Asphalt Contractor Magazine Announces Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards

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Underscoring the importance of the right equipment to a contractor’s bottom line, the editorial staff of Asphalt Contractor magazine selected this year’s best products for its Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. A blend of the proven, popular and new, the Top 30 reflects the breadth of construction equipment and products used by asphalt businesses.

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Asphalt Contractor's Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards reflect those products that have the ability to add profits and increase productivity.

Asphalt contractors researching construction equipment purchases can find the industry’s preferred products, courtesy of the editors of Asphalt Contractor, the premier magazine dedicated to asphalt producers and contractors, and visitors to, the construction industry's #1 web portal.

The Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards are chosen by the Asphalt Contractor editorial staff for meeting criteria that includes longevity and consistency in the market, dependability, productivity and innovation. To gauge readers’ preferences, they also factored in how much interest these products received on the Buyers Guide at

“Equipment is the lifeblood of our readers’ businesses ‒ the right equipment choices can mean the difference between a profit or a loss on a project,” says Amy Schwandt, Asphalt Contractor group publisher.

Asphalt Contractor editor, Lisa Cleaver, continued, “On today’s road building projects, asphalt contractors need to possess every advantage they can. Having the best equipment in their fleets and tools in their toolboxes makes them more competitive. This year’s Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards reflect those products that have the ability to add profits and increase productivity. The list also includes some exciting new introductions which offer the latest innovations. To honor products that achieve these ideals, we offer this year’s Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards.”

Asphalt Contractor, produced by AC Business Media, congratulates the following companies and products identified as the 2016 Top 30 Editor’s Choice Awards. Additional information on the winning products can be found in the May issue of Asphalt Contractor or at

Astec Industries Double Barrel XHR
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Dyn@Lyzer
Bergkamp Inc. Maxx Applicators
BOMAG Americas Inc. BW206AD-5 Roller
Case Construction Equipment 621F & 721F Wheel Loaders
Caterpillar Inc. B-Series Rollers
Carlson Paving Products LED Blade Light
CEI Enterprises Inc. Asphalt-Rubber Systems
Chicago Pneumatic CPLT V5+ HiLight
Dillman Equipment Inc. UniDrum
Elevance Renewable Sciences Clean 1000 Degreaser
Wirtgen America Inc. Hamm GRW 280i Roller
Ingevity Evoflex CA
Innophos Inc. Innovalt Scavenger
Invarion Inc. RapidPlan Traffic Control Software
Heatec Inc. RECON Monitor
KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens Wizard Touch
Libra Systems Corp. PlantWise
Meeker Equipment RAP-PAK
Process Heating Systems Lo-Density Heater
Road Science ArrMuls 1315
Roadtec ACE Grade & Slope Control
Sakai America Inc. GW750-2 Roller
SealMaster OptiPave Surface Sealer
Soilworks Durasoil Dust Suppressant
Superior Industries Level Assist
Systems Equipment 1292 Material Temperature Capture
Wirtgen America Inc. Vögele MT 3000-2i Material Transfer Vehicle
Volvo P7110B and P7170B Pavers
Wirtgen America Inc. W100Fi, W120Fi, W130Fi Milling Machines

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About Asphalt Contractor magazine
Published 10 times each year by AC Business Media, Asphalt Contractor magazine provides cutting-edge information on the entire life cycle of asphalt pavements – from production to paving to preservation – in every issue. Asphalt Contractor and its sister publication, Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, sponsor National Pavement Expo, which will be Feb. 1-4, 2017, in Nashville, TN.

About AC Business Media
AC Business Media is a business-to-business media company with a portfolio of renowned brands in heavy construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, rental, sustainability, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain markets. The company vision is to continue providing industry-leading content to its audiences through its cutting-edge digital properties and print publications and to provide advertisers the analytics and ability to reach the audience they want through its brands.

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