Around The Globe: September
Asphalt industry news and happenings from around the world
- ContiTech of Fairlawn, Ohio, announced late July that Applied Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and its subsidiary RODENSA Mexico, S.A. de C.V. have competed a product changeover to ContiTech as a primary supplier in that country for industrial hoses, hydraulics, power transmission belts and other products. Jim Hill of ContiTech stated, “This is a significant achievement for ContiTech.” Most of the ContiTech products will be manufactured in the company’s Chihuahua plant and distributed to Applied Mexico and RODENSA from the San Luis Potosi warehouse.
- The Offshore Mexico Congress takes place Nov. 17 through 18 in Mexico City. Get information at http://bit.ly/28SkwAh.
As part of the upcoming CONEXPO Latin America, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) offers a high-caliber educational seminar at the Swissotel in Lima this Oct. 10 through 11. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Volvo Group of Göteborg, Sweden, will host training in its Road Institute training centers in Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix, Arizona, this fall. Sign up for Paver and Compacter Operation and Maintenance, Large Asphalt Compactor Mechanics, Small Asphalt Compactor Mechanics, Paver Hydraulic and Electrical Systems, and more. There’s a discount if you register before Sept. 30. Visit RoadInstitute.com.
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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.
Don’t forget the importance of plant tours in between highway bills. The California Asphalt Pavement Association reported that CalAPA member DeSilva Gates hosted a tour July 28 for three state air quality regulators to see first-hand how asphalt plants must contend with myriad state air quality mandates and local/district air regs, which don’t always align. CalAPA reported that tour participant Ben Sehgal wrote “This is a perfect example of cooperation between the regulatory agencies and regulated community.”
Help the Rocky Mountain Asphalt User/Producer Group celebrate its 25th anniversary conference followed by the 2016 International & Western States In-Place Recycling conference at the Inverness Hotel & Conference Center in Englewood, Colorado, this Oct. 19 through 20. Get info at http://www.rockymountainasphalt.com/meetings.html.
An international line-up of speakers has been confirmed for this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS), which takes place in Miami, Oct. 14. The Summit, which has always been held in Europe, is established as one of the major annual international events for the demolition industry and is organized in cooperation with the Demolition & Recycling International magazine, of interest to our recycling facilities partners.
Rotochopper Inc., St. Martin, Minnesota, held an official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the new corporate office addition at its factory headquarters June 17. The new office comes after Rotochopper completed a warehouse and point booth expansion.
- The Central Penn Business Journal has named Mowery, a construction company in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania for the third time. David Cross, president and COO of Mowery, said, “We are honored to once again receive this prestigious recognition. The company growth we are seeing is a direct reflection of our team’s focus on exceeding our clients’ expectations and creating an experience on every project.”
- E Instruments International, Langhorne, Pennsylvania, celebrates its 15th anniversary of designing air quality instrumentation this year.
- Curry Supply Company, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, announces it’s adding 32,000 square feet to its available warehouse and office space capacity to its main parts distribution facility in East Freedom, Pennsylvania, for multi-million dollar OEM replacement parts inventory of all makes and models of water trucks, mechanics trucks, lube trucks, crash attenuator trucks and more.
- Students have until Sept. 16 to register for one of 17 scholarships from construction estimating software developer HCSS, Sugar Land, Texas. Submissions are now open for the 2016 Construction Intern Awards. HCSS will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to students in construction-related fields, with the top winner receiving a $10,000 scholarship. Students should visit ConstructionInternAwards.com to fill out a questionnaire with a summary of their internship experience before Sept. 16.
- The Southeast Asphalt Users Producers Group Meeting takes place Nov. 14 through 17 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas.
At the 28th Annual Public-Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference July 13 through 15, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) spoke to 200+ attendees of options to provide a sustainable revenue source for the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), including indexing the federal motor fuels tax to inflation. Source: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
The La Crosse Tribune reported in July that Smart Sand Inc. mining company of Texas plans to construct a $10 million railroad loading terminal near Tomah, Wisconsin, to ship fracking sand to new markets. The facility would handle sand from a mine that sits along Canadian Pacific tracks, and would open access to Union Pacific lines.