Lightweight Aggregate... 
Design Advantages


  • Reduces Dead Loads 
  • Reduces Lateral Forces 
  • Reduces Over Turning Forces 
  • Provides High-Friction Angle 
  • Controlled Gradation 
  • Free Draining 
  • Water Insoluble 
  • Acid Insoluble 
  • High Insulation Value 
  • Chemically Inert 
  • High Strength Durability 
  • Easy to Handle and Install 
  • Readily Available 
  • Environmentally "Friendly"

Big River Industries, Inc. produces RiverliteĀ®, the lightest structural aggregate in North America. Companies in the construction, concrete, geotechnical engineering, and filtration industries benefit from our ability to provide solutions that reduce costs and increase their profits. Utilizing our industry leading experience and technical expertise, excellent logistics capabilities, and industry partnerships, we are providing solutions for such problems as coastal erosion, soft compressible soils, concrete durability and much more.

Lightweight Distributing is the exclusive distributor of Riverlite lightweight aggregates produced by Big River Industries in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.  Riverlite expanded clay lightweight aggregate is structural grade aggregate for use in ready-mixed concrete products,  lightweight block, cultured stone as well as asphalt paving and geotechnical engineering projects.