Roanoke Concrete Products Co1275 Spring Bay Rd, East Peoria, IL 61611
Welcome to Roanoke Concrete. We started manufacturing concrete block in 1948 near Peoria, Illinois and in 1949 went into the ready mix business in Roanoke. Today we operate 4 ready mix plants located in rural to dense population. Three plants are all season plants, one is a summer operation. We operate 35 boost-a-loads through a central dispatch. Our service area on ready mix includes Tazewell and Peoria counties. Our market share is approximately 80% of Woodford County, 40% of Marshall County, 10% of Livingston County, 5% of McLean County, 20% of Tazewell County, and 20% of Peoria County. A new plant in East Peoria, started in 1992, and Mossville in 2000, is increasing Tazewell and Peoria County sales substantially. Concrete product and related sales accounted for about 50% of our sales volume with block being about 90% of that. We operate 2 block plants, one in Roanoke, IL and the other in East Peoria, IL (in our gravel pit). Our block manufacturing facility in Roanoke was built new in 1974 on 15 acres using all Besser machinery and Besser round-house curing for 24-hour operation. This plant has the capacity to manufacture 21,000 8x8x16 units a day. In 1998 we built an ultra modern Besser block manufacturing facility at 1275 Spring Bay Rd., East Peoria (our gravel pit). This plant has the capacity to produce 47,000 8x8x16 units a day. In 2001 we purchased the block business of Darnall Concrete Products in Normal, IL. We purchased 3.5 acres of land on Pine Street in Normal and built a 50? x 100? outlet store to service the Bloomington-Normal area. In 1979 we went into the decorative block business (split, fluted, scored, etc.) and this segment has been growing steadily as more architects specify these units. In 1990 a non-consolidated affiliate company invented and patented a retaining wall block, which has become a very lucrative part of our block business. We also have a small precast operation that manufactures items that complement our block operation. To deliver our concrete products we have 7 boom-type trucks and 6 pup trailers, plus 2 semi and 3 flatbed semi-trailers of which 2 carry forklifts. Our market area is approximately a 50-mile radius of Roanoke, Peoria, and Bloomington, with the biggest markets being Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and McLean Counties. Our market share of Peoria, Bloomington, and surrounding area is 98%. We also have a retail sales division which sells various hard materials associated with the block and ready mix business. On May 25, 1989 we purchased Peoria Concrete Construction Co. (PCC). PCC is an older company dating back to 1920. PCC now mines and manufactures washed and state approved sand and gravel on 172 acres of mining land for our ready mix and concrete block operations. Some materials are sold to contractors for septic systems and fill.