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    • Local Career Exploration Event Inspires and Educates Students

      Local Career Exploration Event Inspires and Educates Students

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The organization recently hosted a Career Exploration and Networking Event to educate young people on the opportunities available to them after graduating high school. Mentor-student matches participated in career panels, a networking exercise, and a tour of the Ivy Tech campus.

      One mentor for the organization said, “The [Big Brothers Big Sisters] Career Exploration Day provided my little brother the opportunity to interact with people within our community in successful and
      rewarding careers. It inspired him and helped him better visualize his future.”

      The career panels featured individuals from a wide variety of industries and education pathways to inspire students to explore their interests. One of County Materials’ Technical Resource Engineers was a panelist, informing the students about the concrete manufacturing industry, its many rewarding career opportunities, and how concrete products are used to build resilient communities.

      Big Brothers Big Sisters is America’s largest donor-and-volunteer-supported mentoring network and strives to foster positive relationships that have a lasting effect on the lives of young people. County Materials is proud to partner with the organization and to support the work they do in the community.

      Through the Sonnentag American Foundation, we support organizations and causes in four key service areas: Hunger & Homelessness Support, Service Members & Veterans Support, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services, and Mentoring & Skills Building.

    • Concrete Retaining Wall Systems Offer Many Advantages

      Concrete Retaining Wall Systems Offer Many Advantages

      County Materials offers segmental concrete retaining wall systems for many applications. Retaining walls can minimize erosion, manage runoff, repurpose property to maximize usable space, and add value to a residence. Choosing a concrete retaining wall system for your outdoor living project offers many advantages.

      Durability

      Concrete retaining walls stand the test of time. They retain earth with unmatched strength, meeting residential and commercial needs for generations of use. The high-strength units withstand freeze-thaw cycles and resist fire, rot, rust, pests, and more.

      Ease of Installation

      Concrete retaining wall systems offer efficient installation, reducing the personnel needed and labor expenses.

      Design Flexibility

      Segmental retaining walls are ideal for residential and commercial applications. They allow homeowners and businesses to achieve designs with curves, angles, and clean lines. Some of our retaining wall systems can be used for planting beds, steps, seat walls, or multi-level terraces. For example, a Winston® Straight Retaining Wall System was used to build a seat wall with elegant columns at the Inshalla Country Club.

      Low Maintenance

      Concrete is recognized in the construction industry as a durable, low-maintenance building material. Manufactured by County Materials to meet industry standards, concrete retaining walls require minimal upkeep and reduce the cost and effort of repair and replacement over time.

      Appealing Aesthetics

      Our retaining wall units come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and our color and texture selections allow homeowners to achieve their desired aesthetic without compromising performance.

      At County Materials, our experienced sales team works with you to find a solution that meets your needs. Use our concrete retaining wall systems for your next project by contacting our Customer Service Team at (800) 242-7733.

    • Making Sports Accessible with Can Play

      Making Sports Accessible with Can Play

      County Materials partners with Can Play to make sports accessible for young people in Central Iowa who face financial, physical, cognitive, emotional, or chronic health care barriers. The organization’s recreational programs are adapted for children of all abilities and are of no cost to the participants. Serving approximately 15,000 individuals each year, Can Play seeks to include all people in recreational activities that inspire and empower.

      Can Play uses funds donated by County Materials to purchase new equipment and train new locations for programming. We are proud to partner with the organization and support the work they do in our local communities. Their adapted sports programs allow children to gain confidence and social skills while exploring their abilities and interests.

      County Materials partners with Can Play Sports through the Sonnentag American Foundation. The Foundation aligns support with four key service areas: Hunger & Homelessness Support, Service Members & Veterans Support, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Assault Services, and Mentoring & Skills Building.