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How Are Aggregate, Cement and Concrete Essential to Our Nation’s Infrastructure and Sustainability?

March 05, 2022

The aggregate, cement and concrete industry is the backbone of our country's infrastructure, as it sustains our way of life; building our roads, bridges, schools and hospitals, as well as sustaining our jobs, economic growth and environmental sustainability.


As one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, Texas reflects the country’s ever-growing demand for infrastructure. The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) is the main resource for the aggregate, concrete and cement industries in Texas, delivering tremendous economic benefits to the state in well-paying jobs and direct and indirect sales. In this video, Josh Leftwich, President & CEO of TACA, talks about how TACA member companies, including Hicks, are meeting the demand for the state’s unprecedented growth.

"As we look around us,” says Josh, “it is imperative that we realize who provides the materials that build our roads, office buildings, hospitals, schools and homes. TACA member companies produce these essential resources – every day – safely and reliably.”


Demand for new infrastructure isn't the only drive for the industry. The rebuild of existing infrastructure is equally crucial. Take for example the Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse on January 28, 2022. Read the Associated Press article here.


Concrete, which is the second most consumed material in the world after water, withstands extreme weather, such as high winds from hurricanes and tornados and is designed to last for centuries.


For over 70 years, the Hicks family has supported the aggregate industry, offering exceptional trailers for hauling. Hicks is proud to offer our revolutionary, patented, weld-free design for aluminum dump trailers.

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