We’ve watched our local communities grow by leaps and bounds in recent years. Western Placer Unified School District (WPUSD) is no exception and they’ve been working to meet the growing needs of these growing communities, parents and students. This has led to the construction of Twelve Bridges High School in Lincoln, CA. The school has a targeted opening date of Fall 2021. The best part for us? Folsom Ready Mix gets to be a part of this exciting project!
Kirifi Fenika Mixer Driver at the Rancho Cordova Plant
Folsom Ready Mix is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! Starting in Rancho Cordova with its first location and expanding to Roseville in the mid-2000s, Folsom Ready Mix (FRM) manufactures ready mix concrete at four manufacturing batch plants. Today, two of these plants service Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado Counties, one services the Echo water tertiary treatment facility in Elk Grove, CA and one services the Redding Area from the plant in Anderson, CA. Owners, Scott & Lisa Silva, started the company 20 years ago because Scott wanted to control the delivery of concrete to his own construction jobs.
Russ Chambers Mixer Driver at the Rancho Cordova Plant
We were recently contacted by a member of Eagle Scout Troop #323 for a concrete donation to complete their Eagle Scout project. We gladly donated concrete to build an L shaped concrete pad at the Orangevale Fair Oaks Food Bank. The plan for this L shaped pad was to place a bike rack on top of it to benefit the food bank by allowing people to place bikes in a designated spot instead of the ground as before. It came out great and we were happy to help.
Recently, Folsom Ready Mix hosted a tour of our Roseville Plant and Quality Control Lab to students from Sacramento City College and Burbank High School. This informational tour was coordinated by Folsom Ready Mix’s Quality Control Department all in the spirit of educating and promoting the ready-mix industry. Our goal was to introduce students to the concrete business while offering a description of careers and engineering fields applicable to the industry.
Folsom Ready Mix Sponsors Builders Fore Kids Golf Tournament and The First Tee of Greater Sacramento
On Monday May 6th, 2019 Folsom Ready Mix will be joining in with the Builders For Kids Golf Tournament at the Catta Verdera Country Club. This year we are Gold Sponsors for this event for a great cause. Proceeds from the 2019 Builders Fore Kids Tournament will be used to help The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. This is a fantastic youth development organization helps shape the lives of young people from all walks of life and all abilities through educational after school and in school programs that build character, reinforce integrity, instill life-enhancing values and promote perseverance.
Join us this Saturday for the Fifth Annual Skilled Trades Job Fair! The job fair takes place at the Citrus Heights Community Center located at 6300 Fountain Square Drive in Citrus Heights, CA 95621. The fair runs from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. This is a FREE event and you can register: here.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is hosting its 14th annual ACI Golf Classic tournament on Monday May 6th, 2019. For the fifth year in a row this event will be held at the Granite Bay Golf Club and sponsors, including us here at Folsom Ready Mix, and volunteers are joining to create a great golf event! We are looking forward to joining in and playing! The tournament is set up as a four-person scramble with trophies awarded in multiple categories.
There are many times when concrete projects can’t wait for milder temperatures before beginning construction. For those working with concrete during the cold weather months, proper execution of cold weather concreting is essential. Cold weather concreting takes place when the concrete is placed somewhere that the temperature may fall below 40 degrees F. Certain steps need to be taken to protect against early freezing and thermal cracking. However, low temperature concrete that has been protected from cold weather exposure and properly cured will result in a much durable concrete with a higher ultimate strength. Accelerating admixture and hot water are the recommended combination to allow concrete to set up in a reasonable time, while keeping internal temperatures on track.