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Sandy Lender

Sandy Lender is the editor of AsphaltPro Magazine and part of the team that originated the how-to information concept in asphalt industry publishing. She holds an English degree from Truman State University in Missouri, but lives in sunny Florida where her spare time allows her to write fiction and help with sea turtle conservation on the side. Find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and anywhere Google takes you...

The sunroof Steve Murray had installed for safety on his truck’s cab allows him to see overhead wires and tree branches from the safety of the driver’s seat. He said the $750 it cost to have the sunroof installed is the best investment he’s made.

Use a Sunroof to Spot Overhead Obstructions

Save on Costs with Your Professional Guide to Asphalt Mix Delivery Part 2—Put...
Colorado visitors have an improved, award-winning asphalt surface along the State Highway 145 in Dolores County thanks to Elam Construction’s dedication to quality and partnership with CDOT.

Elam Construction Wins in Steep Winter Grades

Daily commuters and tourists traveling north on state highway 145 to festivals in...
Original Equipment Manufacturers are working to deploy technology that makes the operator’s life easier. Push-button controls in the control house, on operator panels and on hand-held remotes offer wider range of motion for some workers, as well as simpler equipment operation.

Asphalt Industry OEMs Target What Each Operator Needs

While they tackled placing large Tier 4 engines, after-treatment systems and diesel exhaust...
Earnest R. Beckner, Jr., poses at an airfield sealing project. His company, U.S. Asphalt Maintenance LLC, based out of Richmond, Virginia, is a member of the National Veteran Owned Business Association and a licensed Class “A” Virginia Highway Heavy Contractor. Check them out at www.usasphaltmaintenance.com. All photos courtesy U.S. Asphalt Maintenance.

U.S. Asphalt Seals the Southeast

What started in the ’80s as a father and son sealing team has...
The dryer installed at N.B. West includes a knock-out box to allow fines to enter the RAP collar via gravity chute. Photo courtesy Tarmac International.

Here’s Your Next Best Asphalt Plant Investment

  Producers need to take advantage of winter downtime to get asphalt plants...
Rick Eddington welds the cold feed bins.

E.T. Simonds Materials Uses Winter Downtime to Update Campbell Hill Location

At E.T. Simonds Materials’ Campbell Hill, Illinois, location, the company had been operating...
Some sections of major highways and some sections of farm-to-market highways are considered part of the freight network. Depending on the State Freight Plan each State Freight Advisory Committee puts together, roadways will require as much attention as ports and rails. You can be involved in the planning process that helps designate what sections of your state’s roadways need updating or upgrading; you can be involved in the materials suggestions. Photo courtesy Roadtec Inc., Chattanooga.

How to Get Asphalt on Intrastate Freight Sections

When considering how highway projects are let, you may leave it to the...
A C.R. Jackson paving crew uses the Shuttle Buggy with hardened wear parts in the field. Photo courtesy C.R. Jackson Inc.

C.R. Jackson Continues South Carolina Growth with Award-Winning Longevity

C.R. Jackson Inc. began in 1972 as a small landscaping company working primarily...

Proposition 65 Looks at Asphalt

  UPDATE: At the November 15 meeting of the Carcinogen Identification Committee in...
Trucks pull under the batch tower for loadout at the Highway Materials Inc. (HMI) Plymouth Meeting asphalt plant. HMI reached out to Libra Systems Co. Inc. about four years ago to have the Generation3 loadout control installed for the batch tower. Photo courtesy Jeff Meeker of Meeker Equipment.

Highway Materials Inc. Shares Total Control Shift

When its plant at Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, had reached the ripe old age...

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