Hot Mix May 2010

News from the paving and pavement maintenance industry.

JCB, Volvo Sign Agreement on Loaders
JCB and Volvo Construction Equipment have entered into a framework agreement to cooperate on the engineering and manufacturing of skid-steer loader and compact tracked loader products for distribution under their respective brands and through their respective global dealer networks. The first Volvo-branded machines will be in production at JCB's Savannah, GA, facility by year-end 2010.

8 Brands Form Paladin Construction Group
Paladin Brands announces the joining of its Paladin Light Construction and Paladin Heavy Construction companies to form Dexter, MI-based Paladin Construction Group. The brands are: Bradco, JRB, Sweepster, C&P, CustomWorks, FFC, Harley and McMillen.

Paladin Construction Group has also implemented a long-term, contractor-focused support program named "Back 2 Work with Paladin." The program's goal is to help contractors capitalize and profit from the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and its $143.4 billion infrastructure investment.

The two-year program helps contractors and dealer/rental companies identify and locate projects that are or will be released in the near future related to where the ARRA funds are most targeted.

FP2 Inc. Debuts New Website, Logo FP2 Inc., formerly the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, has unveiled a new logo and new website: The site creates an informative experience for the user and focuses on the impact the foundation has made in the pavement preservation industry by supporting contractors, material suppliers, and equipment manufacturers.

The site centers on four major areas - advocacy, research, promotion, and activities - providing users essential tools necessary to highlight the importance of pavement preservation for the nation's $1.75 trillion highway system. The site also features specific areas for FP2 Inc. members and highlights the Pavement Preservation Journal.