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Redi to help

image L-R: Buck Weatherby, John P. Owen, William J. Sandbrook and David Behring

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Dallas/Fort Worth concrete supplier Redi-Mix Concrete believes giv-ing back is just what companies should do.







    “Buck” Weatherby, Redi-Mix Concrete’s vice-president of business development, compares the attitude with that of a former mentor of his, whom he says was “a strong believer in giving back to the community that gives you an opportunity to work.”
    “The community provides the infrastructure we use to deliver our products, and we’re trying to give back to the community by creating jobs and supporting local charities,” Weatherby says.
    The corporate office is in Euless, where 100 Redi-Mix employees share an office building with 75 employees from parent company U.S. Concrete. Together, they rarely miss an opportunity to make their corner of the world a better place. When recent hurricanes struck and impacted several of its employees, it established the U.S. Concrete Hurricane Relief Fund to assist their workers in getting back on their feet. Redi-Mix also reached out to those beyond its inner circle by participating in a “Harvey Hiring Event” which offered jobs to those affected.
    Redi-Mix’s biggest charity to-do is its annual Charity Golf Classic. Over the past 22 years, it has raised $1 million for various causes, but in recent years it has focused on The Clayton Dabney Foundation, which financially assists families of terminally ill children. Redi-Mix and U.S. Concrete work together to make it a success; this year’s tournament, attended by 270 golfers at Roanoke’s Trophy Club Country Club on Oct. 23, raised $255,000 for the organization.
    While they know how to have fun and raise funds, they also have fun for its own sake. One month earlier, four Redi-Mix Concrete employees competed in the National Ready-Mixed Concrete Asso-ciation (NRMCA) National Mixer Driver Championship in Grapevine.
    Still fun is just more fun when it helps others.
    “With this golf tournament, we’ve been very fortunate,” Weatherby says. “Not only do our customers and vendors participate, but people from New York, Wisconsin and Washington DC do as well. Once they do it and they see that it’s not just about the stuff they get, they do it because it’s the right thing to do.”
    Redi-Mix provides concrete products and services to the commercial, residential, civil/heavy highway and public works sectors. –mjm

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Melissa Jones-Meyer dfweditor@constructionnews.net