Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

A national campaign to highlight 100 of the many women who thrive in their asphalt industry careers included ten (10) women working at WAPA Member companies.  The entire set of 100 profiles can be viewed at the Women of Asphalt website.

The latest featured profile (#13) is Karen Deal, Lakeside Industries’ Director of Environmental & Land Use.

Karen Deal Women of Asphalt Profile #13

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Western & Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog On-Line

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) has begun publishing its Western / Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog, The Western & Pacific Smooth Ride Sentinel, featuring articles and resources targeted to this APA region.  You can find the blog at https://apapacific.com/

Jon Young, the Executive Director for the Hawaii Asphalt Pavement Industry (HAPI) is the current leader of the Western / Pacific Coast Council.  Please contact Jon with asphalt pavement related articles of interest from the region.

The APA will soon have its four regional councils for the USA in place.  As part of its continuing refinement of advocacy across the country, the Pacific Coast Regional Council approved the addition of  several western states to its regional effort at the 2019 NAPA Annual Meeting, thus forming the Western/ Pacific Regional Council.

Upcoming WAPA & Industry Events

2019

31st Annual WSDOT/ WAPA Joint Training Conferences – March 5th (Moses Lake), March 6th (Bothell) & March 7th (Centralia) – PRESENTATIONS

WAPA Mid-Year Meeting – May 15th – 17th, The Resort at Coeur d’ Alene, Coeur d’ Alene, ID

NAPA Mid-Year Meeting – July 21-24, 2019 – Asheville, NC

WAPA Annual Meeting & Paving Awards Banquet – November 14th & 15th, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue WA

2020

NAPA Annual Meeting – February 2-5, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

ConExpo 2020 – March 10-14, Las Vegas, NV 

Why Asphalt?

The answers to the question “Why Asphalt” are numerous and varied.  For those of you that would like to explore the top reasons for why asphalt pavements constitute the vast majority of paved roads in America, we’re created this short summary document:

THE MANY BENEFITS OF ASPHALT

Meet the Exec. – Asphalt Pro Magazine Article

Meet the Exec. – Asphalt Pro Magazine Article

Dave Gent has been active in WAPA since the 1980’s, but if you don’t know Dave, take a look at the “Meet the State Exec.” article in the the May 2018 edition of Asphalt Pro magazine!

To view the entire magazine, including past editions, visit this Asphalt Pro link.