Nov 25, 2019
Working in a way that can save fuel can end up saving big money. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers shares some tips for optimal fuel efficiency.
Aug 23, 2019
Managers of asphalt plants need to get honest about how we collect and evaluate plant data.
Jul 24, 2019
The asphalt industry works with sustainable practices to lower GHGs and keep an already low carbon footprint in check. Malcolm Swanson, P.E., gathered information for an 11-page document outlining some of the industry’s sustainable practices
Apr 29, 2018
Carolina Sunrock LLC paved an award-winning project on Sandy Forks Road in North Raleigh, winning a Quality in Construction Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association, but was also recognized as the first project in the state to receive a silver certification from Greenroads Foundation.
Dec 27, 2017
If the lights in the control house dim when your plant manager presses the button to start production, you can bet you’re pulling a full load of amps. Whether he runs at full production or half the plant’s rated capacity, the burner, blowers, fans, cold feed belts, pumps, etc. are pulling maximum energy unless you […]
Nov 25, 2017
When it comes to knowing what goes into its products, the asphalt industry is already transparent. Mix designs and job mix formulas are developed detailing the percentages of liquid asphalt, reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), fine and coarse aggregate, and aggregate type—all well-established materials understood by our customers. There are very few secrets or special ingredients […]
Nov 25, 2017
When Maryland first began pioneering the use of Stone Mastic Asphalt (SMA) in the United States nearly two decades ago, Maryland Paving General Manager and Executive Vice President Jeff Graf was there. “Maryland was a leading state in the use of SMA,” he said. “And Maryland Paving was among the first companies to be paving […]