Engineering Services & Quality Standards
Cemstone aims to consistently provide first class products and service to our customers. We understand the detrimental effects of failing to meet these expectations and are dedicated to delivering quality every time.
In addition to our engineering staff, Cemstone has the largest group of certified Plant and Field Technicians in the upper Midwest. These skilled individuals are certified annually by the Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation for concrete and aggregate testing. In addition, many of these technicians are also certified by the American Concrete Institute for field testing of concrete.
Our personnel serve in two capacities:
- Monitor aggregate properties
- Perform physical testing of the plastic concrete
- Cast compressive and flexural strength samples
- Document admixture dosing
- Perform Department of Transportation Certification
- Measure and document the plastic properties of the concrete
- Adjust mixtures for air content and slump
- Oversee admixture dosing onsite
- Ensure our materials are meeting customer expectations
- Relay onsite mixture data for the ready-mix plant
Producer Excellence in Quality Award
Our adherence to quality also applies to the other materials used in our manufacturing process. By forming strategic alliances with the suppliers of our cementitious materials and concrete admixtures, we are able to provide a product that exceeds performance requirements while meeting all of your cost parameters.
Whether it is verifying submitted test data or performing our own quality control programs, you can be certain that the materials we use are of the highest quality and will contribute to a product that exceeds.
Cemstone has been awarded a 2022 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Excellence in Quality Awards competition. This is the 12th year Cemstone has received this award. The NRMCA’s Producer Excellence in Quality Award recognizes the commitment to quality initiatives of ready mixed concrete producer members.
The award criteria are in these primary categories:
1. Management Commitment and Decision Process
2. Customer Focus
3. Human Resources
4. Production Facilities and Equipment
5. Materials Management and Testing
6. Specification Review and Mixture Design
7. Measurement Analysis and Improvement