Construction Today 2018 - Volume 16, Issue 3 - 44
Exclusive Features | A&A READY MIX CONCRETE INC.
A&A WORKS WITH ITS CLIENTS TO ACHIEVE THEIR SPECIFIC CONCRETE NEEDS. BY ALAN DORICH
o job is too large or too small for
A&A Ready Mix Concrete Inc.
"We're big enough to service
any project, but small enough to
care about servicing the smaller projects,"
Technical Services Supervisor Brandon
Newport Beach, Calif.-based A&A
provides ready-mixed concrete for multiple markets, including residential and
commercial projects, patios, sport courts,
walkways and driveways. Founder Andy
Caillier started the company in 1949 with a
single truck and trailer.
Today, his sons, President and CEO Kurt
Caillier and Vice President Randy Caillier,
own and manage A&A, which serves projects that range from sidewalks to high-rises.
"We don't turn away any opportunity,"
Agles says. "I'm proud that we're not too big
or to small to entertain doing any project
"crown jewel" project is a
replacement of the Gerald Desmond
Bridge in Long Beach, Calif.
A&A's "crown jewel" project for the last five
years, Agles says, has been a replacement
structure for the Gerald Desmond Bridge in
Long Beach, Calif. "It's a bigger, longer and
higher structure than what's already there,"
The need for the new bridge is due to
the fact that the old one is showing its age
and starting to deteriorate. The old bridge
A&A Ready Mix
* Headquarters: Newport Beach, Calif.
* Services: Ready-mixed concrete
"I'm proud at we're not
too big or to mall to entertain
doing any project out ere."
- Brandon Agles, technical ervices upervisor
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supplied concrete for a new
soccer stadium in Los Angeles.
also is not high enough over the water to
accommodate larger ships that need to pass
The new structure will allow for an
additional 50 feet of vertical clearance over
the water, thereby accommodating these
ships. The bridge is essential to ensuring
the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles
remain vibrant and competitive to shipping
companies, while the ports are critical to
the economy of Southern California and the
rest of the state.
When completed in 2019, the new bridge
will span more than a mile. The structure
also is supported by two vertical hollow
columns that are 50 floors high, making
them the tallest structures in Long Beach.
The columns will house steel cables that
will support the bridge deck.
A&A worked side-by-side with project
engineers to develop 200 mix designs for
the project. "It's kind of mind boggling, the
mixes we've developed with them," he says.
A&A also has developed a strong rapport