Southern Star Concrete, located in Irving, Texas, is a focused concrete supplier that serves the major metropolitan markets of Dallas, Houston and Little Rock, Ark. Southern Star is one of the largest ready-mixed concrete suppliers in Texas and Arkansas, and also one of the largest independent ready-mix companies in the United States. The company operates more than 40 concrete plants concentrated in these major market areas and produces and sells 5 million cubic yards of concrete annually. The company is majority-owned by the Texas Growth Fund and Austin Ventures, both based in Austin, Texas. TGF has committed capital of more than $575 million and specializes in investing in Texas-based companies.