PIKE INDUSTRIES INC. WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR QUALITY IN ASPHALT PAVING
Lanham, Md. — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced today that Pike Industries Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co., of Belmont, N.H., has won a 2015 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The company received its award on Wednesday, February 10, at a ceremony during the association’s 61st Annual Meeting in La Quinta, Calif.
"The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building quality pavements that deliver high performance and drivability to the public," said Michael Cote, NAPA 2015 Chairman. "All contractor’s projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against industry best practices designed to live up to our promise. I’m honored to say that, in earning a 2015 QIC Award, Pike Industries Inc. has met or exceeded these rigorous standards."
Pike Industries Inc., an Oldcastle Materials Co. won the award for the overlay of I-89 from New London to Grantham. The company rehabilitated a 7.3-mile section of the road with a specially designed rubberized asphalt overlay; the mix included a cement made from recycled automobile tires stripped of all metals and debris, and ground into a crumb rubber product. Using recycled rubber limits the amount of virgin products needed to produce the asphalt mix. The design mix also included a warm-mix additive that is better able to handle New England’s freeze-thaw weather patterns. With these innovations, Pike Industries built a smooth, high quality pavement that will serve motorists well for many years.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: At NAPA, Ester Magorka, (888) 468-6499 EMagorka@AsphaltPavement.org
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