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Join Virginia Asphalt Association today and help us pave Virginia's highways and byways. Any new company that signs up now to be a member in 2017 will get the remainder of 2016 FREE. Under this promotion, companies that join the Association between now and September 30th will pay 2017 annual membership dues, and your membership will begin immediately. In effect, you receive up to 15 months of membership for the price of 12. In addition, if you are exhibiting at the VAA Fall Asphalt Expo, you will be refunded the difference between the non-member and member prices, a savings of $150. As a 2017 exhibitor, you will again benefit from the lower membership pricing.
Come One, Come All! Join us for the VAA Asphalt Classic Golf Tournament and help the Scholarship Program support students. This year's tournament is open to everyone who wants to play and will be held at The Club at Viniterra on October 5, 2016. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the VAA Academic Scholarship. The VAA Scholarship Committee hopes to raise enough donations through personal and corporate giving along with the Asphalt Classic tournament to award 5 scholarships. Each scholarship will be for $5,000 and at least one scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a community college or trade school.
In less than two weeks, the VAA Fall Asphalt Conference & Expo will be held on October 3-5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. This year’s conference has an added feature – an expo hall. Over 50 exhibitors from around the Commonwealth and the US will be displaying equipment and services related to the asphalt industry.
Kickin Asphalt Paving & Excavating, LLC
Hammaker East Corp.
Insider Report
Recently, Virginia went from one member to three members on the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s Executive Committee. For several years, Mr. Ron White, Chairman Emeritus of Superior Paving Corp and past NAPA Chairman, has served on the Executive Committee. Now, Virginia has two more familiar faces serving. Mr. Mark Schiller – Senior Vice President - Lane Plants of Virginia Paving Company, and Mr. James Mitchell, President of Superior Paving Corp., have been added to the Executive Committee. Please take time and congratulate Mark and Jim on their appointments.

A new Mix Additives & Paving Materials member

ECS Mid-Atlantic, LLC
A new Architects, Engineers & Consultants member

FORTA Corporation
A new Mix Additives & Paving Materials member
Proud Supporters of VAA
B & S Contracting, Inc.
B & S Contracting Inc has been providing superior asphalt paving services in Staunton, VA and surrounding areas since 1982. Our locally owned and operated company specializes in all phases of new asphalt paving and maintenance or repair of existing asphalt surfaces.
Landsaver Environmental
Roadtec, Inc.
Spotlight on VECAT
Meet Dave Laraway, the VECAT Coordinator who manages the large quantities of work required behind-the-scenes to keep the VECAT program running smoothly. Based at Germanna’s Culpeper campus, Dave stays busy helping to coordinate online classes, schedule tests for students at VCCS test centers, maintaining course progress reports and enrollment statistics, maintaining certification records, proctoring exams, implementing ongoing program deliverables and working with both companies and students through phone, email and screen casts to help them acclimate to the program.
In a continuing effort to improve the online experience, VECAT has modified the course listings on Germanna's website to make them easier to locate. All asphalt-related MCS classes have been moved to the following location on the Germanna website: Workforce Services | Courses, Registration | Transportation,Motorcycle* | Asphalt – Classroom (or) Asphalt – Online *Courses used to be housed under the Manufacturing course category
VECAT will be on the go in September and October, showcasing its programs and services with a booth at the following Virginia events: 
October 3-5, 2016 - VAA Fall Conference & Expo - Richmond Marriott Downtown 
October 6, 2016 - VDOT Career Fair - Prince William County Fairgrounds 
October 24-25, 2016 - 2016 Full-Depth Reclamation Symposium -Westin Hotel, Richmond 
November 2, 2016 - Hampton Roads Transportation Career Expo - Hampton Roads Conv. Ctr.
Stop by and see us if you are attending any of these events or happen to be in the area! 

Environmental Matters
1. Citizen Boards. The State Water Control Board will hold its next meeting on September 22-23. There are three primary items on the agenda. • The Board will consider the reissuance of Dominion’s Chesterfield Power Station VPDES permit. This permit will permit the dewatering of the facility’s coal ash ponds prior to pond closure.
State & National News
On September 13th, VDOT’s Virginia Transportation Research Council and the Hampton Roads District teamed up to hold a Just In Time training class for the I-64 Phase II project. The Phase II project awarded to Allan Myers includes two pavement recycling methods.
During the week of September 12th, S.L. Williamson Company of Charlottesville completed the FHWA High-Density Demonstration Project. VDOT was one of 10 state transportation agencies to be awarded a FHWA grant to perform the project. The focus of the project was to achieve higher in-place density or lower in-place air voids. Through better and more uniform density, pavement life should be extended by reducing the intrusion of water and air into the pavement layers.
Upcoming Events
The 2016 Fall Asphalt Conference & Expo on-line registration is closed.  If you are interested in attending the conference, call Caroline Fahed at 804-288-3169.

Support the VAA Scholarship Program and enjoy a great day of Golf on October 5, 2016. The Asphalt Classic is open to everyone. If you're interested in being a sponsor, putting together a foursome or playing as an individual, register today on the VAA website.
October 24-25, 2016
Richmond, VA
January 8-12, 2017
Washington, D.C.
January 26 - February 2, 2017
Orlando, FL
A Joint VAA/VDOT Regional Seminar

Roanoke - Sheraton Hotel - February 23, 2017
Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Expo Center - February 28, 2017
Richmond - Jefferson Hotel - March 1, 2017

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