Around the Globe: September
BY AsphaltPro Staff
The first of 12 Alstom Duplex high speed trainsets for national railway ONCF shipped from the Port of La Pallice near LaRochelle in France and unloaded at the Port of Tanger June 29. The trainsets are to be used on Tanger-Casablanca services, using a 320-kilometer route that will include a 183-kilometer high speed line between Tanger and Kenitra. That portion of the line is being built for operation at speeds up to 320 kph. The rest of the line will use a conventional line upgraded for speeds up to 220 kph.
The Asian Bitumen Conference does something new this year on its tenth anniversary (AsB 2015). The conference will be held in New Delhi, India, for the first time. Conference dates are Nov. 19 through 20, 2015. Get information at www.asian-bitumen.com.
Cummins, Inc., xxxx, opened its Global Logistics Hub in Singapore July 21. The hub boasts a total investment of $5.4 million USD and is part of the company’s efforts to enhance its aftermarket product delivery globally.
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The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) and the AASHTO Materials Research Laboratory (AMRL) are set to launch a Lab Assessment Program (LAP) to begin initial lab assessments for slurry seal and micro surfacing design as the first step in a multi-faceted approach to improved credibility and validation of the two pavement preservation technologies.
A tour of the Zanker Resource Recycling Facility will be part of the 23rd C&D World 2016, the annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association May 1 through 3, 2016, in San Jose, Calif. Visit www.cdrecycling.org for more information.
Make plans to encourage the industry’s next generation at the 12th Annual NAPA Young Leaders Conference & Tour this Oct. 19 through 21 at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando. Get information at the events tab at http://asphaltpavement.org.
The 7th Shingle Recycling Forum takes place Oct. 29 through 30, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel just outside Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) has moved to 2346 South Lynhurst Drive, Suite 708, Indianapolis, IN 46241. You can visit the website at www.asphaltindiana.org.
The free, web-based pavement design tool from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), PaveXpress 2.0 now features a module for asphalt overlay designs. The majority of road projects managed by public works and road agencies today involve pavement maintenance and preservation; the new module makes it easy to design asphalt overlays that preserve a pavement’s structure while improving smoothness, safety and drivability.
3M, Fall River, Mass., acquired Capital Safety Projects at the end of June for $2.5 billion. John V. Carvalho, president of Apollo Safety, Inc., based in Fall River, Mass., said the acquisition gives Capital more capacity to serve the market.
Hirschmann Solution, Auburn Hills, Mich., has partnered with telematics service provider inthinc to launch a new M2M Gateway module. The module is designed to provide advanced communications and connectivity for fleet vehicles, heavy duty trucks, and construction and agricultural equipment.
Donaldson Company, Inc., Bloomington, Minn., announced June 30 that it has acquired a majority stake in IFIL.USE, LLC, a manufacturer of pleated bag filters for industrial dust collection. The agreement with IFIL USA of Harrisonville, Mo., is expected to contribute approximately $6 million to $8 million of revenue to Donaldson’s fiscal 2016 results.
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CPH Holdings, Fayette, Mo., has successfully launched Paving Pro magazine in the North American marketplace, a sister publication to Asphalt Pro. Contractors and agency planners active in commercial and residential asphalt paving, and pavement maintenance qualify for a free subscription at www.mypavingpro.com.
Patrick McGuire has joined KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens, Eugene, Ore., as the service manager for its Oregon manufacturing facility. To contact McGuire, call (541) 988-9411 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to attend the 2015 Asphalt Sustainability Conference West at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront this Oct. 13 through 14. Find information at the events tab at http://asphaltpavement.org.
Transportation investment champions from 28 states came together July 15 in the Nation’s Capital for the 2nd Annual National Workshop for State & Local Transportation Advocates, a signature program of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Transportation Investment Advocacy Center™ (TIAC). ARTBA’s chief economist, Dr. Alison Premo Black, kicked off the event and shared details on the 15 states that have approved legislation so far this year to support funding for transportation infrastructure. She noted several others are still considering legislation as the summer progresses. Seven states to date have already increased taxes on motor fuel in order to fund investments.