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ASSOCIATIONS IGGA Recognizes Leaders in Grooving, Grinding IMAGE CREDIT: IGGA T he International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA) - a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading technical and promotional resource for acceptance of diamond grinding and grooving as well as pavement preservation and restoration - has announced the winners of its annual awards program. Presented at the association's annual awards banquet in Scottsdale Dec. 2, the purpose of the program is to honor individuals and companies/organizations for lasting contributions made to the grooving, grinding and concrete pavement preservation/restoration industry. The 2014 Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) Promoter of the Year Award was presented to Mitzi McIntyre, P.E., executive director of the Utah Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). The award recognizes an individual or company for exemplary efforts towards promoting diamond grooving, grinding and CPR. McIntyre was recognized with the award for her work to develop a culture within Utah's public sector that values the benefits of concrete pavement preservation (CPP), leading to a robust marketplace for the CPP industry. In her role for the Utah Chapter, ACPA, a non-profit association representing the concrete paving industry in Utah, McIntyre provides technical assistance to cities, counties, the Utah DOT, airport commissions, and consultants regarding concrete pavement design and construction. "I am truly honored to be recognized as the 2014 Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) Promoter of the Year by the International Grooving & Grinding Association (IGGA)," said McIntyre. "The IGGA and the Utah Chapter, ACPA have partnered over the last 13 years to bring education and training to UDOT, resulting in UDOT letting over 10 million square yards of diamond grinding. Utah's roads have been given an extended life because of all the CPR performed and will continue to serve the traveling public well into the future." The 2014 Operator of the Year (Iron Man) Award was presented to Tomas Ramos, project supervisor at Concrete Stabilization Technologies (CST) in Denver. The purpose of this award is to recognize the men and women who work in the field for their leadership with special emphasis on dedication to quality and getting the job done right. Ramos has developed innovative processes to increase production, such as placing pressure gauges near the Mitzi McIntyre, P.E., executive director of the Utah Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association, receives 2014 Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) Promoter of the Year Award from John Roberts, executive director of IGGA guns of injection equipment to eliminate time consuming trips back and forth to the rigs to check pressures. One of his recent accomplishments was the rebuilding and redesigning of a CST production unit to increase safety and efficiency in the field. The 2014 Government Official of the Year Award was awarded to St. Sen. John Pederson (R-St. Cloud) who represents Senate District 14 in central Minnesota. The Government Official of the Year Award recognizes leadership in transportation with special emphasis on grooving, grinding and CPR. Sen. Pederson serves on a number of Senate committees and is the vice chairman of the Capital Investment Committee. He is part owner of Amcon Block & Precast, Inc. and is an instructor at several institutions of higher learning. "Sen. Pederson has been very open to working with our industry on issues we believe have been or are detrimental to our success or the taxpayers of Minnesota," said Matt Zeller, executive director of the Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota. "He has been very willing to listen to the issues and take the information we have provided him into consideration. Sen. Pederson is a true statesman; he cares about the issues that will make his constituent's lives and his state better."  Spring 2015 pavement preservation journal 39

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2015

President’s Message
Hot, Cold In-Place Recycling Gets Boost at Western States Conference
Fort Collins HIR Project Provides Delegates with Up-Close Look
NCAT Reports 2012 Cycle Results, 2015 Preservation Activities
New Congress Means New Push Toward Reauthorization
FP² at TRB
Pavement Preservation in Spotlight at World of Asphalt 2015 in March
Control Potholes by Sealing Cracks, Joints in Advance
‘Thinlay’ Asphalt Overlays Next Word in Pavement Preservation
Texas Considers Ultra-Thin HMA Alternatives to Seal Coats
Thin Overlays Can Preserve Pavements as Well as Reduce Surface Noise
In California, Scrub Seals Gain Favor for Cost, Crack Sealing
IGGA Recognizes Leaders in Grooving, Grinding
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Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2015