Twenty three year old Brendan Quinn took over the family business as interim-CEO of Ernest Maier in 1995, few people would have predicted that he could save a concrete block manufacturing company on the brink of bankruptcy. Fast-forward twenty years to present day, and not only is Ernest Maier a highly successful building solutions provider, but it is leading the charge to bring sustainable innovations to the forefront of the concrete industry.
“I’m passionate about concrete,” says Quinn. “It is the backbone of our society–the foundation on which our cities have been built. Our industry now has the opportunity to become more sustainable and I’m beyond excited to pioneer this movement.”
Ernest Maier and its Bay Ready Mix Division is the world’s first concrete manufacturer to offer both concrete masonry and ready mixed concrete made with CarbonCure’s carbon dioxide (CO2) recycling technology. The CarbonCure technology recycles CO2 from the smokestacks of industrial emitters into concrete products, where it becomes chemically converted into a mineral and permanently captured within the concrete.