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Mac McWane, Director of Safety, Boxley Materials Company
With the winter months comes scheduled maintenance and repair for asphalt plants in Virginia. While operations are on hold until the warmer months, companies have a chance to address issues at the asphalt plant that couldn’t be taken care of during the busy season and perform the yearly maintenance necessary to keep the plant running efficiently during the paving season. Whether cleaning out the drum, servicing the drag conveyor, or replacing silo cone liners, there are many non-routine and unfamiliar tasks to be completed this time of year. With these tasks, many risks must be addressed through proper training, planning, and risk assessment.
Since 2010, VAA and VDOT have hosted a series of asphalt seminars covering a range of topics. For 2019, the theme is Back to Basics. Presentations will cover Safety, Specifications, Milling, Tacking, Paving, Compaction and Density Testing along with Pavement Markings. 
Interested in seeing the latest and greatest in asphalt technology? Do you enjoy sitting on the newest model of paver or milling machine? How about speaking directly to the professionals in e-technology or plant design? Curious to learn the proper ways to compact a mat for long-life and durability? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, then you will want to attend the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo & Conference (MAAE) in December.
Roadtec, Inc.
Kickin Asphalt Paving & Excavating, LLC
Insider Report
Need help with college or trade school tuition?  Let Virginia Asphalt Association "show you the money!" by applying for one of several educational scholarships to be awarded in April 2019.
The Richard J Schreck scholarship fund exists specifically to help dependents of VAA members or member companies. Several scholarships in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded this year but VAA needs YOU, or someone you know, to APPLY to win!

InstroTek, Inc

New Testing Equipment Supplier



Happy Anniversary to Colony Construction, Inc. for 30 years in business and F. O. Day Co., Inc. for 75 years in business.  VAA wishes you both many more prosperous years.

Roadtec, Inc. has announced former Vice President of Sales & Marketing Mike Kvach has taken on the new role of Vice President of Business Development. Eric Baker will assume Mike''s former role as the new Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Allan Myers, the Mid-Atlantic’s largest heavy civil contractor, has announced the acquisition of P.C. Goodloe and Son, Inc.’s asphalt plant in Fredericksburg, VA. This gives Allan Myers six plants in Virginia. 
Asphalt Emulsion, Inc.
Quality Emulsion For Every Application
Since 1984 Asphalt Emulsion Industries, LLC has been producing quality emulsions for contractor and DOT use in the Mid-Atlantic. Our goal is to continually deliver our customers products and services that exceed expectations.
Spotlight on VECAT
VECAT Class Space Left
If you need to register for any MCS Certification classes and want to come to class rather then complete the training online, class space is very limited for the remainder of the 2019 session. Here are the number of seats still available as of 2/15/19:
>Surface Treatment (February 26): 1 seat left at FCAT & 4 seats left at VWCC
>Slurry Seal (February 27): 8 seats left at FCAT & 3 seats left at VWCC
>Asphalt Field Level II (March 6-7): 4 seats left at DTC & 1 seat left at VWCC
>Asphalt Plant Level I (March 19-20): 8 seats left at VTTI
>Asphalt Plant Level II (March 20-21): 7 seats left at VTTI
>Mix Design (March 25 -29): 1 seat left at VTTI

If you are taking Plant I, II or Mix Design in 2019, please remember that you also have proficiency testing to complete to become fully certified. Registering for proficiency testing is the student’s responsibility.

To register for your proficiency test, you will need to log onto Germanna’s website at and select the proficiency testing that you are required to complete (this process is the same as signing up for a class). Germanna will then contact you to set a date, time and location for your testing. For questions about the testing or process for registering, you can contact Judith Calvert at Germanna at or at (540) 937-6757.


Environmental Matters
This environmental update will be the last monthly update before we switch to a quarterly distribution. Providing the updates quarterly will allow us to provide a deeper analysis of the issues of interest to the asphalt industry.  Not to worry, we will still provide immediate alerts to members of significant environmental updates that arise between the quarterly distributions.
State & National News
NAPA’s Quality in Construction Awards Program recognizes pavements constructed in sustainable and/or innovative ways. Each pavement has to qualify for an award in the Quality in Construction categories — Airport Pavements, General Pavements (under 50,000 tons), or Highway Pavements (over 50,000 tons). An optional section on the nomination form allows applicants to highlight the adaptability and sustainability of the asphalt used on the project. The Green Award (t) is earned by contractors for their use of sustainable practices in the construction of an asphalt pavement. Congratulations are in order for two Virginia C\companies who earned 2018 awards. 

Governor Ralph Northam recently announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has signed agreements with private partner Transurban to deliver critical transportation solutions along Interstate 495 and Interstate 95. Months of close collaboration and negotiation between the Commonwealth and Transurban have resulted in a deal for four transportation infrastructure projects that will create significant value for citizens and businesses throughout Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

"My administration is committed to creating opportunity for Virginia families and businesses in every corner of the Commonwealth, and that requires having a safe, reliable transportation network,” said Governor Northam. "I am pleased to announce these four projects that will bring significant improvements to I-495 and I-95, easing congestion, enhancing safety, and driving economic growth.”

Full Press Release

Upcoming Events

March 5, 2019 - Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg Expo Center
March 13, 2019 - Roanoke | Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
March 19, 2019 - Richmond | The Westin Richmond

Richmond, VA, March 6th
Roanoke, VA March 13th
Abingdon, VA March 16th

April 3, 2019
Riverfront Golf Club
Suffolk, VA
April 24-26, 2019
MGM National Harbor
Oxon Hill, MD
June 18-19, 2019
GCC Daniel Technology Center
Culpeper, VA
August 9, 2019
Bull Run Golf Club
Haymarket, VA
December 11-12, 2019
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Richmond, VA
VAA Partners

Allan Myers
American Paving Fabrics
Asphalt Emulsion Industries
Associated Asphalt
Bitumar USA
Branscome, Inc.
Branscome Paving Company
Carter Machinery Company
Chemung Contracting Corp.
Colony Construction, Inc.
James River Equipment
Kickin Asphalt Paving & Sealing

Lee Hy Paving Corp.
National Asphalt Mfg. Co.
S. L. Williamson Co., Inc.
Slurry Pavers
Superior Paving Corp.
Virginia Paving Company
W-L Construction & Paving, Inc.
Astec, Inc.
B & S Contracting, Inc.
Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc.
Curtis Contracting
F. O. Day