The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced the winners of its 2014 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their awards today (Jan. 28) at a ceremony during the association’s 60th Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla.
The Larry H. Lemon Award recognizes the 10 highest-scoring projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award in the General Paving (Less Than 50,000 Tons) category. The award is sponsored by Asphalt Contractor magazine.
“As an industry, asphalt pavement producers have devoted a great deal of time and effort to determining the best practices necessary to construct long-lasting, high-quality asphalt pavements that offer the durable performance pavement owners and the public value. This award compares nominated pavements against best practices and standards, and honor those that exemplify excellence in construction standards,” William C. Ensor III, 2014 Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors stated.
The 2014 winners and their projects, arranged alphabetically, are:
- Clark Construction of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, for its work on Bitters Road north of San Antonio from 281 West to Tomahawk Trail.
- John R. Jurgensen of Cincinnati, Ohio for work on East Fork State Park bikepath in Clermont County, Ohio.
- Knife River Materials Northern Minnesota of Bemidji, Minn., for its work on Barnes County Highway 21, just north of Valley City, N.D.
- Northeast Asphalt of Greenville, Wis., for its work on State Trunk Highway (STH) 45 in Monico, Wis.
- Pennsy Supply Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Pittston, Penn. for its work milling and resurfacing SR 611 in Mount Pocono, Penn.
- The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Findlay, Ohio for its work in the City of Lima including all of West and Elizabeth Streets.
- The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio for its work on Licking-Martinsburg Road in St. Louisville, Ohio.
- The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio for its work on Gallia County-Jackson Pike (CR 35) in Gallipolis, Ohio.
- The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio for its work on State Routes 32, 41, and 124 in Peebles, Ohio.
- The Shelly Co., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Thornville, Ohio for the minor rehabilitation of 20.76 miles of roadway on three separate rural roads in Gallia and Lawrence Counties.
Projects submitted for a Quality in Construction Award are evaluated by pavement engineers at the National Center for Asphalt Technology who assign each project a numerical score based on how well the contractor met specifications and achieved density on the finished pavement. All the pavements that meet a benchmark figure earn the QIC Award. The Larry Lemon Award honors the 10 highest-scoring projects, as determined in the NCAT review.
The award is named after Larry Lemon of Haskell Lemon Construction in Oklahoma City. Lemon served faithfully on the Awards Committee for 18 years, before serving as Chairman of the Board in 2010 before his retirement. Lemon was instrumental in the creation of the rating system for the Quality in Construction Awards which require qualitative analysis using data and test results to determine the winners.