Groups Lend Support to
World of Asphalt
Industry support enhances show experience
More than 20 U.S., Canadian and worldwide trade associations, as well as leading U.S. state and federal government agencies, are lending their support to the World of Asphalt 2007 Show and Conference.
Their participation enhances the networking, exhibits and educational opportunities available at World of Asphalt, which will be held March 19-22, 2007 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) are assisting in development of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance's (APA) Asphalt Pavement Conference, "HMA Construction — Moving Forward," being held at the show.
In addition, the Georgia Department of Transportation is involved in planning the APA conference along with the APA alliance partners: the Asphalt Institute (AI), National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and state asphalt pavement associations.
Active industry participation is also helping ensure that the show's People, Plants and Paving Training Program is targeted to meet industry professionals' needs. The training program is sponsored by NAPA with the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA).
World of Asphalt education has expanded for the 2007 show with certification courses being conducted by industry and government groups: the Traffic Control Technician Course of the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) and the OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers, a safety course developed by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Plus, the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) is giving a special educational tour in conjunction with the show. Tour participants will receive CEU continuing education credits. For more information, visit www.worldofasphalt.com.
Wage & Benefits Survey Available
2007 publication provides data for 30 positions
Are you interested in learning more about what contractors in your area are paying their employees? The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation's (ARTBA-TDF) 2007 "Transportation Contractors Salary & Benefits Survey" can help.
The new ARTBA-TDF publication provides data for 30 office and field positions found in a typical firm in the transportation construction industry. Detailed salary, bonus and benefits information is also included.
The survey results were based on responses from contractors representing firms of all sizes and from across the country. Results are presented nationally and in five regional divisions. Specific information is provided on compensation for small (less than $5 million), medium ($5-$50 million) and large (more than $50 million) firms.
The publication also includes the average, high and low salaries and bonuses for top executives, office personnel and field workers. Hourly wage and benefit information is provided for hourly workers, both skilled and unskilled. Workforce composition such as the number of unionized, Hispanic, African-American and women hourly and salaried employees is also available, broken down by region.
The 150-page survey can be purchased for $250 by contacting ARTBA's Christy Woodall at (202) 289-4434 or by visiting www.artbasalarysurveys.com.
Cimline Inc. has acquired EQUIPT Mfg. Inc., a manufacturer of products for the sealcoating industry, as well as Duraco Industries Inc., the manufacturer of the Dura Patcher injection-type road repairing machine.
Ingersoll Rand has signed a definitive aggreement to acquire Geith International, a provider of attachment products for construction equipment.
Leica Geosystems has acquired Mikrofyn A/S in Denmark, a European supplier of machine automation and laser leveling and alignment equipment for the construction industry.