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14 • ROCK products • May 2019 www.rockproducts.com IN THE KNOW FAST FACT Approximately 1,400 people are moving to Texas every day. "Few people realize how much material is required to build the things they take for granted every day as they go about their busy lives," said TACA President and CEO David Perkins. "We launched the WeRTexas campaign so that Texas lawmakers, residents and businesses are aware of how important these industries are to the quality of our lives, how the materials are produced and that TACA member companies are the ones who deliver these essentials to the community – every day, safely and reliably." Here are a few more startling numbers. By 2050 (only 31 years away), Texas will need: •  124-179 million MORE tons of aggregate. • 25-36 million MORE yards of ready- mixed concrete. • 7.5-11 million MORE tons of cement. These are the materials that build homes, hospitals, schools, high- ways, businesses and other critical infrastructure. For example: •  A residential home takes 100 yd. of concrete. • A mile of six-lane highway 15,000 yd. • A hospital 30,000 yd. •  A high school football stadium 100,000 yd. For more information on TACA, please visit www.tx-taca.org/wertexas. Granite Construction Inc. has been recognized by the Ethi- sphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies. Granite has been recognized for 10 consecutive years and is one of only four honorees in the Construction & Building Materials industry. In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. Granite Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies Heavy Duty Slurry Pumps, it's all we do! +1 (904) 356-6840 www.schurcoslurry.com High quality parts, repairs, and pumps. Contact our engineering team to solve your slurry pumping needs. sales@schurcoslurry.com Proudly Pumping Since 1975 / Jacksonville, Florida

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