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APAI Board Announces Mike Yonker as New APAI Director


The APAI Board of Directors today announced the selection of Mike Yonker as an APAI Director. Mr. Yonker is the General Manager of Grimes Asphalt and Paving Corporation and will fulfill the term vacated by Director Kyle Rohlk. Mr. Yonker has a long history of involvement with the APAI, serving on various committees over the years including serving on the Board of Directors from 2001-2002. Please congratulate Mike and welcome him and his lovely wife Tanya back to sunny Iowa!  


 Norris Asphalt Announced with Two 2014  Sheldon G. Hayes Second Round Qualifiers


On April 14th, NAPA released the names of six highway paving projects that are eligible to move on to the second round of competition for the 2014 Sheldon G. Hayes Award.  Two of the projects named are here in Iowa.  The projects are US Route 34 in Wapello County and US Route 169 in Madison County constructed by Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa.  The US Route 169 project was the winner of the 2013 Primary Resurfacing - 2-Lane - Rural QMA Award which was presented at the APAI Annual Convention in December. Norris Asphalt was the winner of the Sheldon G. Hayes Award in 2001 and have been finalists for the award 4 times. Congratulations for the excellent work by the Norris Asphalt crews!

 Iowa DOT Announces Organizational Changes

Dr. Scott Schram to Lead
Pavement Management Team

The Iowa DOT announced today that the Pavement Design Section will move from the Office of Design to the Office of Construction and Materials.The Office of Construction and Materials will oversee pavement management functions with continued support from Highway Division Offices and the Performance and Technology Division. Dr. Scott Schram will lead the Pavement Management Team and will continue in his role as the IDOT Bituminous Engineer.

2014 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference Breaks Attendance Records for Fifth Straight Year

The 2014 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference (GIAC) broke its attendance record for the fifth straight year as nearly 600 asphalt enthusiasts spent three days learning about what makes the Iowa’s asphalt roadways, contractors and agency personnel exceptional. Invited speakers delivered the message to attendees that the “Opportunity is Now” for asphalt to be the pavement of choice for Iowa’s state, county and city roadways.
The 2014 Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference began on Wednesday with three concurrent pre-conference workshops: the Iowa DOT Specification Update, Safety in the Workzone and Utilizing Practical Life Cycle Cost Analysis were all presented by the industries’ brightest stars. The early attendees enjoyed the “Working Man’s Break following the sessions and had a chance to meet with the dozen exhibitors who had already set up their booths. 

APAI Executive Vice President, Bill Rosener, welcomed the attendees to Thursday’s session with a speech on the pride that Iowa’s asphalt contractors bring to the State of Iowa, “In the past fifteen years, little tiny Iowa, epicenter of the giant Portland Concrete Cement Industry, has won the Sheldon G Hayes Award for the best asphalt paving project in the nation three times, had finalists five additional times, including Heartland Asphalt this year; by five different Iowa asphalt contractors.” said Rosener, “That makes all of you THE BEST in the nation.”

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Iowa Good Roads Calls on Lawmakers to Act

Billboard campaign urges transportation bill passage to fund Iowa infrastructure improvements

DES MOINES, Iowa — The condition of Iowa’s infrastructure is deteriorating at a rapid rate. According to the Federal Highway Administration, Iowa ranks 38th nationally in overall road conditions and one in five of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient. The average age of the state’s deficient bridges is 69 years. National research organization TRIP sites over 40 percent of Iowa’s roads need repair. Poor road conditions are a factor in one-third of Iowa traffic fatalities. ... click here to read more.



This Quarter's Iowa Asphalt Report features the following:

Get In. Get it Done. Get Out!

DeWayne Heintz Named APAI Member of the Year

Larry Mattusch Receives ICEA Lifetime Achievement Award

Asphalt Pavement Smoothness:  Quantifying the Environmental Impacts

APAI 58th Annual Convention Sets New Records for Attendance and Scholarship Money

APAI Greater Iowa Asphalt Conference Highlights


New! APAI  Web-Based Training Now IDOT Approved Plant Operation Workshop.. Stretch your training dollars.

 In APAI's quest to serve their membership, APAI is expanding the their services to include training programs.  EVP Bill Rosener became acquainted with our Web-Based Training, Bill was disappointed to find that CIT funding did not include on-line training for Iowa Mix Producers. Bill lobbied the IDOT to look carefully at the Web-Based Training provided by Clarence Richard Company. After review, the IDOT quickly approved the Clarence Richard Company Web-Based Plant Operation Workshop Training...continue reading.

Larry Mattusch Receives ICEA Lifetime Achievement Award

APAI Field Engineer Larry Mattusch was recognized by his peers in the Iowa County Engineers Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award at last week’s annual convention. Larry is one of only five Iowa County Engineers to ever receive the prestigious award. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual in recognition of a lifetime of service dedicated to the advancement of the profession of civil engineering, through lengthy service and commitment to his peers, unwavering support of local, state, and national professional organizations, and tireless service as a community role model. ..Read More
APAI 58th Annual Convention Sets New Records for Attendance and Scholarship Money

The 58th Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa Convention held December 4-5 at the West Des Moines Marriott topped all-time attendance records with over 320 attendees and raised over $20,700 for the APAI Scholarship Fund. “We really couldn’t be prouder” said APAI Executive Vice President, Bill Rosener, “our members continue to give of their time to support the APAI and their money to help the next generation of engineers in the construction industry. The APAI is stronger than it has ever been with over 130 members, active participation in our committees, and last year, the APAI and its Member scholarships were able to give out 25 scholarships, totaling $26,150.” .... read more.

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The Register editorial: Branstad should lead on gas tax hike
Des Moines Register, Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Laird: Allowing Iowa's highways to deteriorate is an economic issue
Des Moines Register, Saturday, December 21, 2013.
by:  Rox Laird

Down the Road...Experts say Iowa needs a new Gas Tax
Dyersville Commercial, Brenden West, Wednesday, January, 29, 2013.

'Transient' asphalt companies working in Bremer County
WCF Courier.com, Friday, August 10, 2012

2014 APAI Eastern Golf Outing
     June 25, 2014
      Brown Deer Golf Course
     1900 Country Club Drive
      Coralville, IA 52241
Time:  9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

To register for the Eastern Golf Outing, click here.
 APAI Summer Meeting
July 24-25, 2014
Location:  Bridges Bay
     Okoboji, IA

More information to follow.
2014 Western APAI Golf Outing
     August 26, 2014
     Majestic Hills Golf Course
     2505 Boulders Dr.
      Denison, IA 51442
Time:  9:00 A.M.  Shotgun Start
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An asphalt road is an engineered pavement structure built primarily of Hot Mix Asphalt. Hot Mix Asphalt is the mixing together of quality aggregates (rocks & sand) and asphalt cement (that's the hot, black, sticky stuff) to hold those aggregates together. learn more The asphalt is incredibly strong cement, readily adhesive, highly waterproof, and extremely durable.