggregate, concrete, cement and other associated industries in Texas. The association represents its member companies by providing industry information to the public, media, policymakers and regulators; advocating for industry issues; ensuring member companies commit to conducting business with integrity, respect, transparency and honest communication; and creating industry training courses and materials that help members effectively manage their businesses. Learn more about how TACA industries help build Texas