CONCRETEbatch plants in Texas
A concrete batch plant, also known as a concrete plant, is a facility that combines raw materials such as sand, water, aggregate, cement, and others to create ready-mix concrete.
Impact of Concrete Plants in Texas
Concrete, aggregate and cement industries in Texas generate more than $8.0 billion in annual revenues and employ more than 100,000 Texans each year. Learn More about the Economic Benefits of Concrete Plants in Texas.
A standard concrete plant permit limits particulate matter (such as dust) to less than 5 pounds per day for the entire facility. By comparison, an unpaved road can generate 5.5 pounds of particulate matter in a single day. Learn More about the Environmental Impact of Concrete Plants in Texas.
Our member companies are deeply involved in the communities in which they reside. Learn More about how Texas Aggregate and Concrete companies contribute to their communities.
Concrete Plants and Traffic Congestion
Concrete batch plants use trucks to move product from the plant to its intended delivery point and to deliver raw materials (aggregates) to the plant. On average, a ready-mix concrete batch plant employs 10-20 trucks that make a total of 75 trips per day combined.
To put this in context, traffic studies show that a typical Starbucks drive through can see more than 200 trips per day. In other words, a ready-mix batch plant can actually generate considerably less traffic volume than a Starbucks!
Also, after a plant is developed and operating, traffic and congestion will decrease as there will be less trucks traveling through the community to supply the concrete.
Regulation of Concrete Plants in Texas
Texas has a set of laws and guidelines that govern the development of concrete batch plants. Processes are also in place for citizens to participate in permitting hearings. Learn More about Permitting and Regulation of Concrete Plants in Texas.