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The ProSizer 3600 from KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens is a standalone crushing and screening portable plant.

New Offerings for Best Production

As you update the asphalt plant, tank farm, testing lab, crushing site or recycling areas, new equipment is probably on your “to buy” list. Even before...
This past July, Banicki completed a $10 million project using rubberized asphalt along Interstate 17.

J. Banicki Construction Uses Rubberized Asphalt on I-17 in Arizona

When Sean Bulmann moved from the Midwest to Arizona in 2012, he had to adjust to a whole lot more than just the change in landscape. As asphalt operations manager for J. Banicki Construction Inc., Phoenix, Arizona, Bulmann faced unfamiliar weather, different mix preferences offering unique challenges, a new approach to traffic management in work […]

Cliff Ursich participates in perpetual pavement research, coring IR 270.

Meet the State Exec: FPO’s Cliff Ursich

Flexible Pavements of Ohio (FPO), Dublin, was first formed in 1962. Now, the association boasts 45 producer and contractor members that represent roughly 92 percent of the asphalt tonnage let to contract in Ohio, based on a 2012 economic impact survey. “I’m all in with asphalt,” said FPO’s Executive Director Cliff Ursich. “Getting passionate about […]

Measure Safety in Recycling Operations

The risk management committee of the Construction Demolition & Recycling Association (CDRA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has launched a new program to encourage companies that are building safety cultures within their organizations. During a webinar early November, John Schumacher of Assurance Agency shared that the Best Practices Safety Award Program from CDRA will reward companies that are […]

Beware of Bauxite Long-term

In the January 2018 issue, Courtney Jones and Mike Heitzman from the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn, shared “Michigan Tests Friction Aggregates” from their contribution to the fall 2017 NCAT Newsletter. This excellent article can be reviewed on The authors shared results of evaluating 11 aggregates for high friction surface treatments […]

Around The Globe—February

Belgium Four more organizations joined the European Bitumen Association, Brussels, at Eurobitume’s autumn meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Eurobitume Director General Aimé Xhonneux stated: “With these additions, our membership numbers have doubled in just two years, demonstrating the value that organizations see in being part of Eurobitume as we continue our work to create a positive […]

The broom on the city street may require a system to capture material and dust. This skid steer will routinely empty the bucket of millings into a waiting truck body.

How to Maintain and Use Sweeper Right

For the 10-Year Anniversary of AsphaltPro magazine, we will help asphalt companies teach new workers some back-to-basics techniques for best success in the field, at the plant and in the lab. Even veteran employees will be reminded of best practices with these refreshers throughout the year, but the goal is to help readers who are […]

Solve: Refilling the Roller

Is your roller running out of water too often during the paving shift? When a spray nozzle is plugged or when the scraper bar is not held against the drum properly, you will get poor water coverage on the drum. It costs time to refill water tanks again and again. Letting the roller run with […]

In addition to sensors for paving equipment, the AWARE sentry can be used at the flagger station, like you see here.

Oldcastle’s AWARE System Makes Every Second Count

It’s an unfortunate fact that vehicle intrusions are one of the leading causes of death in the road construction industry, resulting in tens of thousands of work zone crashes and hundreds of fatalities each year. What’s even more devastating is that many of these fatalities could have been prevented. The National Highway Transportation and Safety […]

The foreman will figure where the paver will begin the project and how it will pull each pass to complete the job most efficiently.

Give Your Foreman Time to Execute the Job Right

One of the best ways to ensure you make money on your next project is to give your foreman time to execute the project properly from start to finish. The foreman for the job needs information about the job, as well as access to the job site, before the job begins. When you equip him […]

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