Thomas Concrete takes on CarbonCure technology

Thomas Concrete of Atlanta, Georgia, is using CarbonCure’s ready mixed technology.

The technical services team at Thomas Concrete has verified that carbon dioxide (CO2) injected into a concrete mix using the CarbonCure technology may be used as a viable strength enhancement.

CarbonCure CO2 recycling technology has been installed ?at the Thomas Concrete plant in Doraville, GA
CarbonCure CO2 recycling technology has been installed at the Thomas Concrete plant in Doraville, GA

Since February 26, 2016, nearly half of the concrete made at Thomas Concrete’s Doraville plant has been produced using the CarbonCure technology. The technical services team optimized the cementitious material and conducted testing to confirm the performance of the concrete while reducing the overall carbon footprint.

“We are proud of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, and we look forward to strengthening that commitment through our partnership with CarbonCure, ” says Alan Wessel, chief executive, Thomas Concrete USA.

Thomas Concrete’s story is featured in the May issue of Concrete Product magazine.

Cement production accounts for 5% of the world’s CO2 greenhouse gas emissions, a fact that motivates sustainability-driven producers like Thomas Concrete to adopt innovative methods to increase the efficiency of their cement usage. By using recycled CO2 to optimize the concrete mix, Thomas Concrete has already reduced the carbon footprint of its products by about 5%. The CO2 gas, which is sourced from the emissions stream of a nearby fertilizer plant, converts into a mineral and is permanently captured into concrete.

Alan Wessel, chief executive, ?Thomas Concrete USA
Alan Wessel, chief executive, Thomas Concrete USA

“Thomas Concrete’s commitment to sustainability is heavily engrained within the company’s mission and culture. The company is headquartered in Sweden and operates 133 ready mixed plants across Germany, Poland, Norway and the United States. Wessel oversees 63 plants located throughout Georgia and the Carolinas.

“At Thomas Concrete, we have built a successful company over many decades because we believe that doing the right thing – socially, environmentally and financially – is the right way to do business,” Wessel says.

“We work hard every day to provide the quality products and services that our customers need. Our success is largely attributed to our dedication to our customers, our employees and the communities in which we operate. We are proud of our long-standing commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, and we look forward to strengthening that commitment through our partnership with CarbonCure.”

CarbonCure is concrete’s gateway to the green building community. Its technology chemically repurposes waste carbon dioxide during the concrete manufacturing process in order to reduce the carbon footprint of concrete products. The company offers a suite of sales support tools that empower its concrete producer partners to collaborate with leading designers and address the growing demand for green building materials. CarbonCure concrete is available through concrete manufacturers across North America. Learn more at www.carboncure.com.

Thomas Concrete is headquartered in Sweden and operates 133 plants across Germany, Poland, Norway and the US, including Georgia and the Carolinas.

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