Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2017 - 8
Why Vance Brothers
Contributes to FP2 Inc.
Tim Harrawood, manager of the
Southern Contracting Division,
Vance Brothers, tells why his
pavement preservation contracting
business directly supports FP2 Inc.
with its ﬁnancial contributions:
Vance Brothers has been in the asphalt business since 1923.
We're family-owned, and our footprint reaches from Colorado
to Texas, and Tennessee to Louisiana.
With two pavement maintenance contracting divisions, expanding
pavement preservation products and services are of the highest
importance for Vance. FP2 helps us in this mission.
Because of FP2 and its allies, pavement preservation is much
more widely accepted today than just five years ago. FP2 and
the industry's theme of "the right treatment for the right road at
the right time" has helped us secure a foothold in many markets,
and grow that business.
More than that: the current "buzz" about pavement preservation
is directly attributable to FP2's efforts. If it weren't for FP2's
involvement in advocacy for pavement preservation, preservation
language never would have made it into MAP-21. And as a
direct result of FP2's continued advocacy efforts, that preservation
language was retained within the recent FAST Act reauthorization.
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FP2's support of pavement preservation research at the National
Center for Asphalt Technology, and now the MnROAD test facility
of the Minnesota DOT, has been absolutely critical for validation
of the pavement preservation practice. Now, quantitative data
coming out of NCAT are helping us justify pavement preservation
to new customers.
The need for reliable research is why in addition to financially
supporting FP2 and the NCAT research separately, Vance
Brothers was proud to be the contractor for preservation
treatments in both the 2012 and 2015 research cycles at NCAT,
and NCAT/MnROAD on the northern test installations in 2016.
FP2 helped launch that research, and remains very active in the
evaluation process, but so much more work has yet to be done.
There's strength in numbers. The more contractor support FP 2
has, the better off the preservation industry will be. That's why I
urge my fellow contractors to join Vance Brothers in supporting
FP2 and the NCAT/MnROAD research with their contributions.
Please consider joining leading
industry businesses and national
associations in supporting FP2. For
more information, contact
executive director Jim Moulthrop
P.E. (PA, AZ) at 512.970.8865 or