Cemen Tech Volumetric Mixers Help G-Crete Grow & Scale Business Operations
The use of Cemen Tech volumetric mixers has changed what projects G-Crete, and DGuerra Construction, approach and bid on. Seth Bittick, vice president of operations, said when he started with the company in 2018, their bids stayed in the $1- to $7-million range. Since then, the utility side has grown in scale.
“Through the growth of the market, and growth of both the concrete and construction sides, we [can] bid on projects that are upwards of $25- to $30-million. Now we try to stay in the $10- to $25-million range as our bread and butter.”
The flexibility afforded by volumetric mixers is key to working in an existing utility-rich environment, such as the San Antonio area.
“What we see in our customer base is even if the order is set up for 3 p.m., they’re estimating that time earlier in the day. Things can change real fast installing utilities,” Bittick said. “There could be unmarked lines, some slough off in the trench, change of dirt type, but the volumetrics allow us to get the load there at the scheduled time.
“If they’re running 30 minutes, 45 minutes, [up] to an hour late, typically we’re at no jeopardy of losing the load versus a barrel truck. Then, as long as the aggregates are the same, it lets us pour a different mix.”