Tuesday | November 21, 2017

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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...

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...
Delivering mix to a nighttime paving site takes even more attention to detail. Drivers will want to be aware of their surroundings always, but the onset of dusk brings new elements of danger with shortened work zones due to limited sight. Be safe out there. Photo courtesy Sandy Lender.

Air Brake Warning System Earns Award-Winning Safety

At the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) mid-year meeting in Seattle in July,...

PCC Seeks Control over Comminution’s Environmental Effects

IMP Technologies (IMPTEC) of Adelaide, Australia, has developed a super fine crusher that...
The Astec training includes hands-on learning with real equipment for students. Photo courtesy Astec Inc.

Get Bonuses Next Season with Proper Training

Make training part of your professional culture for safe, quality asphalt jobs How...
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...
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...
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...

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