COMMANDbatch Around the World: M&R Ready Mix, USA

November 17, 2021 Karli Langner

Since 1967, M&R Redi Mix has offered high-quality concrete products to their customers in Pettisville, McClure, and Stony Ridge, Ohio.

The Gerken Companies acquired M&R Redi Mix Trucking, Inc. in 2019, updating the name to M&R Ready Mix. Operating with four plants from Toledo all the way to the state line, M&R Ready Mix provides high-quality ready mix products and excellent service to their customers in residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

Concrete that is batched accurately will be able to leave the plant sooner, keep the truck cleaner, and make the delivery professional’s job safer and with less stress. Ultimately, when the concrete arrives on site, ready to pour, it speeds up the entire placement resulting in a quality finished product. 

Therefore, M&R uses Command Alkon's COMMANDbatch suite of products to deliver greater quality and consistency through the batching process and ensure that their customers are 100% satisfied with their products.

M&R also utilizes the Precisions Water System (PWS) module with their COMMANDbatch system to combat the issues that excess moisture in aggregates can have on the quality of their concrete. With PWS, they can eliminate wet loads, keep a history of moisture samples and bake-out pairs that they can send to their customers at ODOT, reduce in-yard time adjusting the slump, and avert risk and waste. With the system, they’ve realized that they can deliver more consistent loads, better yield management, lower costs, and improved customer satisfaction.

“There’s valuable time savings with the system, but what is truly valuable is the improvement in the consistency of our product,” said Ryan Saunders, Operations Manager at M&R. “Before the probes, the moisture in the bin would change the batch weights to where some loads would have more or less stone than other loads. Now, we are able to deliver a more consistent mix.”

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