Around The Globe: March/April
Tullow’s FPSO set sail from Singapore Jan. 23 for Ghana’s deepwater fields at Tweneboa-Enyenra-Ntomme (TEN). The vessel is expected to arrive in early March with first oil production scheduled for July or August of this year.
- Magna Tyres Group, headquartered in The Netherlands, has renewed its distribution agreement with a customer in Egypt for another two years. This is thanks in part to the overall performance of the MA02, MA04 and MA07 Magna Tyres on CAT and Komatsu equipment in a crusher plant for dolomite stone in Al Alamein, Egypt. A set of Magna MA04 18.00R33 ran for more than 6,000 hours.
- BAUMA 2016 takes place April 11 through 17 in Munich. The 31st edition of the trade fair will feature online ticket purchasing at http://www.bauma.de/trade-fair/.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) works with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) again to gauge the use of reclaimed and recycled materials and warm-mix asphalt technologies across the United States for the past year. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015RMWMASurvey before April 30 to participate in this confidential survey to assist the asphalt and transportation industry overall. NAPA and FHWA wish to collect responses from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. territories for the 2015 survey.
The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT), Auburn, schedules certain training courses on request. The one and one-half day course for Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA)/Open Graded Friction Course (OGFC) Mix Design and Construction provides a basic understanding of the mixes while giving attendees knowledge of the state-of-the-art practice for materials, mix design, construction and specs. You can check out the agenda, which can be modified depending on the team’s needs, at http://bit.ly/1P3PJNL. Fees and scheduling are negotiable.
Get registered for the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. The largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the United States takes place April 3 through 5 in Long Beach, California at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Visit http://lifesaversconference.org/ for information.
The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) has developed a poster outlining the occupations available within the asphalt industry that anyone in the state can download at http://bit.ly/1QHvmqM and post in high schools. The poster includes images of workers in laboratory, office and field settings, and explains the benefits of having a career in an industry that promotes from within.
The Construction Angels holds its 2nd Annual Alligator Ron’s WingsFest, hosted by Doc Reno of Big 105.9 April 9 at Bergeron Rodeo Grounds in Davie, Florida, to have fun and raise funds for families of road construction workers who perish while on the job. Visit http://conta.cc/1SqDlu7 to purchase tickets to attend and get information about the after-party.
The Hawaii Asphalt Paving Industry (HAPI) announced that its membership continues to contribute to the success of the Honolulu repaving program. With two years to go, there are 541 lane miles to be completed; roads scheduled to be completed in 2016 include Beretania and Date Streets, and Ward and Kapahula Avenues. A majority of the 959 lane miles already paved in the first three years of the program have been completed by four HAPI members: Grace Pacific LLC, Jas. W. Glover, Ltd., Road and Highway Builders, LLC, and Road Builders Corporation. The association reports that other members including subcontractors, suppliers and engineering consultants have also contributed to this effort. A whopping 51,000 potholes were patched in 2015, to which HAPI states: “The surge may be contributed to all the rain we experienced in 2015.”
Your AsphaltPro and PavingPro magazine staff members welcome you to join us at World of Asphalt and online. Stop by our booth 1205 at the WOA trade show to get your picture on one of our covers. Then be sure to connect with us on the web at www.TheAsphaltPro.com and www.MyPavingPro.com. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/AsphaltPro. Ask our editor Sandy Lender how to join the Sharing Asphalt Group on facebook to grow your industry and individual business.
In good news for the recycling industry, Eriez® Vice President of Sales and Marketing Charlie Ingram announced that customers around the world made 2015 the most successful year ever for the Erie, Pennsylvania, company in terms of metal detector sales. Due to rising metal detection sales for the past several years, the company doubled its manufacturing capacity at the Erie headquarters plant in 2014..
Atlas Copco is breaking ground on a new 180,000-square-foot facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The $20 million project will serve as the new production and assembly facility for Atlas Copco’s North American Construction Technique division. This new building will be located in one of Rock Hill’s newest mixed-use developments, Riverwalk Business Park.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), Alexandria, Virginia, has released its interactive map of the United States showing aggregate production levels by state. Visit http://www.nssga.org/education/research-map/ to click and learn about the number of jobs—and mines, highway miles, etc.—in each state.
Nomination forms for the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA), Milwaukee, awards program are now available at the association’s website: www.cdrecycling.org. Entries are due by March 10, 2016.