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Ozinga installs CarbonCure CO2 Recycling Technology

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Known for its iconic red and white striped concrete mixers, the Ozinga name is synonymous with providing the highest quality and best service to its communities. In continuing to reinforce its commitment to sustainability, Ozinga has partnered with concrete innovator CarbonCure technologies.

Ozinga recently installed the CarbonCure technology at its downtown Chicago ready mix concrete plant. The CarbonCure technology recycles carbon dioxide gas generated by an ethanol plant in neighbouring Wisconsin and injects it into Ozinga's concrete in order to improve the concrete's compressive strength and significantly reduce its carbon footprint.

The Ozinga family has a rich history of service and entrepreneurship, and the adoption of the CarbonCure technology represents a natural evolution for the company. Established in 1928 by Martin Ozinga Sr., a Dutch immigrant and former Chief of Police, the company now operates under the helm of Martin Ozinga IV.

Since its conception, the company has overcome numerous challenges, including the Great Depression, World War II, and the recent economic recession.

Now in its fourth generation of ownership, Ozinga is led by the 6 sons of Martin Ozinga III – Martin IV, Karl, Justin, Aaron, Paul and Tim, alongside their cousin Jeff.

The ability to reduce concrete’s carbon footprint is appealing to architects, engineers and building developers. Rand Ekman, Chief Sustainability Officer of leading national architectural firm HKS, Inc., who is based in Chicago, is an advocate for carbon reduction initiatives within the design community.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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