Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at the ribbon-cutting for Massachusetts Ready Mix in Littleton on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are company COO and founder
Gov. Charlie Baker speaks at the ribbon-cutting for Massachusetts Ready Mix in Littleton on Wednesday. Looking on, from left, are company COO and founder Robert Pereira, 3rd District Congressional candidate Rick Green and Littleton Town Administrator Keith Bergman. SUN/Mina Corpuz

LITTLETON -- Gov. Charlie Baker says the new Massachusetts Ready Mix concrete plant is an example of a community investment that can have an impact statewide.

"It's a great example of a local community working together with a local business to solve a regional need that ultimately benefits all of us here in the commonwealth," he said Wednesday. "It's one of those opportunities for a win-win all the way around."

Standing in front of one of the plant's blue and yellow mixer trucks, Baker said he looks forward to seeing the once-vacant site on Ayer Road back to operating and working on infrastructure projects.

He credited Town Administrator Keith Bergman for the town's partnership with Mass.

Mass Ready Mix General Manager Wayne Tarr, right, leads Gov. Charlie Baker on a tour of the Littleton plant. SUN/Mina Corpuz
Mass Ready Mix General Manager Wayne Tarr, right, leads Gov. Charlie Baker on a tour of the Littleton plant. SUN/Mina Corpuz
Ready Mix's parent company, the Middlesex Corporation, and for working with state government to get the plant running.

After a ribbon-cutting, General Manager Wayne Tarr led Baker and town officials on a tour of the plant. They began outside where rock material is brought in on a conveyor belt and went to the area where it is mixed with water to create concrete.

The governor asked questions about the product and how much sand and water are needed to make it.

At the end of the tour, he joked about driving one of the cement mixer trucks.

Middlesex Corporation, which has its headquarters in Littleton, has been in town for more than 25 years.

Bob Pereira , COO of the company, said the new plant will help the Middlesex Corp.


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grow, provide high-paying jobs, and continue to give back to the community.

"We're proud to continue to invest in the state of Massachusetts and the town of Littleton," he said.

Bergman noted that the Mass Ready Mix plant is part of the Ayer Road corridor, which is part of economic-development efforts in town.

Selectman Joseph Knox, leaders from the police and fire departments, and 3rd Congressional District candidate Rick Green were among attendees at the opening.

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