Concrete in Skagit County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Safety Follows Wisdom
Portland Cement Association
Safety Trophy awarded
Superior Portland Cement, Inc.
Concrete, Washington Plant for a
Perfect Safety Record in 1931
Awarded for a Perfect Safety Record in 1932
1934, 1939, 1944, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1967
Erected by Portland Cement Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the "Safety Follows Wisdom" Portland Cement Association Safety Trophies series list.
Location. 48° 32.299′ N, 121° 45.423′ W. Marker is in Concrete, Washington, in Skagit County. Marker is on Main Street west of Nellie Lane, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concrete WA 98237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Concrete Bank Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Concrete Historic Byway (approx. half a mile away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . . Skagit County town's history is rich in Concrete.
In 1918, Superior Cement bought Washington Portland Cement. A memorial stands in town to recognize past years of perfect safety at the Superior Portland Cement plant. At its peak, there were six kilns operating with a combined capacity of 5,200 barrels per day, each powered by subbituminous coal delivered by rail from the Bellingham Coal Co. Limestone was first transported from the quarry to the mill by a 2-mile railway and, sometime before 1930, converted to an aerial tramway with a capacity of 260 tons per hour. (Submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on April 25, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 20, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.