South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association - 2013 Membership Directory - (Page 9)
South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA) is a non-profit trade association
dedicated to the promotion of asphalt concrete. Its membership is comprised of asphalt
producers and companies affiliated with the asphalt pavement industry in South
SCAPA participates in various research and educational programs to develop an even better
product, new paving techniques and higher quality workmanship. Contractor member-firms
of the Association take great pride in their work and continue to prove their ability to satisfy
the rigid requirements set by the S.C. Department of Transportation, Corps of Engineers, Naval
Facilities Engineering Command, the Federal Aviation Administration and the engineers and
architects engaged in private practice.
HISTORY AND MOTTO
On November 2, 1966, ten forward thinking and responsible asphalt plant mix producers
came together and petitioned O. Frank Thorton, then Secretary of State for South Carolina,
for an eleemosynary corporation charter in the name of the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement
Association. The charter was issued and the Association was born.
In 1966, Robert E. McNair was governor, S.N. Pearman was chief highway commissioner and
W.N. Dulin was the district engineer for South Carolina for the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads
(now Federal Highway Administration). The interstate highway program was still in its infancy.
Only I-85 was completed with I-20, I-26 and I-95 miles from completion. Discussions to extend
I-77 to Columbia had not yet begun.
Asphalt plants were either batch or continuous mix and were manually controlled. Drum
plants were nonexistent. Automatic grade controls were new to pavers. No one had heard of a
vibratory roller for compacting asphalt pavements. The nuclear density gauge for determining
roadway density was yet to be invented. Today, all of that equipment with automatic controls
is utilized in the daily production and construction operations.
During the late Sixties, commercial passenger jet planes were beginning to be introduced in
South Carolina which triggered runway expansions at our states major airports. Asphalt was
the pavement of choice for that work.
The past 40 years have brought many positive changes to the asphalt paving industry. Today,
state of the art plants and paving equipment are used and the design and testing of asphalt is
more sophisticated. An increased emphasis on continuing educational programs for asphalt
production and construction personnel is preparing the industry for the future years.
2013 South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association - 2013 Membership Directory
Message from the Executive Director
2013 SCAPA Executive Committee
SCAPA Board of Directors
SCAPA Directors Emeriti
2012 SCAPA Quality Pavement Award Recipients
Events in 2012–2013
SCAPA Committees and Task Groups
Major Associate Members
South Carolina Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Aviation Administration, Southern Region
Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southern Division
Civil Engineering Faculties
Technical College Engineering/Certification Programs
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South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association - 2013 Membership Directory