Next year Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction celebrates its 30th anniversary, so we wanted to do something special for the industry – the question was, what? What could we offer that the industry doesn’t have and that would dovetail with our mission of documenting industry goings-on while helping it grow?
This industry is full of people and companies that have dedicated themselves to not only growing their own business but enhancing the paving and pavement maintenance industry. We’ve written about these people and companies since 1985, many of them have been involved in National Pavement Expo and many have just been working hard to grow their own business – and have had a positive impact on the industry as a whole.
So we decided to give the industry something it’s never had: Public recognition, thanks and appreciation.
To that end we’re going to host and present industry awards to individuals and companies who have in one way or another – through their professionalism; dedication to education; pursuit of excellence; development of equipment, tools or materials or other criteria – enhanced the industry. You can read details about each award on page 6 and you can nominate online at www.forconstructionpros.com/PavementAwards until November 1.
And we hope you’ll take the time to nominate (your own company or others) because this is not something we’re going to be able to accomplish solely on our own. For the awards to be successful they need to involve the entire industry – so we need readers (contractors and their suppliers and equipment providers) to participate in the nominating process. All nominating will be done online and it’s easy so we hope you’ll participate.
The Pavement staff in conjunction with the Pavement Advisory Board will evaluate the nominations and make the selections. All awards will be announced at National Pavement Expo, Jan. 28-31 in Nashville and will be published in the February issue of this magazine.