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Task Force and Committees Cover Timely Issues

ACPA’s Mid-Year Meeting continued into the second day with meetings of the Roller Compacted Concrete, Airports, Pavement Design, and Jointing task forces, as well as meetings of the Legislative Issues Committee (LIC) and Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC).

During the LIC meeting, Dave Bauer, President and CEO of ARTBA, presented remarks about the Federal-aid highway program, including hopeful signs of a bill being introduced this summer, funding challenges and other details. The LIC meeting also included a spirited “heads or tails” game that served as an innovative and fun-filled fundraising activity. 

One of several highlights of the SAC meeting was a discussion about aligning standing committees with markets and better aligning the committees with staff focus.  Several options were discussed and meeting participants had the opportunity to share suggestions and other comments. 

Further discussion will continue over the next few months as the concept is further refined.  “No specific decision was made,” says Jerry Voigt, ACPA President & CEO, adding, “A general direction was provided, along with the goal that SAC will have a firm proposal for ACPA board at the annual meeting.”

Look for additional information about the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting in our June 19th issue of ACPA TODAY. 

Photo: Greg Mulder, Iowa Concrete Paving Association (left) and Jeffrey McKnight, Buzzi Unicem USA, share a laugh during the “heads or tails” game at the LIC meeting.

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Deadline Approaches for Excellence Award Submittals

The deadline is approaching rapidly to submit projects for ACPA’s 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavements” award program. 

Projects must have been completed in the calendar year 2018. To submit your project for award consideration or to view complete program details, including eligibility requirements, please click here. To read more about the awards program, please click here.

Submittals must be received prior to the submission deadline of Friday, July 12.  If you are submitting an award, please click on the appropriate links to read more about “eligibility.” Please review the complete elgibility requirements by selecting the ‘Eligibility’ link. We also urge everyone submitting a project for judging to review the updated “Project Photograph” sections, which appear under several links on the awards submittal page.  

Award winners will receive an invite to attend the 30th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Banquet on Thursday, December 5th at the New Orleans Marriott. The banquet will be held during the ACPA 56th Annual Meeting.

Simplex Acquires Dayton’s Paving Division

Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc., an ACPA member, announced this week it has partnered with T-Street Capital to complete the acquisition of Dayton Superior Corporation’s Paving Division. 

The acquisition creates a combined footprint of 448,000 square feet under roof and 25 acres of capacity across four locations in Ontario, CA; Carlyle, IL; Kankakee, IL; and Minneapolis, MN, according to a company news release, which adds the company has the capability to serve all 50 states and control the production of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel for concrete paving infrastructure from start to finish. For additional information, please click here to view the full news story.

Still Time to Register for the ACPA Mid-Year Meeting

Our countdown continues as we make final preparations for our Mid-Year Meeting, which runs June 11 through 13* at the Hyatt Place in Charleston, SC. 

At this writing, we have a record-breaking 115 registrants and are finalizing details for our meeting, including the Change Management & Social Media Seminar, VISION2040 Action Plan Forum, planning and review meetings, and more. 

We have a comprehensive program planned, and along the way, we’ve prepared a few surprises and some great opportunities for networking and socializing with others.

Although our online registration deadline has passed, you still have the opportunity to register onsite. For those who still need hotel registrations, there are rooms available at the Hyatt Place.  Please note standard rates apply. For more information, visit our Mid-Year Meeting event website

* Our invitation-only Board Meeting and Emerging Leaders Group will meet on Thursday, June 13.


ACPA and PCA Formalize Agreement to Support Promotion Plan

ACPA and PCA have completed and signed a memorandum of understanding that solidifies the two associations’ agreement to implement and execute a long-term paving promotion plan.  The agreement defines roles and responsibility, financial terms, communications and reporting and other details that support a stronger national and local promotion program.

“We are grateful to the leadership of PCA and ACPA for their support of this comprehensive plan, which will increase the use of concrete pavement and cement-based paving solutions in highways, airports, streets/roads and commercial/industrial facilities,” says Jerry Voigt, ACPA President and CEO.

“With the support of PCA and ACPA’s volunteer leaders, we have already made significant progress in laying the groundwork and taking the first steps toward what we are confident will be a successful, effective plan to increase the awareness and usage of concrete pavement and cement-based paving solutions,” says ACPA Chairman Jim Mack (CEMEX).  “The ultimate beneficiaries will be our customers at the DOT’s and other agencies and owners, and of course, the traveling public.”


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