In addition to hosting the conference, ARTBA-TDF will organize a “traffic management and safety pavilion” in the World of Asphalt exhibit hall and offer U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety training sessions.
Educational sessions focus on warm mix, highway funding
The National Asphalt Pavement Association’s 54th annual meeting, to be held January 18 - 21, 2009 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, will be filled with many educational programs and networking events. In addition, committee meetings will take place both prior to, and during the annual meeting and are open to attendees.
The annual meeting offers a range of educational sessions, including:
- “Contractor Sustainability — Going Green without Going Broke.” This session will focus on the important topics of environmental sustainability and cost containment, and will examine the benefits of higher reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) contents.
- “Oil Supply and Prices.” Come to this session to hear energy and asphalt experts share the tools needed to guide your company. With this insider look, attendees will learn about alternative sources of oil, such as oil sands in Alberta, future trends for the costs of both asphalt and competing materials, and what is being done to research alternative materials.
- “Highway Funding: It’s Your Job.” Rising material costs and fixed budgets for state transportation agencies are making it tough to do business in the asphalt pavement industry. Find out what the highway market looks like for 2009 and 2010, learn how to set up a successful state campaign to boost funding for highways, and learn how to improve your company’s grassroots involvement, right down to the paving crews.
Register before December 5 to receive a discounted registration fee. To register, or for more information on the 2009 NAPA Annual Meeting, visit www.hotmix.org or call (888) 468-6499.
Company has new joint venture with ITR/USCO
HEAVYQUIP, an independent supplier of asphalt paver parts and replacement parts for heavy equipment, has now joined forces with ITR/USCO.
The new partnership brings a strong commitment and new resources for products and the expansion of HEAVYQUIP’s / Metaris paver parts product line.
HEAVYQUIP’s current product coverage includes a wide range of replacement parts for use on asphalt pavers manufactured by Blaw-Knox, Caterpillar, Barber-Green, Cedarapids, Roadtec, Champion-Allatt and Leeboy.
With the joint venture, HEAVYQUIP’s North American parts distribution has expanded to 18 branch locations in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Canada.
Beyond paver parts, HEAVYQUIP locations also provide replacement parts and services for earthmoving equipment, including dozers, excavators, track loaders, wheel loaders, graders, mini-excavators and mini-track loaders manufactured by Caterpillar, Deere, Komatsu, Case and other equipment manufacturers.
VSS Macropaver receives award
U.S. Department of Commerce recognizes company
Republican George Radanovich presented VSS Macropaver, a division of Reed International, with U.S. Department of Commerce Award.
Over the past year, VSS Macropaver has exported to over 10 International countries, including China, Canada, Chile, the Philippines, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Russia, Zambia, Colombia, and Mexico. Boasting a sales increase of 35 percent from 2007, over 50 percent of VSS Macropavers sales generated are from exports.
Eduardo Torres, Director, Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center – assisted VSS Macropaver with market research and counseling for Latin American countries and the successful export of their slurry seal and microsurfacing machines to the Mexican market.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Assistance Center recognized VSS Macropaver with an Export Achievement Certificate for recent accomplishments in the Global Marketplace presented by Congressmen George Radanovich at the Craigs School of Business at California State University, Fresno.
Vice President Doug Hogue was present to receive the Certificate of Achievement from the Congressmen and U.S. Department of Commerce.