TXI Ready-Mix Launches Delivery Tracking App

DALLAS, Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) is proud to announce the launch of the new ReadyTrac TM app that gives customers a powerful resource to effectively manage projects from order to pour. It is the first of its kind in the U.S. and has completed beta testing. The app, designed for both Android and Apple operating systems, can be used on a smart phone or tablet, and is currently being released to TXI customers.

By utilizing GPS technology, the ReadyTrac app lets the customer track their deliveries and receive alerts as trucks leave the concrete plant and arrive at the job site. This real-time information helps concrete contractors, general contractors, testing labs and project managers reduce downtime and effectively have resources in place when needed. Moreover, the app creates a customized contact list tied to a customer's sales representatives, allowing customers to expediently have their needs met. Other features let the customer view how many yards of concrete have been poured, deliveries en route, and future scheduled orders, as well as research existing orders. The customer can also evaluate pour performance from the past.

The new ReadyTrac app is just one of the many ways TXI is delivering innovative solutions to customers. "We believe ReadyTrac establishes heightened transparency and communication between our customers and the employees that work hard every day to meet their needs. This reinforces the commitment between TXI and our customers' organizations that builds trust and is fundamentally necessary for both of us to be successful," said Tom Zais, Vice President of the Concrete Division. 

The app provides crucial knowledge customers need to efficiently manage the job site from the minute an order is placed to the end of a pour, and beyond. Not only does the app empower the customer, it also serves as another way that TXI can continuously deliver on its mission statement: "We will provide exceptional building materials, service, and solutions so that customers choose TXI". For more information about the new ReadyTrac app, visit www.txi.com.  

Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of competitive pressures and changing economic and financial conditions on our business, the cyclical and seasonal nature of our business, the level of construction activity in our markets, abnormal periods of inclement weather, unexpected periods of equipment downtime, unexpected operational difficulties, changes in the cost of raw materials, fuel and energy, changes in the cost or availability of transportation, changes in interest rates, the timing and amount of federal, state and local funding for infrastructure, delays in announced capacity expansions, ongoing volatility and uncertainty in the capital or credit markets, the impact of environmental laws, regulations and claims and changes in governmental and public policy, and the risks and uncertainties described in our reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to publicly update such statements.

TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major cement producer in California. TXI is also a major supplier of construction aggregate, ready-mix concrete and concrete products. 

CONTACT: David S. Perkins         Vice President - Environmental, Government and Public Affairs         Direct 972.647.3911 E-mail dperkins@txi.com

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