Ash Grove Cement Company, founded in 1882, is the fourth
largest manufacturer of Portland cement in the United States with annual
revenue approaching $1 billion. The
company operates eight cement manufacturing plants with annual production
capacity exceeding 8 million tons and more than 20 distribution terminals
throughout the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. In addition, Ash Grove has significant cement import capabilities
through its Portland, Ore. deep water terminal and a joint venture operation in
Houston, Tex., making it the largest importer of cement in the United States.
The quality Portland and masonry cement products produced
at these plants are some of the most widely used construction materials in the
world and are used to construct streets, highways, bridges, commercial and
industrial complexes, residential homes and a myriad of other structures
fundamental to America's economic vitality and quality of life.
In addition to cement, Ash Grove operates a number of
related businesses through its subsidiaries. The company operates several ready-mixed
concrete businesses throughout eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and portions of
Kansas and Missouri. In the Kansas City
metropolitan area, concrete operations are carried on through Fordyce Concrete
Company, Inc. and Century Concrete, Inc., supplying local public, commercial
and residential customers with quality products and services.
Ash Grove also has a significant aggregates business and operates
a number of stone, sand and gravel mining operations in Kansas, Missouri,
Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa to complement its cement business. Holliday Sand & Gravel Company, LLC and
Johnson County Aggregates, LLC serve customers in the Kansas City market. In addition, the company also produces a
number of consumer and commercial packaged concrete products marketed under the
Sakrete, Quikrete and Ash Grove brands.
Ash Grove, headquartered in Overland Park, Kan., is the
largest American-owned cement company.
The Sunderland family has led the privately held company for four generations.