J. Don Brock, chief executive officer of Astec Industries Inc., was also honored for his social, economic and mobility contributions. Brock has played an integral role in the road construction industry for the numerous innovative equipment developments he helped design to improve the productivity of hot mix asphalt production. Under Brock's leadership, Astec has become a market leader in almost every segment of the roadbuilding industry.
APAC is largest federal highway contractor in 2003
APAC Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, takes top honors as the nation's largest federal highway contractor, according to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's (ARTBA) ninth annual ranking of the "Top 300 Federal Highway Contractors." The company was awarded almost $510 million in federal highway work in 2003, the last year for which data are available.
The "Top 300" list is based on an ARTBA analysis of highway contract award data provided by the Federal Highway Administration.
The dollar total shown for each firm represents the sum of all federal highway contracts awarded for projects on the National Highway System (NHS) in 2003, including awards to subsidiaries, regional offices and a pro-rated share of joint ventures in which the firm participated. The NHS includes 47,000 miles of interstates and almost 115,000 miles of other major highways.
A complete list of the top 300 highway contractors nationally and a list of the top 25 companies by region are available online at the association's website at www.artba.org.