Solutions: Decorative concrete masonry emulates the aesthetics of brick and provides enhanced strength; CMUs with different textures and colors were used to create cohesive, dimensional design.
When Jump River Electric Cooperative decided to expand and remodel its headquarters, cooperative members desired a modern facility built with sustainable construction materials. A solution was found in the use of decorative Concrete Masonry Units (CMUs) manufactured and supplied by County Materials. CMUs are made with natural materials and post-industrial, pre-consumer recycled concrete, aiding in a low-impact manufacturing process. Built to last, integrally colored concrete masonry products maintain their appearance and can withstand the elements over a prolonged service life, reducing maintenance and eliminating the need for reconstruction and associated emissions.