Pam Sandidge, who owns Sandidge Concrete with husband Clay, said the business was started when Clay began doing pre-cast items such as picnic tables and park benches. Later they would start making feed bunks and water tanks. They built their first ready mix plant to service their own pre-cast business, but when outside sources encouraged them by asking for deliveries of concrete and the precast division grew, Pam quit her job in computers and they officially started Sandidge Concrete, a sister company to Sandidge Manufacturing, in 2005.
"It has gone really well," Pam Sandidge said. "We have had good support. In 2008, we opened our second plant in Eldon on Highway 54 and in April 2012 we expect to open our third plant on Highway 63 in Jefferson City."
Pam said they have been so busy working they have not had the chance to think about how they have expanded but added they have been very blessed even through illnesses in the family.
For more of this story check out the April 20 issue of the California Democrat.