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2020 has been quite the year! But our members have shown incredible strength through this year. You have changed the way you work and made the necessary changes to keep your employees safe. You get the job done to keep our roads safe and smooth and because of that we can proudly say that you are ASPHALT STRONG! As we look ahead to 2021 may you see a brighter future on the horizon full of opportunities to work together building a safer and stronger infrastructure.

From all of us at SCAPA, may you & yours have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  
Join us for the 2021 SCAPA Virtual Winter Conference and Trade Show! The event will be virtual and will encompass two half days on January 19 and January 20. The SCAPA staff is working hard to create a valuable, engaging and interactive virtual experience to inspire both SCAPA members and the asphalt industry. 
  
The SCAPA Winter Conference & Trade Show is for local asphalt industry leaders, professionals and anyone involved with the industry. The conference typically has 500 to 550 attendees. This year we are having a virtual event, and we are working hard to make sure both our sponsors and exhibitors receive plenty of benefits and exposure throughout the two-day event. Attendees will be encouraged and offered additional incentives to visit booths. Show your support for SCAPA and sign up to be a sponsor and/or exhibitor today!
  
We want to thank and recognize those members who have signed up to sponsor and exhibit at the 2021 SCAPA Virtual Winter Conference & Trade Show. Your support means so much to us. Thank you for your continued support of SCAPA!
King Asphalt, Inc.
Industry News
  
In their Newsletter, NAPA highlighted some minor changes in policies regarding COVID. The Centers for Disease Control recently changed the definition of "close contact" and OSHA released the newest guidance on preventing heat illness while wearing face coverings. These updated statements reinforce NAPA’s position.
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Asphalt Resources
  
The objective of this research study is to develop an addendum to NAPA’s QIP-128 publication
titled “Best Practices for Emulsion Tack Coats” that will address the tracking of tack coats. The
addendum will identify and report on the latest technologies, methods, and/or practices that
can be employed to address tracking of tack coat materials.
 
Specification Updates
 
SC-M 404 – Addition of the Auto Rice Controller to the equipment list for field labs.
SC-M 406 – Changing Organosilane LASA materials from 0.15 to 0.10 min dosage.
  
Date: January 21, 2021; 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Dr. R. Buzz Powell, P.E., Associate Director & Research Professor, National Center for Asphalt Technology
Description:
The NCAT Pavement Test Track has been used by state DOTs to execute innovative, relevant, and implementable research for over 20 years. Thinlays have played an important part in the Track research program since the 2003 (2nd 3-year) research cycle. The role of thinlays was expanded in 2012 in support of off-Track pavement preservation research. Since that time, thinlays have been placed on the Track, on off-Track southern (low and high traffic) pavement preservation sections, and on northern (low and high traffic) pavement preservation sections in support of the NCAT+MnROAD Pavement Research Partnership. Properly designed and well built thinlays have proven themselves to be both rut and crack resistant, and have provided a riding surface with a safe level of surface friction. 
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP