Thursday | February 22, 2018

Around the Globe: November Asphalt Industry News

National & International Asphalt Industry News



Major Wire Industries Ltd., a Haver & Boecker company, of Candiac, Quebec, announced the retirement of Gary Pederson Sept. 30 after 17 years of service. Major also announced James Siler is appointed to the position of vice president of sales for North America and Andre Mathieu is vice president of global business development.



One of the leading recycling facilities in Portugal now uses Magna 23.5 MA10 tyres on its Volvo wheel loaders, according to Magna Tyres Group, headquartered in The Netherlands. The company explains the recycling facility wanted a more cost-effective way to keep its fleet moving than using retreads. After 1,300 hours, the Magna MA10 tyres are still holding up and the operations manager states: “Magna Tyres challenged us to see what its tyres could do and we are pleased to have given this a chance. The cost per mile and hour is excellent.”


United States

This edition of AsphaltPro goes to press before Election Day, but the staff encourages you to exercise your right to vote for the candidates of your choosing in national and local races. Be sure you study the issues you’ll find on your regional ballots and make your voice heard.



  • Get ready for the Alabama Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) 59th annual paving awards and officer installation luncheon Dec. 9 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Auburn University and the Alabama DOT join for the 60th annual highway conference Feb. 15 though 16 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Get your registration in early for the Alabama Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA) 27th annual asphalt paving conference, March 22 through 23, 2017, at the Birmingham Marriott, Birmingham, Alabama.



Plan ahead to attend the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists annual meeting March 19 through 22, 2017, in Newport Beach, California.



Atlas Copco Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction, Commerce City, Colorado, has appointed Shawn Cheney to the position of business line manager for rock drilling tools, and Jason Blais to Cheney’s former position as vice president of specialty stores.



Orlando will host the 62nd annual meeting of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Jan. 29 through Feb. 1, 2017. Visit for registration and hotel information.



FAE USA Inc., Flowery Branch, Georgia, has signed Atlantic Tractor LLC as the exclusive construction dealer for its stabilization, reclamation, grinding and additional equipment in DC, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.



Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, Illinois, announced in late August it will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as its six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson phases out. Caterpillar’s Building Construction Products Division will design and manufacture new machines, phasing out the 301.4C, 301.7D, 301.7D CR, 302.2D and 302.4D in mid-2018, and the 302.7D CR at the end of 2019. The 300.9D will also phase out at the end of 2019 or later if mutually agreed by both parties. Spare parts availability, technical support and warranty for current models will continue, according to the Cat announcement.



Continental Company Inc., Halsted, Kansas, has re-introduced the Legg brand of agricultural and industrial conveyor belting at the 2016 NIBA Convention, focusing on a new approach to distribution with its Flex-Legg program, new names in its industrial program, a newly designed industrial catalog, and an updated website coming up at



The Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky (PAIKY) shared the sad news that Frank R. Hamilton, Jr., of Hamilton-Hinkle Paving Co. and Nally & Gibson, Georgetown, Kentucky, passed away Sept. 16 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Helen, and his son, Richard Hamilton. He had celebrated his 80th birthday in July.



  • The 59th annual Asphalt Conference will be held Nov. 29 and 30 at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri. Registration is $130 per person and is available online at
  • Your AsphaltPro and PavingPro magazine staff members welcome you to join us on the web at and Like us at



Eagle Crusher Co. Inc., Galion, Ohio, is proud to announce Greg Spina has been named vice president, sales and marketing.



ERIKS North America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has appointed Benjamin Mondics and president and CEO. ERIKS was founded in 1940 and offers products in flow technology, sealing and rubber technology, industrial plastics, power transmission and bearings, and safety items.



Crafco Inc., an Ergon Company, has announced the purchase of a manufacturing location in Naples, Texas. The 100,000-square-foot facility will manufacture a variety of Crafco’s highway maintenance and preservation products, as well as its specialty roofing and waterproofing products.



Stockpile Reports, Redmond, Washington, announced mid-September that the company is ready to unveil the Stockpile Reports Aerial Service for your sites. There’s information from

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