WE ARE PROUD TO BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST AND MOST PROGRESSIVE STATE ASPHALT ASSOCIATIONS IN THE NATION.
APAI 63RD ANNUAL CONVENTION CONVENES IN WEST DES MOINES

The 63rd Annual Convention is returning to the West Des Moines Marriott on November 28 – 29, 2018.  The Driving Excellence convention will kick off with a meeting of the Board of Directors, followed by meetings of the Environmental Committee (featuring speakers Catharine FitzSimons and Bruce Trautman of the Iowa DNR), Marketing Committee, Specification Committee, Safety Committee, and the Associate Members Annual Meeting.

Speakers Jim Linn, Technical Support Manager of Ziegler CAT will lead us into our Business Meeting with a talk on paving the Minnesota Viking’s US Bank Stadium.  The Business Meeting will feature speakers who will enhance our knowledge of events occurring in the Asphalt Industry.

Wednesday, November 28th, from 8 – 11 pm will be all about Life in the Fast Lane, an evening of fun and relaxation.  This fun filled evening will feature competitions to show one’s racing prowess, skills and talents. 

Thursday, Nov. 29th, we celebrate our members’ accomplishments.  After hearing from such illustrious persons as Mark Lowe, Director, Iowa DOT & Mitchell Dillavou, Director, Iowa DOT Highway Division; Jim Gulliford, Director, EPA Region 7; Deanna Maifield, Transportation Engineer, Iowa DOT; Jay Behnke, S.T.A.T.E. Testing & Cynthia Williams, Illinois Tollway; and, Erik Therwanger, President, Think Great!  During the Awards Luncheon we will recognize our 2018 Scholarship recipients, those who have earned the distinctions of having produced the “best” projects of the 2018 construction season, and the new Hall of Fame recipient.  After which you can find out about the “5 Things that You Need to Know in the Next 5 Years.”

The President’s Banquet will cap the 2018 Annual Convention.  The Annual Scholarship Auction will lead us into a performance filled with magic and wonder at the hands of Jared Sherlock. Jeff Burroughs and his partner will display their Karaoke skills keeping the crowds hopping into the wee hours.  Join us for all the activities as we enjoy the camaraderie.  Click for the program at-a-glance and for the registration form.

See you in West Des Moines!

 

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