THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN CONCRETE MATERIALS
In the 1920’s Reed and Abee, Inc. started business in Asheville NC, as Oakley Construction Company, they were soon in the ready mix business along with the construction business. These were the years prior to I-40 opening and the groundbreaking of the Asheville Regional Airport. In 1958, it was acquired by the current company. Asheville Concrete was well on its way.
Asheville Concrete Materials, Inc. expanded greatly in the next 25 years, expanding significantly from the one plant to eighteen plants. In 1983 the name was changed to Southern Concrete Materials, Inc. to represent the larger geographical area served by the company.
Currently, Southern Concrete has over 175 Mixer trucks, twenty five tractors, 300 employees and 30 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
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Being part of their community in so many ways, SCM helped to create many landmark buildings in Asheville, including downtown Asheville’s Skyline. The company helped to build the Biltmore Building as well as the BB&T Building and the Federal Building in Asheville, NC, in Charlotte, NC, THE NASCAR HALL OF FAME and countless other structures.
Materials mixed by Southern Concrete can also be found in area homes, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, roadways and bridges, in most every area of western North Carolina, and Charlotte North Carolina.
Southern Concrete Materials, Inc. caters to the local construction in rural mountain counties around Asheville, and Western North Carolina. In the Charlotte Metropolitan area Southern Concrete Materials’ jobs are more commercial and typical of a large city with big pours of warehouse floors slabs and high-rise buildings.
Whether residential or commercial, Southern Concrete Materials has always been respectful of the impact of the building materials on our communities. Southern Concrete has invested in recycling systems. These recyclers use a system that separates materials left over at the end of a project, by separating the sand and stone and water. This allows a portion of these components to be used again. With this system SCM reclaims thousands of gallons of water each month.