WSDOT Give ‘Em a Brake Summer 2022 Message

WSDOT Give ‘Em a Brake Summer 2022 Message

WSDOT has produced a “start of summer” road worker safety message that we hope will impactful: Watchfor.us this summer and please, Give ’em a Brake when traveling through a work zone!

New WAPA Associate Members for 2022

New WAPA Associate Members for 2022

WAPA welcomes its three newest Associate Member companies:  HaulHub Technologies, Inc., Surface Tech LLC and Hot Mix Pavers Inc.  

HaulHub represents one of the most innovative tech tool providers in the industry, especially in the e-ticketing application space

www.HaulHub.com

Surface Tech LLC specializes in fiber additives for hot mix asphalt pavements.

www.Surface-Tech.com

Hot Mix Pavers is a second generation/ locally owned Seattle based paving company servicing all sectors of the HMA paving market.

www.HotMixPavers.com

A list of all of WAPA’s fabulous Associate Members are on-line at the Associate Members section of our website (http://www.asphaltwa.com/associate-members/)

Welcome to our new WAPA Associate Members!

 

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Women of Asphalt Features Several WAPA Team Members

Just Released Podcast – Women in Leadership Roles – FHWA & State DOTs –

Where We Belong kicks off our phenomenal series on women in leadership roles within state DOTs and the FHWA. In the first podcast, hosts Amy Miller and Tracie Schlich sit down with Nicole Nason, Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to discuss her recently confirmed position, the growing number of women in leadership positions at the Department of Transportation and how women in male dominated industries often reflect the unique, resilient qualities of asphalt.

Women of Asphalt – 20 to Watch in 2020!

Please visit the national 20 to Watch in 2020 campaign from the Women of Asphalt highlighting some of the many women who thrive in their asphalt industry careers included two (2) women (Karen Deal of Lakeside Industries and Beth Duffus of Granite Construction) working at WAPA Member companies.  The entire set of  profiles can be viewed at the Women of Asphalt website.

Karen Deal – Lakeside Industries

Beth Duffus – Granite Construction

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.

 

 

2021 WAPA Paving Award Winners Honored

2021 WAPA Paving Award Winners Honored

2021 Paving Awards winners were celebrated at WAPA’s 67th Annual Meeting on November 5th.  A wide range of “Best of the Best” awards were presented to Washington state’s premier asphalt paving companies alongside the private sector and public owners of the projects.

The public works paving awards were graciously presented by Josh Thomson, the 2021 President of the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE), Lorelei Williams, Immediate Past President of the American Public Works Association of Washington (APWA-WA) and Kevin Dayton, our state’s Chief Engineer and Assistant Deputy Secretary of Transportation.  John Madden of Inland Asphalt Paving Company, WAPA’s newly elected 2022 President, led the awards ceremony and presented the awards for Commercial, Innovative, Heavy/ Industrial and Intermodal paving.

This year’s Carl Minor Award (the highest rated public works paving project of the year) was awarded to WSDOT Contract 9349 – I-90 – Sprague Interchange to Argonne Interchange PavingMark Allen, P.E. led WSDOT’s project management team and Shamrock Paving Inc. of Spokane was the General Contractor and self-performed the paving, placing over 43,000 tons of top quality hot mix asphalt, “magically” transforming the ride on this stretch of the freeway.

The Awards Presentations are available here: WAPA/WSACE/APWA Paving Awards and WSDOT/WAPA Paving Awards

2020 WAPA Awards

2020 WAPA Paving Awards

2019 WAPA Awards

A list of the projects that received awards in 2019 is shown in the Banquet Program booklet, available here: 2019 WAPA Paving Awards Catalog – Web Version

The presentation that accompanied the awards is available here: 2019 Paving Awards Presentation Slideshow

2018 WAPA Awards

The complete list of 2018 WAPA Paving Award Winners is included here: 2018 WSDOT-WAPA Paving Awards

The PowerPoint slide show highlighting each project is available here: 2018 WAPA Paving Awards PPT Presentation

Summer Equals Road Trips!

Summer Equals Road Trips!

Summer is time for road trips and enjoying the great outdoors. Wherever your travels take you, you know smooth asphalt roads provide comfort, drivability and performance. #WhereWeBelong

Check out NAPA’s road trip anthem, Where We Belong on YouTube.

 

 

 

 

The Place to Be

The Place to Be

This short Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) video captures what the traveling public wants when enjoying the nation’s highways.  The road is the place to be!

When Americans head out on the road, what they care most about is enjoying a smooth, high-performance driving experience. With asphalt, drivers enjoy a superior level of drivability. To find out more, visit http://www.DriveAsphalt.org