In light of the story published January 22, 2019 in the Port City Daily (attached), “Breaking: CSX closing nearly 30 Wilmington rail-crossing intersections, contractor delays could keep them closed indefinitely”:

The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association, in conjunction with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, would like to highlight the importance of incorporating competitive and alternative paving materials for every paving project taken to bid.

Ready mixed concrete is an immediately available, sustainable, and cost competitive solution, especially over the lifetime of the pavement, that could ease the headaches of the local residents of Wilmington.

The local ready mixed concrete producers in the Wilmington, NC area have plants open and available for immediate supply of materials.

Our association’s paving design team has professional engineers, licensed in North Carolina, who can not only provide a design and specifications for the concrete pavement, but can also provide a life cycle cost analysis, demonstrating that your investment in concrete will pay dividends for thirty to forty years with minimal maintenance.

If you are interested in this opportunity to quickly reopen these crossings and relieve the traveling public from the traffic congestions caused by these closings, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Our team is ready to assist you at a moment’s notice.


Caroline Sutton

Executive Vice President

Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association


Jessica Palmer

Director of Business Development

Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association


Kenneth Justice, PE, LEED, AP

Senior Director, Local Paving

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association



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The Carolinas Ready Mixed Concrete Association is a nonprofit industry trade organization established in 1951 by large and small ready mixed concrete producers and associated members who supply materials, equipment and services to our industry in North and South Carolina. The core goals of the Association are to provide member support for product promotion, industry advocacy, education and technical services. For more information, visit: