Minneapolis Aggregate

We are a leading provider of ready-mix concrete and aggregates (sand and gravel, and limestone) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have been providing products and services for homes, commercial and public buildings, roads and bridges and more for more than 50 years. Our employees are experts in manufacturing concrete mixtures and in mining aggregates and have college degrees and advanced training in engineering, geology, safety, environmental management, and LEED certifications.

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Minneapolis Concrete – Residential

Concrete is perfect for driveways, patios, steps, fire pits, garage floors and more in Minneapolis. You can choose traditional grey concrete or jazz things up with the addition of color, texture and curves. Either way, choosing concrete for your home adds a touch of class you can take pride in! It is very difficult to tell the difference between decorative concrete and a mason laying stone or brick. Although they look similar, a mason laying stone or brick costs significantly more than concrete.

When you choose concrete for your driveway, patio, etc., you are making a wise investment! Did you know that concrete driveways last as long as 30 years and requires minimal maintenance? Blacktop (asphalt), on the other hand, requires more maintenance and major repairs or replacement can be required within 10 years of installation!

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Minneapolis ConcreteMinneapolis Concrete – Contractors

Our concrete products for contractors are consistent from plant to plant and our people are always willing to serve your needs. We offer our Emerald Series concrete in Minneapolis thats tough, durable and cost-effective. Most of all, it possesses excellent thermal-mass characteristics. Emerald Series can ensure that your project gains vital points needed for LEED certification by using concrete’s multitude of green properties – from low carbon to high percentages of recycled content.

You can count on Aggregate Industries value for your project needs in the following sectors:

  • Streets and highways
  • Commercial
  • Residential
  • New home construction
  • Agriculture

Minneapolis MN Community Profile

Aggregate MN is proud to be serving the good people of Minneapolis, Minnesota and we’re happy that you’re interested in tis remarkable city.  We thought you might like to know a bit more about this fascinating and vibrant community.

History of Minneapolis, Minnesota

The city of Minneapolis grew around Saint Anthony Falls, which is also the highest waterfall on the Mississippi River. At the time, lumber was the prime industry and 17 sawmills were operated around the area.  The residents used hydropower to great effect. In between 1880 to 1930 it was described as the greatest direct-drive waterpower the world has ever known. Grain from the Great Plains was transported to the city’s 34 flour mills and by 1905 it produced 10% of the country’s flour.  While the city had humble beginnings, it eventually evolved into a prime area for the flour industry and later flourished to become a business and transportation center.

Minneapolis Demographics

Statistic Minneapolis Minnesota National
Population 394,424 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 7,303 67 91
Median age 31.7 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 37% 58% 55%
Speak English 80% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 8% 4% 13%

 

  • The average age is 16% lower than Minnesota
  • 36% of the population in Minneapolis is Caucasian
  • 85% of the population in Minneapolis is African-American
  • 85% of the population in Minneapolis is Asian

Cost of Living in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Index Minneapolis Minnesota National
Cost of living index 106 102 100
Index Minneapolis Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 108 106 100
Groceries index 106 105 100
Health care index 106 110 100
Housing index 110 101 100
Transportation index 101 98 100
Utilities index 96 91 100

 

  • Cost of living is 4% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 6% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 10% higher than the national average

Schools in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Public School system administers to the educational needs of the city’s residents. There are 100 public schools, 45 of which are elementary schools, 7 of which are middle schools and lastly there are 7 High schools.  There are also 8 special education schools as well as eight alternative schools.  The University of Minnesota is located here.

Minneapolis Places of Worship

There are many places of worship in the city for different faiths. Based on data from the Pew Research Center, 70% are identified as Christians and 46% attend different churches with 21% belonging to the Roman Catholic faith. Around 5% are practicing Judaism, Islam and Hinduism.

Some of the city’s churches are:

  • Apostolic Faith Church
  • Aldersgate United Methodist
  • Aldrich Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Andrew-Riverside Presbyterian church
  • Bethesda Baptist Church
  • Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Bloomington Church of God

Businesses Based in Minneapolis

There are 5 Fortune 500 Companies that calls Minneapolis home.

These are:

  • Target
  • US Bancorp
  • Xcel Energy
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Thrivent Financial

Some of the biggest employers in the city are:

  • Target
  • Wells Fargo
  • HCMC
  • Hennepin County
  • Ameriprise
  • US Bancorp
  • Xcel Energy
  • City of Minneapolis
  • RBC Wealth Management

The economy of this vibrant metropolis largely rests on commerce, health care, finance, rail and trucking services.  The city is also known for publishing, graphic arts, education and food processing.

Restaurants & Nightlife of Minneapolis

Capital Grille Restaurant – Great place to enjoy steaks. Service is impeccable and the ambience is perfect for a romantic dinner for two.  Do check out the 24 ounce porterhouse along with the sweet corn soup with crème fraiche as well as the French onion soups.

Pizzeria Lola Restaurant – This is a nice little neighborhood style restaurant. They offer fire roasted pizzas with fresh and unique ingredients.  Be prepared to wait as there are lots of people always eating.

Bar La Grassa Restaurant – Features a casual but sophisticated vibe. They offer terrific Italian food I an upscale trendy setting. Do check out the arancini with duck ragout as well as the fresh pasta with rabbit.

Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis

The city is a melting pot of culture, entertainment, sports and recreation.

Walker Arts Center – considered as one of the 5 biggest modern art museums in the country.

Minneapolis Institute of Art – is the biggest art museum featuring over 100,000 pieces for their permanent collection.

Theaters – is second to NYC in terms of live theater per capita and the 3rd biggest theater market in the country.

  • Pence Opera House
  • Grand Opera House
  • Academy of Music