To commemorate the 30th year of National Pavement Expo, we decided to give the industry something it's never had: Public recognition, thanks and appreciation.
Fort Atkinson, WI (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction magazine honored 14 individuals and companies with the industry’s first Pavement Awards, which were presented during National Pavement Expo’s opening day, Jan. 28, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. The awards program, which was launched to coincide with National Pavement Expo’s 30th year, will be an annual event.
“Since 1985, we’ve written about people and companies dedicated to not only growing their own businesses but enhancing the paving and pavement maintenance industry,” explained Allan Heydorn, editor of Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction. “So we decided to give the industry something it’s never had: Public recognition, thanks and appreciation.”
The Pavement staff, in conjunction with the Pavement Advisory Board, evaluated the nominations and selected the award recipients. Pavement’s February magazine issue profiles the industry award winners; additional information is posted on ForConstructionPros.com. “Many of these award recipients have been involved in National Pavement Expo for decades, so presenting the awards during NPE provided the perfect venue for industry recognition,” Heydorn said.
Emcees for the inaugural Pavement Awards presentation were Amy Schwandt, NPE show manager and publisher of Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction and Asphalt Contractor magazine, and Allan Heydorn, who also serves as NPE conference manager.
Pavement Awards recipients are:
- D & G Sealcoating & Striping, Fort Myers, FL ─ Seal & Stripe Small Job
- A. Macchione Brothers, Hackensack, NJ ─ Seal & Stripe Large Job
- Valley Blacktopping, Eagan, MN ─ Paving Non-Parking Lot
- Northland Paving, Lakeville, MN ─ Paving Parking Lot
- Rose Paving Company, Bridgeview, IL ─ Good Neighbor Award
- B & C Blacktop, Columbus, OH ─ 2015 Contractor of the Year
- Hearthstone Property Services, Murfreesboro, TN ─ 2015 Sweeper of the Year
- ALAN CURTIS INDUSTRY SERVICE AWARD
o Inaugural Honoree: Alan Curtis, Chec Management Systems, Redding, CA (awarded posthumously)
o 2015 Honoree: Mick Vinckier, Miktom Parking Lot Services, Omaha, NE
- PAVEMENT HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
o B.R. Lee, Lee-Boy Mfg. Co. (LeeBoy)
o Robert Liles, Robert Liles Parking Lot Service, Tyler, TX
o Mark Manning, Crafco Inc.
o Harold Neal, Neal Manufacturing (Blastcrete Equipment Co.)
o Dave Wikel, Wikel Mfg. Co. (SealMaster)
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