Triangle Asphalt relies on day-to-day planning
Steve Day says because Triangle Asphalt Paving is a small contractor, and because they no longer produce their own mix, they put a lot of emphasis on planning and organization. They begin planning three weeks out for each job, then put a plan together for each week. The three-week plan is communicated to Milestone Construction, as is the one-week plan, and orders for HMA are placed by 2:00 p.m. the day before the mix is needed.
"This planning and scheduling is something we did before so it's really a carryover from when we produced our own mix," Day says. "When you have two crews you have to be careful scheduling bids. At one point we had 11 jobs ongoing with two crews, and trying to get all that done on time and beating the weather was tough, so you have to be careful."
Read more about Triangle Asphalt Paving in the June/July issue of Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction Magazine.