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Coastal Concrete debuts testing lab
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Ronnie Snyder, technical services manager at Coastal Concrete, shows off the company’s new testing laboratory. - photo by Photo provided
Coastal Concrete recently opened a new state-of-the-art concrete testing lab in Pooler. The laboratory, which is one of the first of its kind in the region, conducts high-tech concrete testing and specializes in the research, design and optimization of products for customers.
“We’re thrilled to be one of the first concrete companies in the greater Savannah area to offer in-house testing services,” said Wayne Tanner, CEO for Coastal Concrete. “We can control all the variables in our lab, ensuring accurate test results and enabling us to optimize products for our customers. This new state-of-the-art concrete laboratory reinforces our corporate strategy to be the highest quality concrete services provider in the United States and to serve all of our valued customers better than anyone in the industry.”
The lab, located on Old Dean Forest Road near Highway 80, can test concrete for compressive strength and flexural strength as well as slump, unit weight, air content and setting time. The facility, which operates under close technical supervision, features high-tech equipment including a compressive strength testing machine, curing tanks, concrete mixers and aggregate testing equipment. 
“Each customer has unique needs,” said Ronnie Snyder, technical services manager at Coastal Concrete, one of the largest ready-mix companies in the area. “We now have the ability to work together with customers at our lab and create a product that not only meets but exceeds their demands and expectations. Ultimately, we want to do everything we can as a company to help our customers be successful in today’s competitive environment.”
Coastal Concrete’s concrete testing lab provides the ability to brand mixes for preferred customers, creating customized blends to suit a wide range of applications. The lab can also test concrete’s performance in a variety of service conditions.
Founded in 1985, Coastal Concrete excels at commercial and residential concrete applications. In recent years, the company’s commercial side has expanded, resulting in the demand for an in-house concrete testing lab in the Savannah area. The lab is expected to serve clients requiring high-quality concrete for commercial projects, ranging from schools to bridges, throughout the southeastern U.S.

About Coastal Concrete:
Headquartered in Rincon, Coastal Concrete operates 16 ready-mix plants in seven major markets, providing the highest quality concrete to the residential and commercial industries throughout the southeastern U.S. Since 1985, Coastal Concrete has provided concrete for homes, bridges, highways, airport runways, schools, multi-story buildings and many other projects throughout Georgia, South Carolina and beyond. For more information about Coastal Concrete, call (912) 826-3130 or visit online.