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APAC Missouri’s work on I-44 in Jasper County, Mo., earned the 2013 Sheldon G. Hayes Award from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). The award, which recognizes the highest-quality asphalt pavement project in the United States, was presented at NAPA’s annual meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., on Feb. 5.
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| ||John Keating (center), president and COO of Oldcastle Materials East and chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association, presents the Sheldon G. Hayes Award to APAC Missouri representatives George Blackburn (from left), foreman; Greg Hayden, superintendent; Tyson Collins, project manager; and David Guillaume, president. |
The winning project was a mill and overlay of 15.3 miles of I-44. APAC Missouri incorporated several green paving practices — including recycled asphalt shingles and 15 percent reclaimed asphalt pavement — and used careful paving techniques to produce a smooth, high-quality road.
“We are honored and very proud to be the Sheldon G. Hayes Award winner this year and to join the ranks of other Oldcastle Materials companies that have won this prestigious award,” said David Guillaume, president of APAC Missouri. “We could not have achieved this without the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Our Springfield branch has been a finalist for the Sheldon G. Hayes Award in the past and has won many Quality in Construction Awards. The group pulls together with a great team spirit on every project, and winning this award just shows what wecan accomplish together.”
The Shelly Co., which won the 2012 award for its milling and overlay work on I-70, was a finalist for the 2013 award as well. The finalist project was a major resurfacing of I-76 in Portage County. The $7.2 million project involved bridge overlays, drainage work, and milling and resurfacing of two rest areas.
Two milling crews removed and recycled 30,000 tons of asphalt, and two paving crews placed 68,000 tons of new asphalt. The crews earned 94 percent ($106,000) of a potential $112,500 smoothness initiative for the project.
“We are extremely proud to have been nominated for this award,” said Steve Conklin, vice president and general manager of The Shelly Co.’s Northeast Division. “The exceptional work by our employees who bid, produce, test and build high-quality projects year after year is nothing new, but receiving national recognition supports their efforts and dedication to our industry.”
Locations of many Oldcastle Materials companies received NAPA’s Quality in Construction Awards, including some that earned the Larry H. Lemon Award for being among the top 10 general paving projects. APAC Missouri’s work on I-44 in Jasper County, Mo., was honored with the 2013 Sheldon G. Hayes Award.