Around The Globe—September
BY AsphaltPro Staff
According to the July 18 Bitumart report from Petrosil Media, Beijing Zhongwu Zhenhua Trading Co. bitumen imports were up by 60 percent in May compared to imports in April.
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST), headquartered in Hannover, is expanding its workforce in the Americas, adding two field engineers: Albert Sumeras for the USA and Canada territory; Robert Reid for the South America and Mexico territory. The new positions are part of the growth strategy CST 2025.
More than 200 senior industry decision makers attended the first Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Bitumen Conference July 12 through 13 in Mumbai. Petrosil and Rex Fuels jointly organized the event, which saw support from such global companies as Binas Energy, Frontier Bitumen, Ruma Engineering and more.
David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), received the P3 Entrepreneur of the Year award from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) for his contributions to the forward progress of P3 in the U.S. transportation industry.
The sixth annual Construction Angels golf tournament takes place Sept. 29 at the Woodlands Golf Course & Country Club in Tamarac, Florida. Then plan ahead to support the Construction Angels at Doc Reno’s Bacon, Blues & Brews 2017 at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Florida, Oct. 14. Visit constructionangels.us for all event information.• The I-595 Corridor Improvements in Florida has received the P3 Project of the Year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and represents the state’s largest transportation project and first P3.
The International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2017, which is also known as The Demo Expo, will be held Oct. 3 through 5 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. This expo focuses on the job needs of utilities and utility contractors, and features 25 acres of exhibits to explore.
Plan now to attend the 2017 semi-annual meeting of the Asphalt Recycling and Reclaiming Association (ARRA) Oct. 16 through 19 in Minneapolis. The meeting will include a tour of the MnROAD Pavement Test Track. Get registration info at www.ARRA.org.
Your AsphaltPro staff, Fayette, Missouri, has teamed up with hall-of-famer industry consultant John S. Ball III of Top Quality Paving & Training, Manchester, New Hampshire, to bring you an online training course for each member of your asphalt paving crew. Check out free previews of lessons or get started by clicking the green “enroll” button at http://training.theasphaltpro.com/p/asphalt-paving-101.
Dynapac North America LLC, Rock Hill, South Carolina, welcomes Gibson Machinery LLC of Cleveland, Ohio, to its dealer network. The family-owned company specializes in heavy equipment for construction and more, and will rent, sell and service Dynapac pavers, soil compactors and asphalt rollers in Northern Ohio. Learn more about Gibson at www.gibsonmachinery.com. • The 8th Shingle Recycling Forum, the biennial event that brings together all stakeholders in the growing asphalt shingle recycling industry, will take place Oct. 17 through 19, at the Westin Cincinnati. The event will include a tour of a shingle recycling facility and a hot mix plant using RAS. Get registration info at www.ShingleRecycling.org.
Mowery Construction, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, announced in July that the company’s president, David Cross of York, is the company’s new owner. He will hold both owner and president responsibilities moving forward since purchasing Mowery from the company’s former owner, Donald Mowery, who will continue to work with the team in a consulting, client relations and business development role.
As everyone wrapped up the CONEXPO-CON/AGG experience this spring, the Tennessee Association of Manufacturers (TAM) had its annual recognition of companies that exemplify practices that result in manufacturing excellence. The association named Roadtec Inc., headquartered in Chattanooga, as the winner of the Company of the Year Excellence Award. John J. Irvine III, president of Roadtec, stressed the company’s commitment to safety, community and stewardship when discussing the honor.
The deadline to apply for the HCSS 2017 Construction Intern of the Year is Sept. 15, and online popular voting begins Sept. 19. In mid-November, HCSS will award a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to 17 students who completed an internship with construction companies. Eligible students should visit www.constructioninternawards.com to register.
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Philip Kelliher, the vice president Americas & Europe distribution service division of Caterpillar Inc., and David Thorne, the senior vice president worldwide sales & marketing construction & forestry division of Deere & Company, to the AEM CE Sector Board to fill unexpired terms.• The Demo Expo is again teaming up with the Call of Duty™ Endowment, Milwaukee, for an industry-giveback benefit auction at the ICUEE 2017. The Endowment is a nonprofit organization to help military veterans secure quality employment and to raise awareness of the value vets bring to the workplace. The benefit auction will take place Oct. 5 from noon to 2 p.m. on the ICUEE Demo Stage.
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) is sponsoring the Tenth SHRP 2 Safety Data Symposium: From Analysis to Results this Oct. 6 in Washington, D.C. The symposium exhibits current research projects and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from the private and public sectors. Visit here to register.