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Workers at Oldcastle Materials—Montana Companies, based in Helena, Montana, developed the asphalt drum non-entry rescue system, which incorporates aircraft cabling, a rescue pulley, and a fall-protection harness to help keep safety a top priority during drum maintenance. Photo courtesy National Asphalt Pavement Association.

Keep Asphalt Drum Maintenance Safety in Mind

During the midyear meeting in Seattle, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that Oldcastle Materials—Montana Companies, based in Helena, Montana, had garnered a 2015 Asphalt...

How to Keep Your Dump Man Safe on the Job

The dump man controls the flow of material on the job, and that means he can be in a dangerous spot most of the time. To increase his safety, and to increase the efficiency of dumping trucks, you want to increase his visibility for both day and nighttime paving. When the haul truck driver arrives […]

The new Atlas Copco Secoroc Powerbit series offers top hammer surface drilling with the company’s trapezoid-shaped buttons—Trubbnos—and increased service life.

What’s New in Asphalt Production?

  AsphaltPro sets the standard for equipment and service information by focusing on what’s new in the industry. There are manufacturers and service providers in the asphalt industry with R&D departments that have crafted remarkable components for aggregate and asphalt production that stand the test of time. Over the years, those components require mere tweaking […]

Spring Mountain Motor Resort offers country club amenities, as well as motor sport amenities including 10 miles of road course racetrack.

Wulfenstein Construction Company Paves An Oasis in the Desert

It was 1972 when Ray Wulfenstein moved his family from Las Vegas to Pahrump, Nevada, to pursue his dream of developing real estate amid the fields of cotton and alfalfa. Within 15 years, he had built a hotel, RV resort, car wash, restaurant and strip mall with a variety of tenants, including a Laundromat, mortgage […]

BOMAG’s CR662RM RoadMix

BOMAG’s CR662RM RoadMix

When the paving crew needs to switch from a paving job that specs a material transfer vehicle (MTV) to a job that requires traditional laydown, the rubber track Cedarapids CR662RM RoadMix from BOMAG, Ridgeway, South Carolina, offers a one-machine transition. Here’s how it works. First, a new 260-horsepower Tier 4 Final Cummins diesel engine drives […]

The crew needed to spread the stone about 12 feet wide near the building, out to the swale.

How to Manage Chip Sealing

Two aspects of the chip sealing project keep it profitable for the company performing the work. Consider the management of the materials and the management of the process. For this delivery-themed issue of AsphaltPro, let’s take a look at the best practices for getting a chip seal project right, examining the way one crew in […]


Around the Globe: October

China Keeping an eye on asphalt activity in Asia, Petrosil’s Bitumart newsletter reported the Xiamen Huate Group Corporation Ltd., Rizhao Tianhui Trade Co Ltd., had imported the most bitumen into China during the month of June 2016. Prior to that, Singapore Bitumen Exports sent 30 percent of its total exports, from January to May, to […]


Save Lives Despite Language Barriers

Having a toolbox talk each morning is one of the most important processes you can put in place to ensure a safe, efficient and high-quality job. You’ve heard us say this many times. But what if not everyone on your crew speaks English? Or, they speak some English but maybe a few of the specifics […]

The detection system sends little pressure waves to check for leaks, a change in wall thickness or a deteriorated section of the wall in pipes.

Pipe It Safely with New Leak Detection Tech

By Caleb Radford A pipeline assessment tool capable of leak detection and imperfections in water networks is helping to locate weak spots before they become costly pipe bursts. P-CAT is a condition assessment technology that allows pipeline owners and operators to accurately identify defects and develop cost effective solutions. Consider the applications of this new […]

The Allen Asphalt Services crew from Smiths Station, Alabama, performs a number of projects for Auburn University. For the month of June, their work included placing the walking path of porous asphalt pavement around the pond at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Photos courtesy NCAT.

Porous Asphalt Mix Makes Debut on Auburn Campus

By Christine Hall and Sandy Lender What’s a great pavement for a natural resource management area? Porous asphalt pavement mix, of course. In June of this year, Allen Asphalt Services Inc., Smiths Station, Alabama, placed the first porous asphalt to be used on Auburn University’s campus at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). […]

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