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TACA Launches WeRTexas Campaign


The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) launched the WeRTexas campaign to build awareness of the aggregates, concrete, cement and other associated industries, with a spotlight on the employees who make it possible.

Here are a few startling numbers:

  • 15-50 million MORE tons of aggregate.
  • 3-10 million MORE yards of ready-mix concrete.
  • 1-3 million MORE tons of cement.

In just 10 years, that’s what Texas will need to satisfy the state’s unprecedented growth, which is necessitated by the approximately 1,400 people moving there 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-mix concrete.
  • 7.5-11 million MORE tons of cement.

These are the materials that build homes, hospitals, schools, highways, 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/.