We Honor the Industry

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction – but rather than give ourselves pearls or diamonds we thought we’d give something to the industry. We decided it’s time to start recognizing the people and companies who have gone above and beyond in support of their own business or in the development and improvement of the paving & pavement maintenance industry.

So beginning on page XX you’ll find the 2015 Pavement Awards, which were formally announced at National Pavement Expo (also 30 years old) but you can read more about them in this issue. We select a Pavement Contractor of the Year and a Pavement Sweeper of the Year – and while not all contractors need to emulate their efforts we think there’s something most contractors can learn from these two companies.

Then, starting on page XX, you’ll find recognition for jobs done in 2014 that contractors themselves have submitted. These awards – two for sealcoating and striping, two for paving and one for being a “good neighbor” – were voted on by the Pavement Advisory Board from among jobs submitted in each category. Thanks to board members for taking the time to evaluate each entry and make your votes known.

Then beginning on page XX we recognize some of the outstanding individuals who have in one way or another contributed to this industry. We named the Industry Service Award after the first person to receive it, Alan Curtis, then we named Mick Vinckier, Miktom Parking Lot Services, as the 2015 recipient. That is followed by the first inductees into the Pavement Hall of Fame: B.R. Lee, Robert Liles, Mark Manning, Harold Neal and Dave Wikel. Take a few minutes to read about their contributions; this industry wouldn’t be what it is today without their efforts.

And mark your calendars for submitting nominations for the 2016 Pavement Awards. We’ll open submissions in May and final deadline will be October 1.