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A cross communication function allows the operator to view and change settings of control boxes located on the opposite side of the PM620 or PM622, new from Caterpillar in early 2016.

New Asphalt Paving Equipment: September

AsphaltPro takes you into the homestretch of the paving season with a product gallery focused on the new technology and equipment that assists contractors in the...
Valley Asphalt Corp

Keep Silo Maintenance Safety a Top Priority

During the midyear meeting in Seattle, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that Valley Asphalt Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio, had garnered a 2015 Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award for developing a freestanding transfer slat catwalk. While that sounds like something to feature in our Safety Spotlight department, it pertains specifically to plant maintenance. Check this […]

William D. Rosener

Meet the State Exec: William D. Rosener

He brings a political science degree that he achieved in 1989 from the University of Iowa to his role as executive director. State Association: Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa (APAI), Ames, Iowa How long have you been in the asphalt industry? 31 years How long have you been the executive vice president of APAI? 8 […]

Different crew members may require hearing protection with different capabilities. For example, the paving operator, screed operator, dump man and haul truck driver may require headsets with communication capabilities. Photos courtesy 3M.

How New OSHA Noise Limits Could Affect Your Crew

In May, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its spring semiannual regulatory agenda, which included potential changes to acceptable noise levels and solutions in construction work zones. “When OSHA noise regulations were crafted in the 1970s and 1980s, the construction industry was specifically exempted from the broader general industry standards,” said Brad Witt, […]

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Watch California’s RAP Blending Influence

Whether or not the use of high percentages of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) or recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in mixes can correlate to premature pavement cracking, is the catalyst for new action in the state of California. It’s no secret that adding RAP or RAS to the production process means you’re adding a binder that […]

Smart Workzones

SmartWorkzones Makes Work Zones Safer

Transporting material to and from the work zone isn’t our only transportation-related concern. We also need to worry about how traffic is getting through our work zones. Do drivers know where to go? What do to? When to do what? What’s in store ahead? SmartWorkzone, developed by Savari Inc., Santa Clara, California, aims to make […]

The Shelly Company/Oldcastle Materials runs tests day in and day out, requiring testing versatility.

Gilson Redefines Sieving Operations for the Shelly Company

By Catie Ewen The Shelly Company/Oldcastle Materials updated its rotary sifter models and enhanced worker protection with the help of Gilson. The Shelly Company/Oldcastle Materials is a leading supplier of asphalt, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and construction and paving services in the state of Ohio with a network of over 30 facilities. Asphalt lab techs were […]

Material Temperature Capture

Systems Equipment’s 1292 Material Temperature Capture

  Asphalt producers and contractors need to measure and document the temperature of hot mix asphalt (HMA) for optimum quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA). To that end, the team at SYSTEMS Equipment, Waukon, Iowa, created the 1292 Material Temperature Capture at Time of Load element to work in conjunction with its Windows-based loadout system, the WIN-LC3000. […]

American Highway Products' manhole safety ramp

American Highway Products’ Manhole Safety Ramp

Many municipal mill and fill projects require milling around raised manholes, leaving behind a hazard that could lead to claims from drivers. To resolve the issue, contractors could use cold patch to create a temporary incline around the manhole. This requires labor, materials and traffic control measures for both installation and removal. The manhole safety […]

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Guide Dump Trucks with Light

If the haul truck driver doesn’t know exactly what he’s doing, he might back the truck toward the paver on a dusky or dark paving job, but end up off-center. One way to direct him is to have the dump man shout and yell and wave his arms around. The better way to direct the […]

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