The History of CMC
Concrete Materials Company, LLC (CMC) is now what was started in 1931 by L. M. Winges and G. M. Robertson in Lexington, Kentucky. The original company was in Lexington Quarry Company and had two — one cubic yard delivery units.
Over the years, the business expanded as did the community. CMC then began to take on more sewer and road construction projects. Much of the work was done for the famous horse farms of the Bluegrass. During the Depression, the company was forced into the racehorse business for a short period of time when they had to take horses as payment on accounts. During World War II, CMC was one of six concrete plants involved in the construction of the Bluegrass Army Depot in Madison County. In 1949 they located a plant in Richmond to serve the general construction market. The company has continued to serve Richmond, Berea, and Madison County as an intricate part in the overall growth of the community including the growth of EKU since the 1960s, the development of I-75, Berea College, and industrial base of the area.
During the 1970s and 1980s the company expanded to Danville and Irvine-Ravenna. The company set up and supplied concrete on several projects over the years, one that involved Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) in Winchester. During that period, the company developed and expanded the building materials and pre-cast business.
Over the years, CMC has placed a major emphasis on service and product quality that is ensured by the action of our people. Most management and dispatch personnel have successfully completed the KRMCA Concrete Technician School obtaining either or both Level I or Level II certifications.