Marshall Concrete Products was founded in 1936 by Harold Flittie. We have produced ready mix concrete and concrete block at our headquarters site in northeast Minneapolis since that time. In addition to our main ready-mix plant in Minneapolis, we also have satellite ready mix plants in St. Paul and Ramsey. We manufacture and distribute concrete products such as concrete blocks, pavers, retaining wall blocks and bagged cement out of our plants in Minneapolis and Hutchinson. The company is now owned by Jay Miller, Harold’s grandson, and we continue on the course that Harold set to provide quality products, specialty equipment and service to meet the needs of our customers.
In the early 1960’s Marshall was the first company in the metro area to use all wheel drive trucks to deliver ready mix. At this time, 50% of our mixer fleet is all wheel drive trucks. We have also been in the forefront of bringing front discharge mixer trucks to this market area. Frodischarge trucks put the delivery driver right in front of the pour, so the driver can now move the truck and chutes to cut down on the labor required for placement. Nearly 30% of our fleet is comprised of front discharge, all wheel drive trucks. We also have four mixer mounted conveyors. These conveyors are a great help at placing concrete when we can’t get the truck to where the concrete will be placed.
Block delivery has also been an area of innovation at Marshall. We were the first block company in the Twin Cities market to use 35’ telescopic booms. We were also the first to use six wheel drive boom trucks. These longer booms are ideal for placing product in tight spaces or in foundations with limited access at the site. All of these equipment features have helped our customers place their concrete at a lower cost, with less labor- providing the end user with a better product at a lower total cost.
Today our focus is providing our customers with quality products, on time delivery, a variety of equipment options and drivers and staff who go the extra mile to provide great service.