(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced Barry Concrete, Inc. of Lafayette, La. as the Small Business of the Week, and will be submitting it into the official Congressional Record.

“For three generations, the Barry family has played an integral role in supplying the concrete materials to build Lafayette and the surrounding Acadiana Parishes,” said Vitter. “Since 1947, Barry Concrete has provided jobs for folks across the Acadiana region, significantly contributing to the local economies. Congratulations to Barry Concrete for being selected as Small Business of the Week, and I look forward to your continued growth and success.”

After the end of World War II, Charles “Tex” Weldon Barry Sr. returned to Lafayette, La. to found Barry Concrete in 1947. Tex ran the company until the late 1970s when his son Charles “Buzzy” Weldon Barry Jr. took over, along with his business partner Theo Laborde. In 1991, Buzzy passed away unexpectedly, and his wife Bonny stepped in to run Barry Concrete as President and CEO until their three sons joined the family-run company. Today, Mitch, Patrick, and Brady Barry play a major role in running the six plants in five locations across Acadiana, and run a fleet of over 60 trucks. Barry Concrete has provided concrete materials to projects across the Acadiana Parishes, including local roads, bridges, and the Cajundome.

As the Small Business Committee Chairman, Vitter continues the tradition of honoring America’s spirit of business and entrepreneurship.