Fleet of concrete trucks at W.C. Newman, Virginia
W.C. Newman concrete Sustainability
"W. C. Newman Company, Inc. is committed to being both, good neighbors in our community, and careful stewards of our environment. To that end, we have implemented multiple practices and procedures to meet this goal. "  Robert Atkinson

Raw Materials:

Type 1L Portland cement supplied by Roanoke Cement: the use of Type IL cement reduces cement’s carbon footprint up to 10% compared to standard Type I/II. By sourcing cement from Roanoke cement we are obtaining our cement from the closest possible cement producer to our facility .

Coarse aggregate obtained from Luck Stone’s Prince Edward Quarry 1 mile away from our facility.

Fly ash and Newcem (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag), both recycled materials are used when possible.

W.C. Newman’s water recycling facility

Recycled process water used for a portion of mixed water.

Concrete, in general, is a sustainable building material:

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Site and Facilities:

The site and facilities were built to enable no discharge of process water and minimize pollutants due to the runoff of storm water.

Process water is stored in open concrete pits and two steel storage tank for reuse in the manufacture of concrete.

Clarified process water is used for dust suppression on site.

Water conservation efforts at W.C. Newman concrete plant, Virginia

Site perimeter surrounded by grass lined shallow ditches and stone berms.

Storm water settlement pond at W.C. Newman
Storm water is contained in a large settlement pond prior to discharge.

Storm water is visually examined quarterly and laboratory analyzed annually.

Air quality is maintained by use of a central dust collector during mixer loading and silo top dust collectors during cement offloading.


Radio dispatched trucks with GPS tracking enables efficient delivery routing.

The use of full synthetic lube oil combined with oil sampling and analysis has allowed the increase of oil change intervals by up to 260%.

Waste oil recycled for shop heat.

Regular preventive maintenance and refurbishment ensures efficient operation of delivery vehicles.

Washup/Returned Concrete:

Old concrete blocks ready to be recycled
Larger quantities of returned concrete are used for site paving and the production of interlocking retaining wall blocks whenever possible.

Concrete Washout Bags used at W.C. Newman's concrete processing plant

Concrete Washout Bags available for containment of chute and concrete tool washdown water.

W.C. Newman concrete delivery truck being cleaned out

Truck washout and returned concrete that cannot be utilized for paving or retaining wall blocks is reprocessed in a concrete reclaimer or discharged in washout pits.

Sand and rocks to be re-used for future W.C. Newman concrete work

Both the solids that are discharged from the reclaimer and cleanout of the washout pits are combined and dewatered to be used or be sold as road base.

Closeup of water recycling tank at W.C. Newman

Gray water retained in the reclaimer is reused for the production of concrete.

Clarified water being sprayed for dust supression

Clarified water retained in the washout pits is reused to thin out the reclaimer tanks and for dust suppression.

Concrete trucks lined up at W.C. Newman, Farmville, Virginia